2021 SIOP Annual Conference Show Daily

Friday - April 16, 2021

Today's Must-See Events

Friday, April 16

Today’s events include the Friday Reception, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. CT and will offer both educational and social events:

  • Grab a seat at one of the roundtable conversations on the Top 10 Work Trends, featuring champions and experts in the field (held 6:30–7:30 p.m. CT in the Roundtable Room).
  • Or kick back and relax on a bench in Jackson Square while enjoying a virtual tour of the French Quarter’s creole cuisine, architecture, and history (30 min. starting at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. CT). 

Today’s live sessions span nine exciting topic areas:

  •  Future of Work
  •  Inclusion
  •  Occupational Health
  •  Selection and Assessment
  •  Technology and Measurement
  •  Counter-productive Work Behavior
  •  Leadership and Succession Planning
  •  Employee Experience, Culture, and Feedback
  •  I-O Careers

Of note are the SIOP-Curated sessions:

  •  9 a.m. CT: Anti-Racist Education and Training
  •  10 a.m. CT: Creating Psychological Safety: Part 2
  •  12:30 p.m. CT: DEI Panel: What Leading Organizations Are Doing
  •  1:30 p.m. CT: SIOP’s Partnership With the United Nations
  •  3:30 p.m. CT: State of SIOP and D&I
  •  5 p.m. CT: The SIOP Living History Series Presents: Neal Schmitt

Interactive breaks are also scheduled from 8 to 8:50 a.m. CT, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. CT and 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. CT.

Events and receptions will also take place today and this evening.

You can access all conference events through Whova. View the online schedule or program summary for more information.

Coming Up

Mark your calendars for these exciting conference events yet to come:

Saturday, April 17

You can access all conference events through Whova. View the online schedule or program summary for more information.

2021 Anti-Racism Grant Winners Announced

Earlier this year, the SIOP Foundation and SIOP announced a second call for proposals as part of the Anti-Racism Grant program, a step toward addressing racism in work contexts using I-O science and practice.

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are co-announcers of this round of funding, as well as current donors to the SIOP Foundation.

The call, aimed at enlarging our understanding of racism in the workplace, its causes, and its reduction, brought in 22 submissions. Four submissions received funding:

  •  What We (Don’t) Talk About When We Talk About Diversity: The Subtext and Consequences of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
  •  Reevaluating the Target: Developing Messaging Strategies to Improve the Targeted Recruitment of Black Americans in Organizations
  •  Words Matter: Identifying Language in Job Postings That Perpetuates Racial Segregation and Work
  •  A Qualitative Investigation of Black Law Enforcement Officers: Mitigating Racism and Transforming Police Organizations

I-O psychologists conduct and apply research that improves the well-being and performance of people and the organizations that employ them. Because the presence of overt and institutionalized racial discrimination constitutes direct and indirect threats to the well-being and performance of employees and employers, anti-racism in the workplace is a topic that I-O psychology as a field must address. More information about SIOP’s Stand Against Racism can be found online.

Continue reading to learn about the winning submissions.

Discussion Group:
R & Python Interest Group

Shout out to SIOP member Ashleigh Wilson for starting the R & Python Interest Group Discussion Thread on Whova! The resource sharing, in particular, was awesome to see! Pop in and make some coding friends!


Attendee 'Sightings'

The Location Meet Ups discussion thread on Whova is buzzing! So far, we've "met" attendees from Florida, Vermont, Texas, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, Chattanooga, Australia, Seattle, Atlanta, Connecticut, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Toronto. Drop in and say hi!

Whova Photo Contest 

"Show us your NOLA spirit!" Display your personal Mardi Gras decor and/or costumes or download and print our mardi gras masks and accessories. then snap and upload a selfie to Whova by Saturday, April 17, 2021. The NOLA-themed photo with the most likes will earn its submitter SIOP swag.

This contest is sponsored by SIOP Membership Services.

Exhibit Hall and Sponsors

Highlighting two Whova features you may not have visited yet:

  •   Stop by our Exhibit Hall to connect with SIOP partners who offer the
    I-O products and services that make your job easier. Sign up for raffles and special offers.
  •   Join us in thanking our 2021 SIOP Annual Conference Supporting Partners: CodeSignal, Criteria Corp, Hogan Assessments, Medallia, Modern Hire, and Perceptyx, Inc.; and our Evaluation Partner: Mercer | Sirota. Visit  Sponsors to learn more.

Attendee Spotlight: Leanne Lee

Yesterday, we met up with SIOP member and conference attendee Leanne Lee, a Senior Organisational Psychologist at Hatch, which is a talent matching platform. Here’s what she told us about her interest in I-O psychology:
“My interest areas are psychometric assessment for selection (particularly new approaches to assessment), well-being, DE&I, emotional intelligence and behavioural economics. I've always had a broad interest in many areas of psychology. I originally started my career in Clinical Psychology for a short time, and I really noticed the significant (good and bad) role work can play our lives. So I moved into Organisational Psychology and have been enjoying it ever since!
I've been a SIOP member for about 3 years. I was lucky enough to attend the SIOP Annual Conference in Chicago a few years ago and love the presentations, discussions, and networking. I decided to attend this year's conference because of the interesting program. As I'm in Sydney, it’s also a little easier to attend the conference virtually without the 14-hour flight.”

2021 Annual Conference Supporting Partners