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Below are the most commonly asked questions by our conference registrants.  If your question is not answered below, please contact siop@siop.org.


Click here to register online and pay by credit card.

If you are unable to register online or wish to pay by check, please click here for the printable registration form.

Complete details about the 2014 SIOP Annual Conference can be found here.

If you are looking to purchase an exhibit booth or conference sponsorship, please click here for information.


The event schedule at a glance can be found here.


The SIOP Annual Conference is open to all. Varying registration rates apply for SIOP Student Affiliates, SIOP professional members, and nonmembers of SIOP. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here for the requirements and application information. 


SIOP Conference Registration Fee (Early Rate / Regular Rate)

SIOP professional member = $175 / $225

SIOP Student Affiliate member = $135 / $145

Nonmember = $415 / $445

Click here to review all registration and optional event fees.

The early registration rate is available through February 19, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. After that time, regular rates apply.


With a full registration you can choose from hundreds of educational sessions to attend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 15-17. The only educational sessions requiring an additional registration fee are the 10 Preconference Workshops on May 14 and the four Friday Seminars on May 16. 

Full registrants are welcome at all SIOP receptions, but there are some private and corporate receptions scheduled during the conference as well which are by invitation only. You have access to the exhibit hall and WiFi Lounge and will be provided with refreshments at a morning coffee break each day. There is no lunch or dinner provided and no “lunch break” in the program (sessions continue throughout the lunch time hour).

Spouse/guest registrants are permitted in the exhibit hall and at evening receptions only (not in educational sessions). Exhibit hall only registrants are permitted in the exhibit hall only (not in educational sessions or evening receptions).


The Early Registration deadline is February 19, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Regular Registration fees begin to apply on February 20, 2014.
 
The Cancellation/Refund Policy is posted 
here.


The SIOP Executive Board has taken steps to ensure the spirited debate and dialogue that has become a hallmark of SIOP continues to prosper. The Board passed a Statement and Guidelines on Professional Behavior Within SIOP, the first such statement for the Society. All registrants will agree to this policy through the registration process. Please click here to review the statement.


No. With the exception of a handful of keynote speakers who will be registered by the SIOP office (Preconference Workshop presenters, Closing Plenary keynote speaker, etc.), conference attendees, including presenters, must pay the registration fee to attend the conference

Presenters who are nonmembers must pay the nonmember conference registration rate. There are no special presenter discounts or waivers available.

In the Call for Proposals for conference submissions it was made clear that presenters must pay their registration fee. Please click here for the published wording.


The submission deadline was September 11, 2013. Please click here to see the Call for Proposals.

The Call for Proposals for the 2015 SIOP Annual Conference will be announced in summer 2014.


As you surely know, the Hawaiian islands are simply beautiful! We hope that our conference attendees will tack on a few vacation days before and/or after the 2014 SIOP Annual Conference to explore this tropical paradise. Additionally, depending on from where you are traveling, please consider the adjustment you may need to acclimate to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is six hours behind Eastern Daylight Time.

If you plan to attend any preconference activities (the workshops, consortia, etc.) you will want to arrive by Tuesday, May 13.

For basic conference attendance, we suggest you arrive by Wednesday, May 14. The regular conference program begins bright and early the morning of Thursday, May 15 with the Opening Plenary session at 7:30am.

Be sure to book your hotel room through the night of Saturday, May 17. The conference wraps late afternoon on Saturday with the Closing Plenary session and then we will celebrate in style with our closing reception. You won't want to miss it!


The most convenient place to stay when attending the SIOP Annual Conference is the conference hotel because everything you need will be right there in the same building. Please click here for information. This year's hotel is the amazing Hilton Hawaiian Village!


We suggest you visit http://www.gohawaii.com/ for great information about the Hawaiian islands.


SIOP enjoys welcoming attendees from around the globe to our Annual Conference. Please contact siop@siop.org with your name, address and information regarding to where you would like a letter sent. 


There is no official dress code for the SIOP Annual Conference. Please keep in mind that Hawaii has a warm, tropical climate. The business community in Hawaii has developed a more relaxed dress standard that for men includes Aloha shirts and slacks, and for women, tropical-weight dresses or skirts. Conference attendees are welcome to wear these or other business casual items, and lighten your luggage by keeping your formal business attire at home.

Please note that sessions this year will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center, which is a healthy walk from the headquarters hotel. We will be providing shuttle service to and from the HCC, but if you plan to walk, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. While swim suits and flip flops are must pack items for your trip, you should probably leave them back in your hotel room while attending conference sessions!


The average daily high in Honolulu for the month of May is a sunny 85 degrees, but be sure to check the weather report before you pack your bags. Click here for more details about the beautiful weather in Hawaii.


Attendees who indicate during the registration process that they wish to receive the printed program in the mail will receive their copy by early April (allow extra time for international deliveries). Spouse/Guest and Exhibit Hall Only registrants are not eligible for a printed program.

The searchable online program is posted here.


SIOP does not keep full-text copies of all research presented at our conferences. 

For abstracts and submitter information, please use the searchable program found here. You can contact the submitters directly for copies of their work. Some submitters have chosen to make their submission documents available in the searchable program, so you may find what you need without having to contact the submitter.


For a complete FAQ list regarding the Placement Center, please click here.


Yes, the success of the SIOP Annual Conference is based in part on the support of our partners who provide goods and services in the field of industrial-organizational psychology.

For a listing of exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For the exhibitor/sponsor FAQ, click here.


Thanks for registering!

Please login to the Attendee Service Center (ASC) and click "Checklist" for our suggested to-do list in preparation for the conference.


SIOP heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 2015. You can find future conference dates, cities, and hotels here.


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