with keynote speaker  Prof. Alicia A. Grandey

This year’s WAOP conference will focus particularly on aspects of sustainable performance, that is efforts to maximizing enduring performance as well as performers’ lasting health and well-being through vitality and learning (de Jonge & Peeters, 2019; Spreitzer & Porath, 2012).

In this context, we especially invite presentations addressing this theme (also in a sport and performance setting), which we will combine to Signature Sessions. In addition, we are excited to have Prof. Alicia A. Grandey, an expert on workplace emotional labor and diversity, as our keynote speaker. Moreover, we work to make the conference itself more sustainable by offering environmentally friendly materials and catering (e.g., a mobile application instead of printed programs) and including active breaks.


  • Conference: November 22nd, 2019
  • Full paper submission deadline (Best Paper Award only): October 15th, 2019
  • Registration deadline: October 15th, 2019


  • Verbal presentations (15 minutes, combined in sessions of four)
  • Round Table Sessions (60 minutes including one or two selected verbal presentations followed by an interactive small-group discussion with a limited number of participants)
  • Poster presentations (more information to follow)


Submitting a full paper is not compulsory to participate or present at the conference. If you would like your research to be considered for the Best Paper Award (more information to follow), however, you will need to submit a full paper (in English and APA 6.0 format) in addition to the regular abstract by October 15th, 2019. If you would like to receive feedback on your full paper, please let us know via WAOP2019-fmg@uva.nl.


Registration for the conference (incl. 25€ WAOP contribution) costs 125€ (academic) respective 150€ (practitioner). The deadline for registration is open until October 15th, 2019. Please register here: https://eventix.shop/6fg4kgew

Dinner will take place at Instock Amsterdam, which is a restaurant battling food waste. Read more about Instock and their mission here: https://www.instock.nl/en/. Dinner tickets can be purchased while registering online.


Time Event
9:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-10:45 Opening and keynote
11:00-12:00 Session 1 (incl. one Signature Session and one Round Table Session)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Active break
13:30-14:30 Session 2 (incl. one Signature Session and one Round Table Session)
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 Session 3 (incl. one Signature Session and one Round Table Session)
16:00-18:00 Poster session and drinks (incl. Best Paper Award ceremony and closing)
18:30 Dinner


This year’s WAOP conference is organized by the University of Amsterdam’s Work and Organizational Psychology group. The organizing team is headed by Dr. Michelle Van Laethem, Jeannette van den Akker, and Dr. Svenja A. Wolf and you can reach them via WAOP2019-fmg@uva.nl.