Call for Proposals


Electronic Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

Below you will find summary information regarding submissions for the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  Please refer to the full Call for Proposals (PDF) for additional details.

Conference Program Format

To reflect the Hawaii setting and to allow an earlier end time for formal programming, sessions will begin at 7:30 AM local time (i.e., 1:30 PM EDT) and will end Thursday and Friday at 3:30 PM.  On Saturday, sessions will end at 3:00 PM and the Closing Plenary will begin at 3:30 PM.

The conference will formally begin with an Opening Plenary session featuring Tammy Allen, the current SIOP President, and will conclude with an invited speaker address at the Closing Plenary session.

There are seven session types for submissions:  (a) Debate, (b) Symposium/Forum, (c) Roundtable/Conversation Hour, (d) Master Tutorial, (e) Panel Discussion, (f) Poster, and (g) Alternative Session Type.  Across all session types, we particularly encourage submissions of sessions that are designed to maximize novelty, spontaneity, interactivity, and audience engagement.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Online Submission BeginsJuly 10, 2013
Reviewer Recruitment BeginsJuly 17, 2013
Deadline for Conference Proposal SubmissionsSeptember 11, 2013,
5:00 PM EDT
Announcement of Workshops and Friday SeminarsOctober issue of TIP
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection of ProposalsEarly December 2013
Online Registration BeginsDecember 2013
Early Registration DeadlineFebruary 19, 2014

Rules for Submission

Who may submit a proposal?

Fellows, Members, Associates, International Affiliates, Retired Members, or Student Affiliates of SIOP.

Please note that non-members may not submit a proposal directly, but may participate in a session if the submission is sponsored and submitted by a SIOP member.  SIOP will attempt to find a submission sponsor for you if you are an international attendee who is not a member.  Please send your request to  Your request must be in English and include name, organization, and proposed topic.  Additional information about your proposed session will be helpful.  (This is not a financial sponsorship.)

Who may chair a session?

Fellows, Members, Associates, International Affiliates, or Retired Members of SIOP.  Student Affiliates may co-chair a session with one of the above.

Who may participate in a session?

Fellows, Members, Associates, International Affiliates, Retired Members or Student Affiliates of SIOP.  Nonmembers may participate (even as first authors) if sponsored by a Fellow, Member, Associate, International Affiliate, or Retired Member.

What is involved in sponsoring a nonmember?

In order to fulfill the sponsor requirements for a nonmember, the member must:

  • Provide the nonmember with all information about registration and hotel arrangements.
  • Inform the nonmember about logistical requirements/arrangements for the conference.
  • Inform the nonmember that the SIOP conference is a noncommercial meeting where people share ideas regarding the science and practice of I-O psychology.
  • Upload the paper for submission.

No other tasks (e.g., notifying the SIOP office; completing separate forms) are required in order to sponsor a nonmember.  Presenters who are not SIOP members must pay the nonmember registration fee.  There is no registration discount for presenters.

How to Submit Your Proposal

SIOP username and password:  A SIOP username and password is necessary to submit a proposal.  Though the proposal can be prepared by a non-member, it must be submitted by a SIOP member who will act as sponsor.

Submit Your Proposal Online Here