Conference 2019

Conference 2019

NOVEMBER 22th, 2019

Overview abstracts and participants 

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.


  • Verbal Sessions (60 minutes including three or four presentations)
  • 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 (viewed during lunch and drinks, A0 poster format)


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


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


November 22th, 2019


UvA Roeterseiland Campus Amsterdam


Sustainable Performance