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SIOP Opportunity Toolkit

If you’re looking for tools to help secure employer support for your attendance at the 2021 SIOP Annual Conference, or your SIOP membership, you’ve come to the right place!


The 36th SIOP Annual Conference is a multi-dimensional event, offering a great variety of benefits, including direct benefits for your employer. The expanded schedule and hybrid format encompass many offerings so you can create your own customized conference that suits your individual needs. 

Likewise, the SIOP Opportunity Toolkit is organized as several individual information modules, that you can combine to reflect your attendance plans and support needs. But first, read the brief overview of the conference and suggestions for preparing your request.

Once you've read this material, scroll down and click the icons to start building your argument with customizable text. The customization points are in bolded red text.

SIOP Conference Overview

The 36th SIOP Annual Conference is a multi-dimensional event, with an expanded schedule offering more than 750 peer-reviewed presentations. Nearly 100 presentations are offered in a mix of virtual live and asynchronous sessions April 15-17.  The sessions will be available on demand from April 15-May 7.  

Interactivity and accessibility are two key features of this year’s conference. An extended program schedule and the addition of new interactive remote technology are two of the key adaptations the conference organizers have made this year. The "SIOP Conference Season" will actually begin with selected events in March. Friday Seminars will be scheduled weekly from April 23 through May 7.

Preparing Your Support Request

Whether you are making your case for support verbally, in an email, or a more formal memo, you’ll want to accomplish a few key tasks. Use the toolkit information modules appropriate for your request to help formulate these three arguments.

1.    The SIOP conference is strategic for your organization. Select 3-5 issues you and your organization are facing, then match them with sessions from the core program and the additional professional development sessions that will help address them. Discuss the potential tools and tips you could bring back to move a business strategy forward or alleviate challenges. Be sure to review the conference exhibitors list when you’re addressing this topic.
2.    Attendance can help build your expertise and network. Highlight educational opportunities and research presentations that can advance your research agenda or build your competence in specific practice areas. Whether you plan to attend the New Orleans event or participate virtually, there are many opportunities to network including new interactive virtual technologies. Once registered, you will have access to lists of other registrants and can begin building your networking plan before the events start.
3.    Conference attendance provides a high return on investment. Attending the SIOP virtual conference is a cost-effective professional development strategy. Support this argument with a concise comparison of attendance costs and learnings available, based on your specific professional development agenda. Close out your request with an offer to share what you have learned. immediately after the conference, write a short summary of what you learned, who you met through the interactive conference features, and how you will use the knowledge gained and contacts made to improve your work. Offer to deliver a short presentation or conduct a quick question-and-answer session about your learnings. 

Information Modules

 

SIOP logo

the siop organization 

Introduce your decision maker to SIOP

Benefits of Membership

benefits of membership

These are just a few....

36th Annual Conference Logo

the siop conference

The premiere annual event for I-O psychologists

Virtual product demonstration

virtual exhibit hall

I-O psychology vendors and SIOP committees

Conference Registration

attendance costs

Great professional development value

virtual meeting

Preconference Workshops and Friday Seminars

More professional development opportunities

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The SIOP Organization


With nearly 10,000 international members, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the world’s largest professional organization for industrial and organizational psychologists. SIOP is unique in its embrace of both science and practice, and the Society provides a platform for scientists, academics, consultants, and practitioners to collaborate, implement, and evaluate cutting-edge solutions to workplace challenges. 

SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of I-O psychology. The guiding vision is of science and practice transforming work that builds effective organizations and promotes worker well-being. 

SIOP is Division 14 of the American Psychological Association and an organizational affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science. SIOP members have testified before Congress, written federal legislation, and have served as consultants and experts for numerous companies from small private firms to large multinational corporations. 

Download a copy of the SIOP Informational Brochure

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Benefits of Membership


SIOP membership provides a host of benefits including year-round opportunities to network and collaborate with other I-O psychologists, including frequent continuing education and professional development programs. Not only will membership help with my personal professional development and contributions at work, but it can also help raise visibility for our organization as well. The great value returned on SIOP’s annual membership dues aligns with its educational mission and is made possible by SIOP’s non-profit status.

Becoming a member of SIOP will allow me to apply for several grants, awards, and scholarships that are only available to members, and to receive significant discounts on rates for SIOP conferences and professional development programs. 

There are several regular scholarly and informational publications, which can help me stay current on psychological science and practice addressing real world problems, included in membership. I can also buy books in the SIOP book series at a discount and can access select research databases for a nominal fee. 

Networking and visibility opportunities include service on SIOP committees, knowledge sharing through conferences, webinars, white papers, articles, and other publications. I will also have access to the member directory and can elect to be part of special interest registries, the consultant locator, and the media resource database. 

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The SIOP Conference


The 36th SIOP Annual Conference is a multi-dimensional event, with an expanded schedule offering more than 750 peer-reviewed presentations. Nearly 100 presentations are offered in a mix of virtual live and asynchronous sessions April 15-17. 

Interactivity and accessibility are two key features of this year’s conference. All the information I need to connect and collaborate with professional peers and thought leaders; to access the educational and professional development sessions; and to manage my conference schedule is easily available through SIOP’s event management platform, Whova.  An extended program schedule and the addition of new interactive remote technology are two of the key adaptations the conference organizers have made this year. The "SIOP Conference Season"  will actually begin with selected events, including the preconference workshops, in March.  Friday Seminars will be scheduled weekly from April 23 through May 7.

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Virtual Exhibit Hall


The SIOP Virtual Conference Exhibit Hall provides the opportunity for me to learn about the latest HR and I-O psychology tools and services from leading providers.  In particular, insert vendor names from this page  can supply solutions to help make our work on insert your business challenge successful. I will share information gathered on products and providers after the conference.

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Cost of Attendance


The SIOP Annual Conference offers a great return on your professional development investment, which I know is very important right now. A single fee of  insert fee from table below unlocks nearly a full month of access to the latest and best thinking in I-O psychology on a whole range of topics that are vitally important to our organization. In addition to more than 750 sessions, I will be able to engage with my colleagues and thought leaders on these topics in a virtual space dedicated to supporting the exchange of ideas and information so important to helping us thrive in these turbulent times. 


2021 SIOP Annual Conference Registration Rates:

Despite the new expenses associated with the hybrid conference model and the complexity of pandemic health and safety plans, registration rates are being held steady at 2020 levels to encourage broad participation by members of the I-O psychology profession.

 

The general registration fee includes access to the educational sessions and networking opportunities. 

 

 Early Rate
(until February 18, 2021
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Regular Rate
(February 19-March 31, 2021)

Late Rate
(April 1-April 15, 2021)

 Members

$295

 $345

 $445

 Student Affiliates*

$185

 $210

 $225

 Nonmembers

$525 

 $600

 $700

 Guest/Spouse**

$100

 $100

 $150

*Rate applies only to Student Affiliates of SIOP
**Guest/spouse rate is for those who are not eligible for SIOP membership and will only be attending sessions presented by their spouse/colleague. Presenters are NOT eligible for this rate, no matter their SIOP eligibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preconference Workshops and Friday Seminars


The SIOP Preconference Workshops and Friday Seminars are expert-led, in-depth learning opportunities on the most salient I-O psychology topics of today. This year, the sessions are being held virtually and are part of an extended “SIOP Season” schedule that makes it more convenient to attend from the office or from home. Registration is only available to conference attendees and the additional fee is modest compared to the return on investment.  

The SIOP Preconference Workshops and Friday Seminars are expert-led, in-depth learning opportunities on the most salient I-O psychology topics of today. This year, the sessions are being held virtually and are part of an extended “SIOP Season” schedule that makes it more convenient to attend from the office or from home. Registration is only available to conference attendees and the additional fee is modest compared to the return on investment. Attending the insert the name of a Preconference Workshop from this list or the name of the Friday Seminar from this list will provide me with the latest information and insights on the topic. Some of the learning I will gain from the session includes insert learning goals from session description. This is information that can be of great value to our organization and I look forward to putting it to work.

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