Conflict is ubiquitous across time and place and has important consequences for everyone involved. This preconference will bring together eminent and rising scholars to share recent theory and findings in the area of conflict and conflict resolution. We invite scholars studying the precursors, nature, and consequences of interpersonal, organizational, and intergroup conflict, as well as strategies for managing past and ongoing conflict in more constructive versus destructive ways. We also encourage presentations addressing multiple goals of conflict resolution, such as justice, equity, performance, relationship functioning, personal well-being, and the reduction of prejudice and discrimination. Sessions will be structured to permit constructive discussion of research, future directions, and practical implications for interventions. In addition to full research talks, this preconference will feature a data-blitz session. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Justin Brienza (University of Queensland)
  • Sabina Čehajić-Clancy (Stockholm University)
  • Nicholas Camp (University of Michigan)
  • Shereen Chaudhry (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
  • Anna Dorfman (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Eran Halperin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 
  • Julia Minson (Harvard Kennedy School)

Preconference Organizers

Karina Schumann, kschumann@pitt.edu, University of Pittsburgh
Jonah Koetke, jak388@pitt.edu, University of Pittsburgh
Justin Ludwig, justin.ludwig@pitt.edu, University of Pittsburgh


We invite submissions for a data blitz session covering a range of topics related to conflict and conflict resolution. Each speaker will have 3-4 minutes to present their findings. All career stages are eligible to apply. 

To be considered, please use the online submission portal to submit a talk title, a list of authors and affiliations, and two abstracts (one 400-character abstract for the program; one 1200-character abstract for review purposes) describing the study goal, methods, and results.

All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM PT on Nov. 15. If you have questions, you may email precons@spsp.org or the preconference organizers listed above.

Data blitz decisions will be announced by Dec. 1, 2022. 

Our Submission Guide outlines all the information needed for submitting to a preconference.