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Anaheim Conference Highlights

Scott Tonidandel and Eden King

Here are some not-to-be missed highlights from the SIOP 2016 conference! (Please see the January 2016 issue of TIP and the online program for more comprehensive descriptions.)




Preregister for the excellent set of preconference activities—including informative and inspirational workshops and consortia. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the start of the conference at the welcome reception from 6–8 pm on the beautiful, sunny patio of the Hilton Anaheim.



Opening Plenary: Get the day off to a great start by attending the opening plenary session. We’ll cheer for award winners and learn about ways that I-O psychologists are making an impact from President Steve Kozlowski.

The conference program gets off to a rousing start with the day-long Theme Track, “Enhancing Impact: A Multilevel Approach” in Room 204C, and two distinguished awards presentations (M. Scott Myers Award and Early Career Contributions to Science). In addition, you will find an executive board special session on the Revised Guidelines for Education at the Master’s and Doctoral Level and an invited session on the role of I-Os in mergers and acquisitions.

6:00: Thursday Evening Reception: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and network with the top poster winners!


Friday’s many highlights include six Friday Seminars (Person-Centered Analyses, The Benefits (and Costs) of Giving Your Employees Voice, Careless Survey Responding, Effective Organizational Socialization and Onboarding, Big Data Predictive Analytics: A Hands-On Workshop Using R, Integrating the Science of Employee Health, Well-Being, and Safety Into I-O Psychology Practice) and three distinguished contributions award (Professional, Teaching, and Early Career-Practice).  The day also offers three Executive Board session (Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Those Who Practice I-O, How to Advocate for I-O and Unlock Federal Funding Opportunities, and a Conversation with SIOP Leadership).  Last, you won’t to miss the Master Collaboration Session on “Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Recent Developments in Research and Practice” or our HR Practitioner Track sessions (all day in 204C!).



Join the Frank Landy 5K Fun Run, which will begin at 7 am steps from the hotel in the palm-tree lined streets of California!

Saturday will close the conference programming just as strongly as it started, so make sure to stay the whole day! Saturday features three Alliance sessions (I-O Psychology at the Vanguard of Decent Work, Big Data, An International Panel on Work and Health) to go along with two executive board sessions (Growing the Impact of I-O Through Local I-O Groups and New Strategies for Driving Visibility and Impact Through SIOP Publications). There will also be the 6th Annual Invited IGNITE session (Teaching I-O Psychology-Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls) and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award.

4:30: Closing Plenary with keynote address by Laszlo Bock: There’s no doubt that this year’s closing speaker will leave us inspired to make work better everywhere! We’ll also have a chance to hear the vision of incoming president Jim Outtz.

6:00: Closing Reception: Make memories with your friends and colleagues at our California-themed closing reception! There will be music, food, and California fun!

Throughout the Program

 Posters (20 different sessions this year, including over 500 posters!)

 9 Master Tutorials

 4 Debates (on performance management, work family, technology and adverse impact, and org surveys)

 12 Communities of Interest

 30 Alternative Session Types featuring creative and high-energy formats conceived by submitters (including IGNITES, research incubators, and an I-O “Shark Tank”)

 Over 850 sessions and posters total!

Our amazing conference is just around the corner. Opportunities for learning, networking, and inspiration await you in Anaheim!



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