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From the Editor

 
Lisa Steelman
Florida Tech
 
Spring is in the air, and that means it is SIOP conference time. Many people have worked many hours to put together a conference that cannot be missed. Hopefully you won’t miss it! Many people have also put in many hours to bring you this issue of TIP. Be sure to put it into your carry-on bag, next to your conference program, for your trip to San Diego. It is good airplane reading. This issue of TIP is full of articles, information, and news—something for everyone.
Before you dive in, a couple of notes of interest.
 
In With the New
 
In this issue we introduce a new column called the International Practice Forum coauthored by Alex Alonso and Mo Wang. The vision for this column is to provide a forum for best practices in international I-O psychology. Each column will focus on a different topic and will discuss insights from practitioners working in different areas of the world. This column aligns well with SIOP’s goals of promoting I-O practice, contributing to the synergy between practice and science, and building international collaborations. The first column in this series is about workplace flexibility, with comments by Lynda Zugec representing our colleagues to the north in Canada. If you would like to contribute, contact Alex or Mo directly!
 
Celebrate the Stalwarts
 
We have a milestone: David Pollack has been doing the conferences and meetings listing for 20 years! Holy cow, does anyone remember life without David? Thanks, David, for continuing to tell us where to go!
 
I’d Rather Be a Hammer Than a Nail
 
One of the greatest things about SIOP conferences is the insights one gets. It is hard to go to one without having a couple of “ah ha!” moments. Those moments can be very energizing as you acclimate back into “real life.” Insights and lessons learned come from everywhere: symposia, posters, coffee breaks, receptions, the hotel bar at 2:00 a.m. Send me your insights and “ah-ha” moments. Send them to me when you get home; it’s a good way to ease back into work or study. Or better yet, text me from the hotel bar at 2:00 a.m. We are going to put together an article for TIP that recaps people’s experiences as a summary of the 2012 conference—a 2012 time capsule. I’m at lsteelma@fit.edu. I really look forward to hearing from you about what you personally took away from the conference!
 
To Everything There Is a Season
 
One of the goals of TIP is to keep members informed and updated about the activities of SIOP and its members; it is after all the official newsletter of SIOP. A second and equally important goal of TIP is to stimulate dialogue among members on topical issues important to the field and promoting our work. You’ll find both in every issue of TIP. In addition to the articles and news pieces in every issue, on the following pages of this issue we resurrect the Letters to the Editor section. You will see one stand-alone letter and a series of letters regarding the SIOP election process. If there is something you would like to read about or comment on, send it to me. I am always glad to hear from you.
 
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.