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31st Annual IOOB Conference

The University of Houston has been selected to host the 2010 IOOB Conference. The proposed theme for IOOB 2010 is "Thriving in an ever-changing economy: The role of I-O and OB." In choosing this theme IOOB strives to discuss ways in which I-O psychologists can help effectively overcome challenges that both employees and employers encounter in these trying economic times. The conference is March 12-14, 2010 at the University of Houston-Downtown.
IOOB 2011 Call for Proposals
On behalf of the 2009 IOOB conference committee at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), we would like to thank you for helping us make the 2009 IOOB conference such a successful event! To continue this tradition, we would like to invite the graduate students in your department to submit a proposal to host the 2011 IOOB conference.
As you may know, the Industrial Organizational/Organizational Behavior (IOOB) conference is a graduate student event that gives I/O and OB students the opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment in addition to networking with other students, faculty, and professionals in the field. The conference can also serve to provide insight for additional research ideas or to provide direction for in-progress studies.
The most recent IOOB conference was hosted in February of 2009 in Chicago, IL by the Illinois Institute of Technology and IOOB 2010 will be hosted in March of 2010 in Houston, TX by the University of Houston. More information about the 2010 IOOB conference can be found at http://www.psychology.uh.edu/GraduatePrograms/IOP/ioob/index.html.
As hosts of the 2009 IOOB conference, Illinois Institute of Technology is responsible for selecting the host of IOOB 2011, and as such, we are making a request for proposals to host the conference in the Spring of 2011.
We invite students from your I/O or OB graduate program to submit a proposal to host IOOB 2011. The proposal will need to include the following information in order to be considered:
         Proposed conference date
         Proposed conference location (e.g., hotel or on campus)
         Evidence of planning in terms of participant hotel accommodations
         Evidence of planning in terms of conference logistics (e.g., proposed conference schedule)
         Evidence of planning in terms of recruitment of conference keynote speakers and workshop facilitators
All proposals must be submitted on or before December 15, 2009 for consideration. Proposals will be evaluated in terms of how well they address all of the above mentioned criteria. All final proposals and related inquiries should be sent to ioob-2009@iit.edu.
Again, we hope that students within your graduate program will consider hosting IOOB 2011. Our experience as conference hosts has proven to be both valuable and enjoyable. We have included our own proposal as a sample template for drafting new proposals. Please feel free to contact us if we can provide further information or clarification about the submission process or about the conference in general. We look forward to receiving your program's proposal!
About IOOB
Every year students can look forward to the Industrial Organizational/Organizational Behavior (IOOB) Graduate Student Conference. This Conference provides many opportunities. Because the IOOB Conference targets students, as opposed to seasoned researchers and practitioners, it allows for more lenient acceptance rates for student research. Besides presenting their own research, students also benefit from workshops and keynote speeches of well-known I/O professionals. The Conference is certainly an environment to network and meet others in the I/O field. Indeed, one purpose of the Conference is to connect people, to make that great match between the "job-giver" and the "job-seeker."