SIPS Pop-Up Events

Although SIPS meetings happen once a year, improving psychological science is a year-round endeavor. To help our community stay active outside the annual meetings, SIPS is launching a “pop-up events” pilot program: SIPS members can now propose unconferences, hackathons, or workshops that further the SIPS mission throughout the year! Because of its more flexible scheduling, pop-up SIPS events can help rally the SIPS community to work on projects at any time.

To apply, please send an email to with the following information:

  • type of session to be held (workshop, hackathon, unconference, or something else),
  • the problem addressed by the session or guiding question ( 300 word max),
  • plans for the session/ proposed session logistics (e.g., session length, dates and times, how it will be hosted), 
  • anticipated outcomes, 
  • and a brief background on the organizers.

The SIPS Executive Committee will review all proposals and decide whether to approve them on a case-by-case basis. The board meets once a month at the beginning of each month, so proposals should take this into consideration when scheduling the event.

Although these are SIPS-branded events, SIPS cannot provide financial or infrastructural support to the event; the hosts are responsible for providing the necessary infrastructure.

SIPS pop-up events can be open to non-members at the hosts’ discretion, but all participants need to agree to abide by the SIPS Code of Conduct explicitly (for example, during event registration).

Upcoming Events

PCI Psychology SIPS Hackathon

PCI is a non-profit and non-commercial organization of researchers offering peer review, recommendation and publication of scientific articles in open access for free. During this hackathon, we will be focusing on outlining what editorial policies PCI: Psychology should have, creating a contact list of potential recommenders, and drafting a proposal for submission to the PCI Board. You will also be able to sign up to receive updates as the process moves forward.

Monday, November 27, 2-3:30 PM US-Pacific (See in your time zone)
Tuesday, November 28, 9-10:30 AM US-Eastern (See in your time zone)

Register to attend and receive more information here!