SIOP 2020 Virtual Program Information

Renowned experts from economics, political science, sociology, business, and popular culture join I-O Psychology luminaries in sharing “Perspectives on Possible Futures of I-O” in the SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference Closing Plenary. 

The SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference features nearly 500 sessions of high-quality peer reviewed content in a full range of presentation formats. The presentation topics are a robust mix of subjects vitally important in the current moment and core I-O topics. For example, there are nearly 50 presentations on diversity and inclusion, along with scores of presentations on testing and assessment, strategic HR, technology, groups and teams, and work and family/non-work life.

The SIOP Theme Track, The Who, What, Where, Why, and How of Inclusion, takes a multi-faceted look at issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how I-O psychology can help create a more diverse and inclusive future of work.  Five video sessions include voices from within and outside of SIOP. Theme Track organizers are also coordinating discussions related to inclusion for conference registrants through the Whova event app. 

The COVID-19 Track  includes a panel discussion on COVID-19 and the Future of Work as well as a series of Ted-style talks covering different areas of I-O psychology. Curated by Emily Solberg and Jason Randall, the presentations will share relevant research and thinking on how I-O Psychologists can address the workplace challenges created by the pandemic.  

The Advocacy 101 session, a companion to the recently released Guide to Federal Outreach and Advocacy, is intended to invite your participation in SIOP’s advocacy efforts and help you make the most of available advocacy resources.

The newly developed special session, SIOP and APA: The Road Ahead is Paved With Opportunities, features updates and insights on SIOP’s work advancing the interests of applied psychologists within the APA.

View the presentation list and begin making your plans using the SIOP Searchable Program

PDF and video presentations are available on demand throughout the conference and are all listed as taking place on June 16. 

Several of the presentations on core topics are organized into named tracks:
•    Methods Mania
•    Modern HR
•    SIOP Select
•    Theme Track
•    Plenary Track
•    COVID-19 Track

Whova Features

New this year, the Whova web app will provide an enhanced experience for conference registrants with side by side views of video and commentary streams. 

The Whova mobile app is packed with networking and scheduling features that add value to your registration. Find out more in the Whova Tips section on the app home page or watch a Whova tutorial.

The Whova App will open for all registrants on June 16.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Check out the information and offerings from SIOP Conference Partners in the virtual exhibit hall.


Captioning is available on selected videos and is indicated by the CC icon in the video play bar. 

SIOP Anti-Harassment Policy

This policy that governs the professional behavior for our community is available on the SIOP website.