SIOP Annual Conference

2024 SIOP Annual Conference

2024 SIOP Annual Conference 

 

39th Annual SIOP Conference

April 17-20, 2024

Chicago, Illinois and Online

Hyatt Regency Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

Vivian Woo, 2024 SIOP Annual Conference Chair

Vivian Woo
2024 SIOP Program Chair

The SIOP Program Committee is working hard to craft an engaging conference program, continuing our tradition of robust educational content. We look forward to welcoming in-person and virtual attendees to a wide array of sessions at the 2024 SIOP Annual Conference. We anticipate strong in-person attendance in Chicago, and we are dedicated to providing virtual offerings that allow our members to attend, participate, and connect from wherever they are.

Winny Shen, 2024 SIOP Annual Conference Chair

Winny Shen
2024 SIOP Conference Chair

The SIOP Conference Committee is eager to maintain the long history of excellence of the annual conference while introducing exciting new offerings. Our mission is to convene a SIOP conference that inspires and galvanizes our community through sharing knowledge, building connections, fostering inclusion, and stimulating new ideas. We look forward to welcoming I-O psychology practitioners, educators, researchers, and students to Chicago or virtually! 

 


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Conference in the News


 

Amber Stark

Why and How Employers Should Honor Memorial Day

By Kimberly Derryberry, PhD
SIOP Military and Veterans Inclusion Committee

Memorial Day, for some, is cookouts; for others, it is a day off work. For many others, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of the freedoms afforded to our country. To those who do not have the opportunity to have the day off, the moment to reflect on those we have lost may be brief, if not forgotten. It is likely, however, that veterans within the workplace will not forget and will find their minds thinking from time to time about their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. Some will reflect more deeply than others to the point of even changing their daily demeanor. How can employers be supportive of those veterans on and around Memorial Day?

Honor to the Soldier, and the Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as best he can, the same cause – honor to him, less only to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. (Abraham Lincoln)

Employers need to recognize and honor veterans in their workplace ranks. Of the current US civilian workforce, nearly 8,918,000, that’s 5.6%, is composed of US veterans. Males made up 87.8% of that veteran workforce (U.S. Department of Labor, 2021).

Employers should always have support services available to veterans, but especially on and around Memorial Day and Veterans Day when veterans think the most about their time of service. According to the 2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, there were 46,412 suicides among U.S. adults with 6,392 suicides among veterans. That accounts for 13.8% of them (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2023).

Simple gestures can make a difference. Here are some ideas:

  • Recognize an organization-wide, 1-minute moment of silence at 3pm, the National Moment of Remembrance
  • Fly American Flags
  • Put up Memorial Day posters
  • Change organization-wide desktop screens to “Gone, But Not Forgotten” or the American Flag
  • Hold a religious service
  • Write about the history of Memorial Day in the company newsletter
  • Pass out red poppies in your office
  • Stream the National Memorial Day Concert (PBS Channel)
  • Create a wall display of lost loved ones

Choosing to recognize Memorial Day can help to honor not only those we have lost, but also it can foster a workplace culture of inclusivity for your working veterans.

References:
Veterans in the Labor Force: 6 Stats | U.S. Department of Labor Blog (dol.gov)
2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report (va.gov)

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2024 SIOP Partners

 

SIOP Gives Back

The connection between I-O psychology and corporate social responsibility and prosocial activities is strong. Help us live out these ideals at the 2024 SIOP Annual Conference Closing Event where attendees will have the opportunity to build backpack kits and write notes to children and youth in Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties in Illinois and Indiana. This opportunity is made possible through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, an affiliate of the oldest, most respected mentoring organization in the U.S. Attendees can also visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters booth in the Exhibit Hall during the conference to learn more.