Preparations are underway for the 2022 SIOP Annual Conference, and there is much to consider as we design an event with the high-quality, peer-reviewed content, diversity of perspectives and topics areas, and blend of science and practice you value.
The Conference Committee is reviewing lessons learned from the past two virtual conferences to structure an event that meets the needs of our membership. Our preliminary plans for 2022 are to offer an in-person, flagship event April 28-30, 2022, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. We are also planning a virtual offering so that members who do not make the trip to Seattle may still engage in a subset of the conference.
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters new stages, we do not know what the next several months may bring. We will continue to keep health and safety considerations top of mind, monitoring and adjusting plans according to CDC recommendations, public health orders, government regulations, etc. We will provide additional information on COVID safety recommendations, including best practices set forth by the CDC and/or required by state and local public health officials, as we get closer to the conference.
Once again, we are following the Guiding Principles as we embark on this process. The Conference Committee will meet regularly and share updates on conference planning through various SIOP communications outlets. Keep an eye out for the release of the Call for Proposals in just a few weeks, followed by the deadline for conference submissions in October. You can also look for registration rates and hotel booking information in the coming months, as well as event details and registration opening by the end of the year.
For 36 years, the SIOP Annual Conference has brought together thousands of I-O psychology practitioners, educators, researchers, and students from around the world to network, share knowledge, and form lifelong professional connections and friendships. We look forward to continuing that tradition, and to seeing you in person, or virtually, at the 2022 SIOP Annual Conference.
Whitney Botsford Morgan
2022 SIOP Annual Conference Chair
2022 SIOP Program Chair