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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the conference?

Complete details about the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference can be found using the navigational menu at https://www.siop.org/Annual-Conference, including the link to register.

Where can I find a schedule of events?

View our event schedule at a glance or our full conference program (coming soon!).

Who can attend the conference?

The SIOP Annual Conference is open to all. Varying registration rates apply for SIOP Student members, SIOP professional members, and nonmembers of SIOP. If you are interested in becoming a member, please view the membership criteria to learn more.

What is included in the cost of registration? Are meals provided?

With a full registration you can choose from hundreds of educational sessions to attend April 19-22, 2023. The only educational sessions requiring an additional registration fee are the Preconference Workshops, Consortia, and Friday Seminars.

Full registrants are also welcome at all SIOP general receptions and have access to the exhibit hall, a daily breakfast, and coffee breaks each afternoon. A daily lunch break will allow you to meet up with friends and colleagues at a place of your choosing, but lunch is not included in your registration. Wi-Fi is available throughout the conference. Spouses or guests may register for a small fee and are permitted in the exhibit hall and at evening receptions only (not in educational sessions). Exhibit hall-only registrants are permitted in the exhibit hall only (not in educational sessions or evening receptions).

What are the SIOP guidelines for professional behavior?

All attendees must accept the following policy statements to complete registration for the conference: SIOP Anti-Harassment Policy, SIOP Privacy Policy, and SIOP Terms of Use.

I am presenting at the conference. Do I receive a free registration?

No. Except for a handful of speakers who will be registered by the SIOP office (e.g., Preconference Workshop presenters), conference attendees, including presenters, must pay the registration fee to attend the conference. Presenters who are nonmembers must pay the nonmember conference registration rate. There are no special presenter discounts or waivers available. In the Call for Proposals for conference submissions it was stated that presenters must pay a registration fee.

Can I still submit my research for presentation at the conference?

The submission deadline was Oct. 12, 2022, per the Call for Proposals. No late submissions are accepted. The Call for Proposals for the 2024 SIOP Annual Conference will be announced in August 2023.

Can I earn continuing education (CE) credit at the conference?

Yes, continuing education credits are available through the Preconference Workshops.

When should I plan to arrive in Boston? When should I leave?

If you plan to attend any preconference activities (the workshops, consortia, etc.) you will want to arrive by Tuesday evening, April 18. Those events begin early Wednesday morning. For basic conference attendance, we suggest you arrive by late afternoon Wednesday, April 19. The Opening Plenary and Welcome Reception take place beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The regular conference program begins bright and early the morning of Thursday, April 20. Events officially wrap up at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

How do I book my hotel room?

The most convenient places to stay when attending the SIOP Annual Conference are one of the headquarters hotels because everything you need will be right there in the same connected area. The Convention Center is located between the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Boston Marriott Copley Place. You can walk between both hotels and through the Convention Center without going outside. Our room block usually does sell out, so book your room soon so as to not miss out. Once the host hotels are sold out, SIOP will provide additional hotel options on the hotel webpage.

How can I obtain a letter of invitation (for international attendees seeking travel visas)?

SIOP enjoys welcoming attendees from around the globe to our Annual Conference. Please contact siop@siop.org with your name, address, and information. A standard invitation letter will be emailed to you.

What is the Conference Career Center?

Read the FAQ for all of your questions regarding the Conference Career Center.

Are there exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, the success of the SIOP Annual Conference is based in part on the support of our partners who provide products and services in the field of industrial-organizational psychology. There are numerous exhibit, sponsor, and advertising partnership opportunities from which to choose.

Is there a dress code at the conference?

There is no official dress code for the SIOP Annual Conference. Most attendees wear business attire or business casual attire during their time at the conference. Note that some meeting facilities can have wide variations in temperatures which may be out of SIOP's immediate control. Therefore, you may wish to dress in layers to be comfortable regardless of the room you are in.

Where can I find travel and transportation information?

We suggest you check out https://www.bostonusa.com/plan/visitor-centers-and-guides/ for great information about the city of Boston. Boston features an extensive transportation system including subway, bus, trolley car, and boat service.

What is the weather like in Boston in April?

The average daily high in Boston for the month of April is 56 degrees, with an average low of 41 degrees. Bring layers and an umbrella!

Where can I acquire the conference proceedings / where can I share my presentation?

SIOP does not keep full-text copies of all research presented at our conferences. For abstracts and submitter information, please use the searchable program. You can contact the submitters directly for copies of their work. Some submitters have chosen to make their submission documents available in the searchable program, so you may find what you need without having to contact the submitter.

Where does the SIOP Annual Conference go next?

SIOP heads to Chicago, Illinois, in April 2024, and Denver, Colorado, in April 2025, and has future dates, cities, and venues booked out for a couple of years thereafter.