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. 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 (View a recording)

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.


Tours (In-Person) (FULL)

Wednesday, April 27, 3:30-4:30pm PDT

A small group tour is planned for The Spheres at Amazon’s world headquarters. Depart from the Lobby of the Sheraton Grand Seattle at 3:30 p.m. PDT. Please plan for a 15-minute walk to The Spheres, 30-minute tour, and then a walking return to the Sheraton by 4:30 p.m. PDT. (Opening Plenary begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT.) Registration required through the regular conference registration site here.

***Space is very limited. We kindly ask that you only register if you are able to commit to attending the tour. If plans change and you are unable to attend please notify SIOP@siop.org as soon as possible. SIOP will fill these limited spots, as this is a unique experience not offered to the general public over the conference dates.


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

Join us for local flavor lunch stations with market-style entertainment, featuring Pike Place Fish Market mongers! Plan to shop local from 12 entrepreneurs in support of Ventures Marketplace, which serves as an incubation program for product-based businesses. You can pick up souvenirs for your loved ones, or something special for yourself, while supporting the Seattle community. Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential.