Welcome to SIPS 2020

Welcome to SIPS 2020

The Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.

Registration for SIPS 2020 is now open – Register here!

The call for submissions is now open. Please see here for more info.

Meetings of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) differ from most professional society meetings. At SIPS, there is very little sitting around listening to people talk about their research. Instead, most of the time is spent working collaboratively on projects aimed at improving psychological science. We actually get things done. SIPS meetings also include a number of hands-on workshops (e.g., learning R, Bayesian stats, meta-analytic techniques).

SIPS 2020 will be sited in the Victoria Conference Centre, which is attached to the Empress Hotel . The city of Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia. Victoria is on the tip of Vancouver Island, southwest of the mainland city of Vancouver and northwest of Seattle. Victoria has a population of about 370,000 and it attracts vast numbers of tourists every summer. For tourist information including video, see Tourism Victoria.

See the Travel and Hotels tab, along with the Social Events and Program tabs, for much more information.

Funding [now closed]

We have three types of travel funding available:

  • Student/Postdoc Travel Awards ($400 each)
  • Diversity Travel Awards ($400 each)
  • Childcare Grants ($300 each)

Apply for travel funding here prior to December 15th. Funding is awarded based on a lottery of eligible applicants. Winners of a travel award will be notified by February 1st. If you would like to donate to SIPS travel awards, you can do so here.

Geographical Diversity Funding

To broaden participation and help diversify conference attendance, SIPS is now offering additional travel awards ($2,000 each) for researchers living and working outside of North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. These awards are made possible by a grant from the Fetzer Franklin Fund.

SIPS members can apply for this travel award by completing the form below by January 8, 2020. Awards will be announced by February 1, 2020.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/xXzcNjiEo8XXr9me6