Important Dates

  • December 19, 2016: Submission opens
  • February 28, 2017: Submission deadline
  • March 21, 2017: Extended submission deadline
  • March 31, 2017: Notification of decisions
  • April 28, 2017: Extended notification of decisions
  • July 28, 2017: Day 1 of Conference, Banquet
  • July 29, 2017: Day 2 of Conference, Awards

Keynote Speakers

Organizing Committees

Conference Host
Aidan G. C. Wright, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Program Chair
Johannes Zimmermann, PhD, Psychologische Hochschule Berlin

Program Committee
Johannes Zimmermann, PhD, Psychologische Hochschule Berlin
Nicole Cain, PhD, Long Island University
Gentiana Sadikaj, PhD, McGill University

Web Chair
Jeffrey Girard, MS, University of Pittsburgh

Grants & Awards

Graduate Student Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants for SITAR graduate student members will be available. To apply for a travel grant, select the “Consider me for a Graduate Student Travel Grant” option while registering for the conference. Applicants will need to be or to become a graduate student member of SITAR in order to be considered for an award.

Wiggins Student Award
To apply for the Jerry S. Wiggins Student Award for Outstanding Interpersonal Research, select the “Wiggins Award” option while submitting a proposal to the conference. The award is presented annually by the Society of Interpersonal Theory and Research in order to recognize and promote outstanding student research in interpersonal psychology. One award is given for the best student oral presentation given at the annual SITAR conference. More information can be found here.

Poster Award
To apply for the Poster Award, select the “Poster Award” option while submitting a proposal to the conference. After acceptance of the submission, posters should be submitted via email to Johannes Zimmermann at least one week prior to the conference (July 21, 2017). The poster award is open to anyone – not just students! We will use a two-part judging process: The Awards Committee will evaluate the posters before the conference, creating a list of the top choices. At the conference, judges will then visit the posters of the top applicants in order to assess presentation style before determining the winner. The winner will be announced at the start of the 2nd day of the conference.