Welcome to SIPS 2019

Welcome to SIPS 2019

Registration for SIPS 2019 is now open! Sign up here.

Early registration is extended until March 15, 2019. There are registration discounts for SIPS members – if you are not yet a member, you will want to join first! New members who join now will have membership through the end of 2019. [March 6: Note – meeting capacity has currently been reached, but we are working to secure additional space to allow additional registrants. If you intend to register, please join the waitlist for the meeting now at the link above.]

Roommate matching: Go here to add your name to the roommate matching list, if desired.

SIPS would like to thank the following sponsors who are helping SIPS keep registration fees low:
Conference Dinner Sponsors


Social Hour Sponsors


Coffee Break Sponsors


Call for Session Leaders [NOW CLOSED]
We are seeking individuals to lead workshop, unconference, and hackathon sessions at SIPS 2019.
  • In a workshop, session leaders are experienced mentors who give guided instruction and training on a particular topic.
  • In an unconference, session leaders guide and facilitate general discussion on a particular topic often with a view to identifying specific actions that might be undertaken in a subsequent hackathon.
  • In a hackathon, session leaders coordinate a hands-on project with a clear end goal.
If you are interested in leading one or more of these sessions, please complete this form [no longer available]. Note that SIPS has a uniquely dynamic format, and there will be plenty of free slots available for ad-hoc organization of unconferences and hackathons during the conference itself. Also note that there will be a separate call for lightning talks in the days leading up to the conference.
If you have any questions please contact Tom Hardwicke (tom.hardwicke@stanford.edu).


NEW for 2019: Travel Funds for Pre-SIPS Elicitation Workshop
Prior to SIPS 2019, a funded workshop led by Associate Professor Fiona Fidler (U. Melbourne) will take place on July 5-6, 2019, also in Rotterdam. Participants in the workshop will receive a travel grant of $400 USD (if your home institution is in EU/UK) or $1000 USD (if your home institution is outside EU/UK) to offset costs associated with the meeting. Participants are encouraged to attend both the pre-SIPS workshop and the full SIPS meeting. Spots may fill quickly. [Update: 1/25/19 – Initial notices of award have gone out, and capacity has tentatively been reached. The following link remains open, collecting names for a waitlist.] See this form for more information and to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/WXbMuhwFBwOAgPZJ3


Student and Postdoc Travel Fund [Now closed]
[Award notifications have gone out.] Apply here! SIPS has made a limited number of funds available for student and postdoc travel support. This fund supports defraying student and postdoc travel costs to the SIPS 2019 Annual Meeting. You should apply only if you do not have access to other travel support (e.g., from your home institution, your lab, or another grant). **However, applicants to the SIPS 2019 Pre-Conference are invited to apply to both funding mechanisms.** Awards will be made based on a lottery to applicants who meet the qualifications:
  1. You are a student or postdoc member of SIPS (i.e., you have not yet achieved a “career” level position such as faculty or administrator)
  2. You confirm that you do not have other support to attend the SIPS meeting (besides personal resources)

Applications will close February 1, 2019. Awards will be announced by mid-February.