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Dear colleagues,
INGRoup, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, invites you to submit your research to our annual conference, July 14-16, 2016, in Helsinki, Finland. Submission categories include individual papers, extended abstracts, posters, and symposia (panel or paper). All submissions are due February 1, 11:59pm EST; for details, please see the Call for Submissions below. The submission website is

INGRoup conferences bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to discuss research in an engaging, welcoming environment. Each year we give awards for Best Conference Paper, Best Conference Poster, Best Student Paper, and the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups. Recent McGrath award winners include John Mathieu, Norbert Kerr, M. Scott Poole, Eduardo Salas, Richard Moreland, John Levine, and the late Richard Hackman. For more information, check out our website (

Come join us!

Mark Clark, INGRoup VP of Association

2016 INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland, July 14-16, 2016


Eleventh Annual Conference - Convening in Europe

Preconference workshops July 14, conference starts evening of July 14

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, Finland

 Submission Deadline

We welcome your submissions to the conference program! Submissions must be received by Monday, February 1, 2016 (23:59:59, Eastern Standard Time). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.


Societies are dependent on the formation and utilization of groups and teams, making them relevant to countless aspects of life. Accordingly, scholars who study groups can be found across a wide array of disciplines (e.g., anthropology, communication, education, engineering, history, information systems, medicine, nursing, organizational behavior, philosophy, psychology, political science, public health, sociology). The Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) was created to provide a context for scholars to:

 The 11th Annual INGRoup Conference will be held so scholars across disciplines can come together, share information, and learn from one another. The conference program will include paper, poster, symposia, and panel sessions, and a business meeting open to all members so the future of INGRoup can be collectively planned and shaped.


An online system (accessible via will be open from November 30, 2015 to February 1, 2016 (23:59:59, Eastern Standard Time). All submissions must be accompanied by a 50-word abstract for inclusion in the conference program. Submitters will be required to provide full name, position, institution, discipline, and contact information for all authors. Submissions that include participants from a variety of disciplinary traditions are highly encouraged. Excluding poster submissions, scholars can be the presenting author on no more than two submissions. Submissions that involve research that has been previously presented at other professional conferences should be modified so that they are not identical to past presentations, and, most importantly, should be tailored to suit INGRoups interdisciplinary audience. By submitting, at least one co-author from each paper is committed to register for, and attend, the conference upon acceptance. We accept the types of submissions listed below.

Individual Submissions

Submission for paper presentations and posters can take two forms: an extended abstract or a complete paper. Note, to be considered for the conference best paper awards, a complete paper submission is necessary.

Organized Sessions

Submission for organized session presentations can take two forms: a symposium or a discussion panel. Symposium paper sessions involve individual presentations that are thematically related. Panel discussions are also thematically related but they are expected to be more interactive.

For each submission, you will be asked to indicate topics that characterize your submission. This information will help the program chair to identify reviewers that are experts in that area and to align your submission with other submissions that fit your areas of interest.


Submission Procedures

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. The program chair will notify the submitter of acceptance by late March. Awards for Best Conference Paper, Best Graduate Student Paper, and Best Poster will be presented at the conference.

The link for submission will be on the INGRoup website starting November 30, 2015:

Registration consists of a few demographic questions and requires you to create a user name and password. Once registered, you will then be given several account options (Overview tab) as to how you can proceed.

Two of the options are very important to complete. First, Your Submissions will give you the option to submit a manuscript. Upon clicking this link, you will be given five different types of submission options (individual paper, individual extended abstract, poster, symposium paper session, panel discussion) and will then be able to submit your manuscript.

The second account option is titled Priority Topic Selection and allows you to indicate topics that best represent your expertise as a reviewer. We would like to emphasize that the review process depends on submitters participating in the review process; we therefore hope that everyone registers as a reviewer by indicating priority topics.

A third option is to designate a Graduate Student Submission. This designation requires that the submission have a graduate student as first author. Faculty can be a co-author, but the student/students on the submission must have done the majority of the work for the paper, including conceptual and/or empirical development.

 Questions about the submission process? Contact a Program Co-Chair, Ana Passos ([log in to unmask]) or Caterina Santos ([log in to unmask]).

 Hotel and Venue Arrangements

The 2016 11th Annual INGRoup Conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland ( A block of rooms have been reserved at the conference hotel July 12 through July 17, 2016 at the conference rate of 115 (single) or 130 (double). Reservations at the reduced room rate are on a first-come, first served basis. The reduced room rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after May 17, 2016. Reservations can be made:

Some conference sessions will be held at Aalto University and other local venues. 

Questions about INGRoup or the 2016 Conference?

For more information, please go to, or contact a member of the organizing committee:


Mark Clark, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Erasmus University (Rotterdam) iBMG
Assoc Prof, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
(202) 885-1873  
INGRoup 2016 July 14-16 in Helsinki!

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