May 2011

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Annual Conference Breaks Attendance Record

Industrial-organizational psychologists turned out in the thousands for the 26th Annual SIOP Conference this month, breaking the Society’s all-time attendance record with an impressive 4,637 attendees!

The conference included hundreds of sessions and posters on nearly any topic related to the workplace, as well as workshops, a speed-mentoring event, Friday Seminars, two theme tracks, and several elegant receptions. For photos and more information about this year's conference, visit, The SIOP Exchange, and Facebook. SIOP covered the conference extensively through social media this year. This coverage was brought to you by:


Next year’s conference will take place April 26-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California. See you then!

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Congratulations Fellows and Award Winners!

During the opening plenary at this year’s annual conference, Fellows Chair Wally Borman presented the newest additions to SIOP’s most prestigious group of members.

Society Fellows are distinguished industrial and organizational psychologists who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in I-O psychology, through research, practice, teaching, administration, and/or professional service. This year SIOP recognized 11 outstanding I-O psychologists as SIOP Fellows:

John W. Boudreau
David Chan
Yitzhak Fried
Mark Griffin
Arthur Gutman
Michelle Hebl
Jeff W. Johnson
Amy Kristof-Brown
Robert E. Ployhart
John C. Scott
Jing Zhou

SIOP and the Foundation also presented a number of awards at this year's conference, including five distinguished award winners:

Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award—Dr. Richard D. Arvey (National University of Singapore)
Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award: Practice—Dr. Eric M. Dunleavy (DCI Consulting Group)
Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award: Science—Adam M. Grant (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
José M. Cortina (George Mason University)
Distinguished Service Contributions AwardDr. Julie B. Olson-Buchanan  (California State University, Fresno) 
For a complete list of award winners, visit For information about the next round of award nominations, click here. Congratulations everyone!

Order Your Conference DVD Today
Select highly reviewed sessions from the 2011 SIOP Annual Conference are now available for purchase, with delivery expected in June. The conference DVD-ROM is Mac and PC compatible and will feature audio synchronized with presentation slides, as well as video for the opening and closing plenary sessions. For a complete list of recorded sessions and ordering information, visit the DVD page here!

LEC Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC)! This year's LEC will take place October 14-15 at the Hilton Seelbach in Louisville, Kentucky.
General Chair: Kurt Kraiger
Practice Chair: Andrea Goldberg
Science Chair: Lori Foster Thompson
Research Chair:
Allen Kraut
The LEC will bring together thought leaders from academia and practice to focus on the robust topic of the virtual workforce. Expect a series of engaging presentations and discussions of virtual work and virtual collaboration, virtual teams, social media, and the use of technology for recruitment, selection, performance, and management.
For registration details, visit the LEC homepage. To view sponsorship opportunities, click here.

TIP Accepting Contributions and Ads
The Industrial Organizational Psychologist (TIP) is the official quarterly publication of SIOP. TIP provides original articles, news, reports, and noncommercial information related to the fundamental practice, science, and teaching issues in industrial and organizational psychology, especially new happenings, ideas, approaches, and knowledge. Circulation is approximately 6,000, which includes the SIOP membership (professional and student), public and corporate libraries, and individual subscribers.
See TIP's webpage for submission details or contact Editor Lisa A. Steelman at Get more information about placing an ad in TIP here.

SIOP Webinar Recordings Now Available

Recordings are now available for the SIOP Visibility Committee's most recent webinar, “A Day in the Life of an I-O Psychologist."

This webinar, aimed at students and career changers, is a great place to start learning about I-O psychology. The webinar introduces the field of industrial-organizational psychology and discusses the daily activities of I-O psychologists employed in various sectors of the workforce. Panelists with different I-O-related careers answer questions about several aspects of their work, including job duties, demands, and rewards, as well as the qualities needed for success!

Start listening now!

Two previous webinars are also available on the webinar page (scroll to bottom of page). These are also aimed at students and career changers, with emphasis on graduate school and career options.

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