Conference costs are $250 for STUDENTS, $300 for MEMBERS, and $350 for NON-MEMBERS. Note that conference costs include access to the Banquet dinner on Friday evening, as well as breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on both conference days.

Registration is now open! To register, please click this link to go to the SITAR website and submit your information using the form provided there. You will then be forwarded to a PayPal page to pay the conference costs. Questions regarding the registration process should be forwarded to Patrick Markey.

Call for Papers

The Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR) is seeking submissions for its 20th annual meeting. SITAR is an international, multidisciplinary, scientific association devoted to the advancement of interpersonal theory and research.

The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2017; notice of acceptance will be given on or around March 31th, 2017. Please note that a limited number of travel grants for students will be available.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Aidan G. C. Wright, PhD
Conference Host
Johannes Zimmermann, PhD
Program Chair & President


Submissions will be handled online using Microsoft’s Conference Management Toolkit (CMT). To submit a proposal for a Single Presentation or a Symposium/Panel, visit the CMT portal using the link above and create an account. Then log in, click the “Create New Submission” button, and follow the instructions there. Questions and comments regarding the CMT portal can be emailed to Jeffrey Girard.

Each submission will be reviewed by the program committee while blind to the authors’ information. The program chair will then read all reviews for each submission and decide if it will be accepted as an oral presentation, accepted as a poster presentation, accepted as a symposium/panel, or rejected.

Single Presentation
Proposals for a Single Presentation may be submitted for consideration as an “oral” or a “poster” presentation. Oral presentations are generally reserved for completed research studies, although theoretical and methodological papers will also be considered. Poster presentations can be used to report a completed research project, pilot study, or work-in-progress. Note that proposals that are not accepted as oral presentations will automatically be considered as poster presentations. Proposals for a Single Presentation must include an abstract describing the work (300 words maximum).

Proposals for a Symposium/Panel should include three related oral presentations focused on a common theme with planned, open discussion. Each Symposium/Panel should have a moderator (generally the organizer) and three participants, one of whom can be a discussant. Proposals for a Symposium/Panel must include a summary of the Symposium/Panel (300 words maximum), plus separate abstracts for each presentation (300 words maximum per abstract).