Welcome to SIPS 2021

Welcome to SIPS 2021

We are very pleased to announce that SIPS 2021 will be held at the School of Psychology of the University of Padova, Italy. The University of Padova (founded in 1222) is the fifth oldest university in the world and will soon celebrate its 800th birthday: what a wonderful opportunity to host a SIPS meeting! Here Galileo Galilei contributed to develop the scientific method. We hope this sixth SIPS meeting will be as fruitful.

Padova is located in the North-East of the country, 30 km (20 miles) from Venezia (Venice). It is a very beautiful and historical city, relatively unspoiled by tourism in comparison to Venice and Verona. The local university  is also one of the largest in Italy (60,000 students) with the School of Psychology being the largest in Italy. You will see just a fraction of the more than 5000 psychology students as the semester will be over during SIPS. However, we are sure that you will get the vibe of a real university city during your stay. 

SIPS’ meetings 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.

In the top picture, Prato della Valle.