Check out SIOP’s social media platforms throughout the 27th annual conference for daily updates, news, photos and video. During conference week (April 25-28), we will post regularly to SIOP’s Facebook page, Exchange blog, and Twitter.
Facebook: Check Facebook for short posts about events as well as a full album of conference photos. You can also share the conference experience with your Facebook friends by commenting on SIOP's wall or starting discussions.
The Exchange: Read the Exchange for photos and news stories about the conference, with daily posts. After the conference, the Exchange will also feature a follow up story chronicling the events of the week.
Twitter: Follow SIOP on Twitter (SIOPtweets) for up-to-the-minute news, announcements, and tips for making your conference experience a great one! You can also Tweet about SIOP and the conference using the hashtag #SIOP12.
My first SIOP conference was in Dallas, 1998, just a little while ago for some, and in the stone ages for new graduate students. That first SIOP conference was an eye-opening and inspiring experience. There were so many great papers, posters, presentations, a few disagreements, and the discipline of I-O was well represented. Meeting some of the movers and shakers of the field was super exciting for me. I also learned that the conference finished early on Sunday, which I did not know when I booked my flight. So, I have fond memories of going to a stadium seating theatre and watching “The Big Hit” before going to the airport. I know, no one else likes that movie, but if you watched this entertaining comedy instead of hanging out in the DFW airport, you would like it, too!
I wish I could say I have gone to the conference every year for the last dozen years. Instead it is closer to every other year on average. I would love to attend it every year, but work obligations and family life make that difficult at times. I always find posters that are well done, sessions that are thought provoking, old friends I have not seen in years, and new friends to keep in touch with going forward.
By Adam Hilliard, Placement Center Committee chair
Spring is upon us, and with the recent switch to daylight savings time, I know that SIOP is right around the corner. This conference hasn’t snuck up on me quite as much as the conferences in the past, because I was one of the fortunate few who were selected to chair a conference committee. My committee, placement, is near and dear to my heart, and in my mind one of the best offerings SIOP has for its members….but I’m biased.
In December 1912, a group of managers with different backgrounds, but with a common interest in systemizing the discipline dealing with the ‘handling of employees’ formed the Employment Managers’ Association in Boston. Their aims included “to discuss problems of employes (sic); their training and their efficiency”, and “to compare experiences which shall throw light on the failures and successes in conducting the employment department (Bloomfield, 1916; p.77). Within the next decade, similar associations had formed in most large cities in the US, and the profession of employment management – a precursor of modern day HRM – was born.