Special Events


Special Events

Opening Plenary (In-Person at the Hynes Convention Center and Livestreamed)

Wednesday, April 19, 7-8 p.m. ET

The Opening Plenary will be in person, honoring SIOP’s highest awards and introducing the newest SIOP Fellows. This event will also feature Mo Wang’s Presidential Address.


Welcome Reception and Top Poster Display (In-Person, Hynes)

Wednesday, April 19, 8-9:30 p.m. ET

The Welcome Reception and Top Poster Display directly follows the Opening Plenary. Enjoy hors d’ouevres and beverages while perusing the top poster submissions, reuniting with old friends, and making new ones!


Faking Bad: An Interactive, Stand-up Comedy Show on Personality (In-Person, Hynes Ballroom B)

Friday, April 21, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ET

After a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SIOP Member Nikita Mikhailov, who will be joined by Georgi Yankov, brings his interactive, stand-up comedy show exploring the science of personality to the SIOP Annual Conference! Enjoy this hour of humorous observations on personality, including the potential upsides and downsides of faking, and apply them while getting to know some of your fellow attendees!


Closing Message (Virtual on Whova)

Saturday, April 22

A video from incoming President Tara Behrend will be available on the Whova virtual conference platform for on-demand viewing.


Closing Event (In-Person, Hynes)

Saturday, April 22, 4-5 p.m. ET

Please join us for the family-friendly SIOP Closing Event. Challenge a friend at pop-a-shot basketball, snap selfies at the Fenway display, or grab a drink and join your SIOP colleagues around a table for a card game. Let’s come enjoy each others company one more time before we all leave the conference behind. There will be food, festivities, and fun for all!