2022 SIOP Annual Conference

Special Events

We look forward to providing a fun, safe SIOP Annual Conference, including networking and social experiences both in-person and virtually. At the current time, mask wearing is required throughout the conference venues, except for while actively eating and drinking. We will endeavor to provide grab and go type food offerings for those who prefer to return to their guest rooms or go outdoors or to other less crowded areas to eat. Keep an eye on our Health and Safety page for relevant updates.


Conference Kick-Off Event (Zoom)

Tuesday, April 19, 12:00-1:00pm PDT

Introducing the first ever Conference Kick-Off, inclusive of all SIOP members and the public, celebrating the announcements of SIOP’s highest honors, Fellows, and awards, including the Visionary Grant. This will be pre-recorded and aired with live chat. Please join regardless of your conference registration status to celebrate the I-O community.


Open House Networking and Poster Format Preview (Virtual Chair)

Tuesday, April 19, 1:00-5:00pm PDT

At the conclusion of the Conference Kickoff, conference registrants are invited to gather virtually for casual networking in the Virtual Chair platform accessed via the Whova App. This will also give poster presenters an opportunity to visit the Virtual Poster venue in preparation for their presentations.


Opening Plenary (In-Person, Sheraton)

Wednesday, April 27, 5:00-6:00pm PDT

The Opening Plenary will be in person, honoring SIOP’s highest awards and introducing the newest SIOP Fellows. This event will feature Steven Rogelberg’s Presidential Address with reflections on his theme, Better Together.


Welcome Reception and Top Poster Display (In-Person, Sheraton)

Wednesday, April 27, 6:00-7:30PDT

The Welcome Reception and Top Poster Display directly follows the Opening Plenary. Enjoy hors d’ouevres, beverages, and entertainment while perusing the top poster submissions, reuniting with old friends, and making new ones!


Closing Plenary (Zoom)

Saturday, April 30

The pre-recorded Closing Plenary, accessible to all conference registrants, will be added to the Whova platform for on-demand viewing, featuring incoming President Mo Wang’s address. 


Closing Lunch Event (In-Person, WSCC)

Saturday, April 30, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT

The Closing Lunch Event will feature local-flavor lunch stations with market-style entertainment, featuring Pike Place Fish Market mongers!


Tours (In-Person)

Saturday, April 30

Small group tours are planned for after the conference concludes, including The Spheres, Seattle Bites, and Seattle Underground. Additional details forthcoming.