Important Submission Information for 2023 Conference

 Please refer to this page for all the most critical information about the CFP and the submission process.


1. Roles 

This year, we have continued to simplify the roles individuals can occupy in a session. When submitting proposals, submitters will only need to designate who is a Speaker or Non-Speaking Contributor. Although authors will appear in a particular order in the submission system, this order is not saved nor will it appear in the program (see point 4, below). Please see Eligibility for more information on who can be a Speaker.


2. Virtual Presentations

Individuals submitting Virtual proposals must indicate that at least one Speaker plans to present in the proposed session virtually.


3. Presentation Formats

Please refer to the section Conference Programming Formats for more details. When designating your proposal as In-Person. Please ensure that all Speakers are committed to presenting and attending in-person in Boston. In-Person sessions cannot have a mix of in-person and virtual presenters (i.e., no hybrid presentations). They must ALL be able to present in-person in a session room in Boston. When designating your proposal as Virtual , please ensure that at least one Speaker plans to present virtually only in that session. Other speakers in a Virtual  session may attend either in-person or virtually. The only asynchronous (i.e., pre-recorded) presentation formats are available through the virtual poster format.


4. Session Information

Related to the point above on Roles, although submitters will no longer be required to specify author order, they will be asked to provide an APA-style citation for their session (see samples here). This is the session information that will appear in Whova (and therefore the conference program) if a submission is accepted. As such, submitters may designate specific roles (e.g., chair, discussant, etc.) as they see fit in that block of text. It is recommended that submitters share this citation text with all contributors to their sessions before submitting to verify it is correct.


5. Abstract Length 

 Abstracts can be up to 600 characters.


6. Social Media

Submitters will be asked to share a social media statement. They will also be asked to provide the social media handles (e.g., Twitter @usernames, links to LinkedIn profiles) for any authors on the proposal so that SIOP can promote the session effectively on social media. This information will be inputted into the SIOP submission portal and should not be included in the submitted Word document.