Since the last CFP, we have implemented some changes related to submitting proposals. Please refer to this page for all the most critical changes to our CFP and the submission process.
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. Visual Presentations
Individuals submitting Virtual Live proposals must indicate that at least one Speaker meets the Eligibility qualifications for virtual registration and plans to attend virtually.
3. Presentation Formats
Please refer to the section Conference Programming Formats for more details. When designating your proposal as In-Person Live, please ensure that all Speakers are committed to presenting and attending in-person in Seattle. In-Person Live sessions cannot have a mix of in-person and virtual presenters. They must ALL be able to present in-person in a session room in Seattle. When designating your proposal as Virtual Live, please ensure that at least one Speaker meets the Virtual Presentation Qualifications and plans to attend virtually (see Eligibility). Other speakers in a Virtual Live session may attend either in-person or virtually. There are no asynchronous-only (i.e., pre-recorded) presentation formats.
4. Session Information
Related to the point above on Roles, while 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 Lengthened and Press Paragraph Eliminated
Submitters will no longer be asked to provide press paragraphs, and the length of abstracts has been increased 50% 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.