Conference 2018 in Leuven

Poster Leuven 2018

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you for the annual WAOP conference, which will be hosted by KU Leuven on Wednesday 21st November, 2018. The WAOP conference offers all Dutch and Belgian researchers in the field of Work & Organizational Psychology the opportunity to present their current work, to receive helpful feedback from colleagues and to get together in an informal atmosphere.

This year, the conference is organized by the research group for Work, Organisational & Personnel Psychology (WOPP-O2L) of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences – KU Leuven, Belgium. We aim to realize an interesting and varied conference program, including a distinguished keynote speaker (Prof. dr. Wilmar Schaufeli – bridging The Netherlands and Flanders) and high quality thematic sessions, followed by a dinner in town. You can find more information here or you can contact us at

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leuven!

The Leuven WAOP Conference Committee


Abstract submission

Abstracts (in English) can be submitted to Deadline for submission is 1st June 2018. Abstracts may not exceed 300 words and should contain:

  • Purpose of the study (research question, hypotheses and contribution)
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Although empirical studies will be given priority, abstracts addressing research proposals will also be considered. On the basis of your abstract, you may be invited to give an oral presentation (in English) at the conference. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email before 1st July 2018.

Feedback on paper and Best paper award

Submitting a full paper is not compulsory to participate or present at the conference. However, if you want to receive feedback on your paper from an expert in the field and/or if you would like your research to be considered for the best paper award, a full paper (in English) needs to be submitted before 1st October2018.


Registration for the conference will start 1st June 2018. The deadline for registration is 15th September 2018. You can register here.


To summarize – Important dates

– Abstract submissions opens: 1st May 2018
– Deadline for abstract submission: 1st June 2018
– Registration for the conference opens: 1st June 2018
– Notification of abstract acceptance: 1st July 2018
– Registration for the conference closes: 15th September 2018
– Deadline for paper submission: 1st October 2018
– Overview program on the website: 29th October 2018 the latest
– WAOP Leuven: 21st November 2018