2022 SIOP Annual Conference

Conference Programming Formats

Due to the continually changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to offer conference programming in more widely accessible formats, the 2022 conference will be offered in two session modalities:

In-Person Live


In-Person Live sessions and posters will be presented April 28-30 (during Conference Week 2: Seattle & Virtual) to be enjoyed by conference attendees at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. A limited portion of this programming will also be live-streamed from Seattle for virtual attendees to view.

Virtual Live


Virtual live sessions, except posters, will be presented from April 28-30 (during Conference Week 2: Seattle & Virtual) to be enjoyed by conference attendees regardless of location. Virtual poster sessions will be presented the week of April 18 (during Conference Week 1: Virtual).

When you submit a proposal to the SIOP conference, you will select whether the session is intended to be presented in an In-Person Live or Virtual Live format. Submitted session format is distinct from registration. Those who register for the in-person conference will have access to all sessions, in-person or virtual, whereas those who register for the virtual conference will only have access to virtual sessions and a limited subset of in-person sessions that will be broadcast live (likely to be one or two selected rooms).

Please confer with all speakers for the proposed session to ensure that they can meet the requirements for the In-Person Live or Virtual Live sessions (see below).

 
Session Modality
 
In-Person Live
Virtual Live
Who Must Register and How? All Speakers must register for the in-person conference

At least one Speaker must meet the Virtual Presentation Qualifications and intend to register for the virtual conference

Other Speakers may register for either the in-person or virtual conference unless they are speaking in-person in another session

When Must Final Presentation Materials Be Submitted to SIOP? By the end of March 2022 By the end of March 2022
When and Where Will I present?

In-person Live posters will be presented during BOTH Conference Week 1: Virtual using Virtual Chair and Conference Week 2: Seattle & Virtual in Seattle

Other In-person Live session types will be presented April 28-30 in Seattle

Virtual Live posters will be presented ONLY virtually during Conference Week 1: Virtual using Virtual Chair

Other Virtual Live session types will be presented April 28-30, concurrently with In-person Live content

For accepted proposals submitted as In-Person Live Sessions

  •  All session speakers must register for and attend the in-person conference.
  •  All session speakers must deliver their presentation in-person.
  •  Session organizers must provide session presentation materials (e.g. slides, pdfs) to the SIOP administrative office by the end of March 2022 so they can be uploaded to the Whova app and, in the case of posters, to Virtual Chair. This requirement is intended to increase the accessibility of presentations for both in-person and virtual attendees.
  •  For in-person poster sessions, we ask that presenters present their poster twice, first in Virtual Chair during Conference Week 1: Virtual and a second time in-person in Seattle during Conference Week 2: Seattle & Virtual. This is intended to increase the accessibility of presentations for all attendees, regardless of modality.
For accepted proposals submitted as Virtual Live sessions

  •  All session speakers must register for the virtual or in-person conference.  At least one speaker must register for the virtual conference.
  •  All session speakers must deliver their presentation in a virtual format
    •  Virtual Live posters will be presented in Virtual Chair during Conference Week 1: Virtual
    •  All other presentation types will be presented on April 28-30, synchronously during Conference Week 2: Seattle & Virtual. In addition, SIOP will provide space at the Convention Center where in-person conference attendees can present as part of a virtual live session.
    •  There will be no asynchronous-only (e.g. pre-recorded) virtual content without associated live-presented content. All sessions will be presented live, but some may be recorded for later viewing.
  •  Session organizers must provide presentation materials (e.g., slides, pdfs) to the SIOP administrative office by the end of March 2022 so they can be uploaded to the Whova app. This is intended to increase the accessibility of presentations for all attendees, regardless of modality.

Virtual Presentation Qualifications


Individuals can submit both In-Person Live and Virtual Live proposals. In other words, submitting one proposal using one modality does not require all other submissions to be in the same modality (i.e., you do not have to submit all your proposals using the same modality). The key restriction is that Virtual Live submissions are only permitted if at least one Speaker meets one of the following Virtual Presentation Qualifications:

  •   employed by an organization that prohibits travel to in-person conferences,
  •   a disability or mobility restriction would make in-person attendance difficult,
  •   a significant health concern that would make travel violate your personal health and safety standards,
  •   a family-related or caregiving restriction that would make in-person attendance unduly difficult,
  •   a registered mailing address is outside of the United States, or
  •   if you are not an industrial-organizational psychology professional or student.

You will not be asked to disclose which concern in the above list applies; you will simply be asked if at least one applies to any Speaker in your session. If a Speaker has extenuating circumstances not on this list that will prevent them from attending in-person, please contact the Program Chair to discuss this before submitting to the virtual program.

It should also be noted that although session modality (i.e., in-person, virtual) is related to conference attendance, they are not the same. Individuals can present in (and attend) both Virtual Live sessions and In-person Live sessions if they register for the in-person conference. However, individuals who register for the Virtual Live conference can only present (and attend) the Virtual Live conference. Any session with a virtual presenter must be entirely virtual (i.e., no speakers in an In-Person Live session may deliver their content by videoconference or recorded video).

Conference Registration

 

 

In-Person

Virtual

Can attend the In-Person Live Conference? YES NO
Can be a Speaker in an In-Person Live session? YES NO
Can be a Speaker in a Virtual Live session? YES YES
Must meet the Virtual Presentation qualifications? NO YES, if a Speaker

Quick Questions and Answers

 

Q: Can I submit an In-Person Live proposal?

A: Yes, if you are a SIOP Member, Associate, Fellow, Retired member, or Student Affiliate. If you are submitting anything other than a poster, at least one Speaker must not be a Student Affiliate.

 

Q: Can I submit a Virtual Live proposal?

A: Yes, if you are a SIOP Member, Associate, Fellow, Retired member, or Student Affiliate. If you are submitting anything other than a poster, at least one Speaker must not be a Student Affiliate. Additionally, at least one Speaker must meet the Virtual Presentation Qualifications.


Q: When will my session be presented?

A: Virtual Live posters will be presented during Conference Week 1, which is the week of April 18. We do not yet know the specific date(s). All other sessions will be presented during Conference Week 2, specifically April 28, 29, or 30, aligned with the Pacific Time Zone.
 

Q: Only one of my presenters needs to be virtual. Can the rest of us present in-person?

A: No, mixed modality presentations are not permitted. If anyone needs to present virtually (and meets the Virtual Presentation Qualifications), the entire session must be subitted as a Virtual Live session.