SIOP NewsBrief

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

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Early Registration Deadline Approaches for SIOP Conference! 

Registration for the 2008 conference is open. Held at the Hilton San Francisco April 10–12, this year’s conference is the 23rd annual, and there is excitement in store.   

To receive the early registration discount and a conference program in advance via mail, you must register by Friday, Feb. 29. If you register after this date, you will pay the regular registration rate and not be able to get a hard copy of the program until you arrive at the event.  

Click here to sign up now!  

Also, while registering, don’t forget to sign up for some of this year’s special features. For instance, there are a series of preconference workshops planned for Wednesday, April 9. This is a great opportunity to earn continuing educations credits and network with other I–O professionals. Likewise, the Friday Seminars offer credi ts and a chance for networking. Reserve your spot today as these special sessions are filling up! Please keep in mind these options require advanced registration and additional fees.  

A variety of activities are also available, including a golf outing, Levi Strauss tour, wine country tour, and the SIOP 5K Fun Run race. Please note that these options require advanced registration and additional fees as well. Make your plans now! Why wait?  

Also, as usual, there will be hundreds of great, peer-reviewed sessions presented at the conference. For even more information, please visit the SIOP conference Web site. This site includes information about additional special features, registration, hotel accommodations, and the conference in general.  

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SIOP Membership Dues Increase  

The SIOP Executive Committee voted to increase annual dues $5 for professional and student members for the upcoming membership year, which runs from May 2008 through April 2009.

The dues increase will help offset the expenditures generated by SIOP's new journal: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. As a membership benefit, a complimentary copy of this journal will be sent to all members. Dues revenue helps fund various member service improvements and programs including the Web site, online directory, Leading Edge Consortium, updated consultant locator, and expansion of the conference from 2½ to 3 days.

The updated amount for dues is $60 for Full, Associate, and International Members and $30 for Student Affiliates and Retired Members.

To renew your dues for SIOP’s 2008–2009 membership year, click here.

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Call for Nominations – APA BSA Announces Various Awards

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is soliciting nominations for three awards, and the submission deadlines are just around the corner.

Click on a link below for details on each award.   


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APA’s CEMA Accepting Nominations for Dissertation Award

APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) seeks nominations for the 2008 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, which recognizes outstanding dissertations in psychology that increase understanding of the psychological issues and concerns facing persons or communities of color.

CEMA welcomes applications from individuals who filed their dissertations in 2006 or 2007 on research involving one or more of the following areas:

  • Enhancing the psychological understanding of ethnic-minority populations or concerns
  • Improving psychological service delivery systems to ethnic minorities
  • Developing new concepts or theories relevant to ethnic-minority population
  • Creating methodological paradigms that promote effective research and understanding of the values, beliefs, behaviors, and needs of ethnic-minority communities

The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1. All nominations should be mailed to the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

The winner will receive $500 as well as a $300 travel award sponsored by APA's Science Directorate, which goes along with an invitation to briefly present his or her dissertation at APA's 2008 Annual Convention in Boston, August 14–17.

For additional information, including nomination directions and selection criteria, click here.

Questions? Contact APA Program Officer Dennis Bourne via e-mail or by calling 202-336-6029.  

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APA’s CEMA Seeks Two New Members

The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin 3-year terms on Jan. 1, 2009.

To fulfill its mandate for ethnic representation and its commitment to gender equity, the two vacant slates are for an African-American male and a Latino male psychologist. CEMA also welcomes nominations from candidates who possess knowledge and expertise of other diverse populations, such as disability, early career, national origin, and sexual orientation.

Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted no later than September 5 and mailed to the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Self-nominations are encouraged.

For additional information, including nomination directions and CEMA member responsibilities, click here.

Questions? Contact APA Program Officer Dennis Bourne via e-mail or by calling 202-336-6029.

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