1999 Conference Registration Information for the Society for Industrial
and Organizational Psychology, Inc.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
April 30May 2, 1999 Workshops: April 29, 1999
Ronald D. Johnson
University of Scranton
Greetings from the Conference Chair
The last thing that you need is to read a long message from someone who
can neither help you get a hotel room when the conference hotel is full or get you into a
sold-out workshop. Understanding my limited role, I will be brief. Over the past 6 years,
Bill Macey and Katherine Klein have led the SIOP Conferences and have implemented many
enhancements to our conference experience. It is my desire that your experience in Atlanta
this spring be your best ever. I can assure you that you have a team of SIOP volunteers
(and the SIOP Administrative Office) dedicated to helping you have an excellent
As you begin the registration process, let me provide you with a few
reminders. This is the second year of "centralized registration." ALL
advance, conference-related (non-hotel) registration is being handled by the
Administrative Office. Thus, you will mail all of your registration materials to Bowling
Green. The pages that follow will guide you through the registration process. If you have
registration questions, please contact the Administrative Office.
As was true last year, we will not have a luncheon. Rather, the
conference will have an evening eventstill being planned. Details will be available
in the Conference Program.
Since Delta Air Lines is the dominant air carrier in Atlanta, I
encourage you to use them if you can. We have selected them as our official airline and
details on airfare discounts to the Conference are available inside the back cover of this
TriviaI personally find it of interest that one member of this
years conference planning committee once served as a graduate student volunteer at
Questions: If you have questions, please see the inside front cover
for directions on how to contact the appropriate person for your question.
Prepare to make the 14th Annual SIOP Conference your best
SIOP Conference ever. I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.
1999 SIOP Annual Conference Special Notices
On November 14, 1998, the 1999 SIOP Conference Program Planning
Committee met in New Orleans to make final program decisions and to schedule program
sessions. The committee members in attendance were Steve Ashworth, Murray Barrick, Allan
Church, Jose Cortina, Michelle Gelfand, Jack Kennedy, Ron Landis, Debbie Major, Mickey
Quinoes, Joan Rentsch, Heather Roberts-Fox, Phil Roth, John Scott, and Paul Tesluk. Due
to the large number of high-quality submissions and the extension of conference
programming this year to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (May 2), the Planning Committee scheduled
three full days of program sessions. In addition, the Sunday programming will include a
new poster session. Please keep this expanded scheduling in mind when making room
reservations and travel plans to Atlanta.
Michael J. Burke, Tulane University
A Note About Smoking
Atlanta City Ordinances allow smoking only in designated sleeping rooms
and outside the hotel. No smoking is permitted in public areas inside the hotel.
New SIOP Conference Cancellation Policy
Every year the SIOP Conference has increased in importance, complexity,
and size. Last year attendance topped 2,500 people! The SIOP Executive Committee is
dedicated to making the Conference a vital and valuable part of the growth and development
of both the field and SIOPs membership. As part of that effort, a new conference
cancellation policy has been instituted to defray the expenses associated with
cancellations and to keep Conference fees to a minimum.
Beginning this year, Conference registration fees will be refunded
until April 23rd, less $35.00approximately the cost of food, materials,
and administrative time. Essentially, all the money that has not yet been spent in time or
financial commitments will be returned. Therefore, there will be no refund for students.
Members and Foreign Affiliates will receive a refund of $30.00, and non-members, $95.00.
After April 23rd, no refunds will be given. This policy refers only to
Conference registration fees. The cancellation policy for Workshop can be found Here.
Click on the blue links for further information
For a copy of the registration form which you can print out,
fill out and fax or mail back with your payment, click here.
for the Conference, Pre-Conference Workshops,
Tours, Job Placement Services,
5K Road Race/Fun
Run and/or SIOpen Golf Outing:
Marquis, Reservations (Conference Rate):
rooms at the conference rate may sell out before this date)
FLY DELTA AIR LINES
Fly Delta Air Lines and you can save 5% to 15% off any regular airfare
to SIOP. To get the discount, call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at (800)
2416760 or have your travel agent call for you and mention SIOPs File:
If you make your reservations at least 60 days in advance of your first
flight, youll save 10% off any discounted fare, and 15% off full coach fares, from
anywhere in the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, or from selected
Caribbean islands. If you make your reservations less than 60 days and more than 7 days
before your first flight, youll save 5% off any discounted fare, and 10% off full
coach fares, from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
SIOP earns one free round-trip airfare within the continental U.S. for
every 40 round-trip flights booked through this service. SIOP uses these certificates for
official SIOP business (e.g., visits to investigate future sites for the SIOP conference),
so please consider flying Delta to this years Conference.
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL
Taxis from the airport to The Atlanta Marriott Marquis typically run
about $17.00 one way.
The Atlanta Airport Shuttle picks up passengers at the airports
Ground TransportationShuttle #10 bay every 1520 minutes between 7:00 am and
11:00 p.m. Reservation must be made for pick ups at any other time. The one way cost is
$10.00 for door-to-door service. Roundtrips are $17.00.
MARTA, Atlantas public transit, runs from the airport to
Peachtree Center, a mall connected by a walkway to the hotel. Its about a
five-minute walk from the mall to the lobby. One way cost is $1.50.