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The 62nd IMTA Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
March 7th to 11th, 2022

hosted by the
Society for Military Psychology (APA Division 19)

IMTA Conference host: APA Division 19

IMTA 2022 is moving forward in March.
The abstract submission deadline is extended to February 8th, 2022.
If you submitted an abstract already, communications are forthcoming by January 21st, 2022.
Regular registration ends on February 15th, 2022.

On behalf of the IMTA’s Management Board and the Society for Military Psychology’s Executive Committee, you are invited to attend and participate in a special joint meeting of the IMTA conference and the International Applied Psychology Symposium (IAMPS) in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, from March 7th to 11th, 2022. Note, the main conference is March 8th-10th, 2022, with workshops and opening reception on 7th and an optional trip to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on 11th.

This is the 62nd IMTA meeting and marks its first return to the United States since 2003. We encourage you to share your research and best practice with the international military research and practice community. The call for proposals has been extended to February 8th and can be found here. The official invitation letter can be found here. We have an amazing conference planned and hope to see you in Raleigh in March.

The conference will take place at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. For reservations check the Accommodation page. Do not miss the very special trip to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Friday, March 11th.

As a special offering on Monday March 7th, Tom Britt, editor of Military Psychology (journal) will be conducting paper development workshops. For more details, see the workshop overview.

We will be announcing keynote speakers and panels as they are confirmed. If you have an interest in being considered for a keynote, please contact the conference committee.

For a start get an impression of Raleigh and of North Carolina.
More information for visitors may be found for example at Visit Raleigh and Visit North Carolina.

2022 Topics

Although submissions are open to any relevant research and practice topics, IMTA and IAMPS encourage submission of papers, symposia, panels, and posters in the highlighted topic areas. Submissions will be organized into theme tracks. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Future of Military Talent Management, Assessment and Development (IMTA 2022 focal topic)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Military Talent, Assessment and Development Practices (IMTA 2022 focal topic)
  • Advances in Military Talent Technology (IMTA 2022 focal topic) (broadly defined—AI, analytics, AR/VR, simulations, etc.—as defined to all aspects of military talent throughout the career lifecycle)
  • Human Performance Optimization (IAMPS focal topic)
  • Best Practices in Operational Psychology (IAMPS focal topic)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Military Organizations
  • International and Cross-cultural Military Research, Practice, and Collaborations
  • Selection and Assignment
  • Leader Selection, Development, and Coaching
  • Occupational and Work Analysis
  • Training and Development
  • Individual and Team Performance
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Development
  • Methods and Psychometrics Research and Advances
  • New instrument Development and Validation for Use in Military Populations
  • Resilience and Wellbeing

The call for submissions is open. Abstracts are due on February 8th, 2022. If you already submitted an abstract, you will receive a decision by January 21st, 2022. For abstracts submitted after January 20th, reviews and decisions will be done on a rolling basis. If you need additional time or need an immediate decision, please contact the IMTA 2022 committee.


IMTA will hold the conference in person with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols. The conference planning committee is working with hotel, local, and state officials to ensure a safe conference. We will follow the guidelines mandated by the State of North Caroline for indoor events at the time of IMTA. By registering for the conference, participants agree to follow the applicable COVID safety protocols in effect at the time. The IMTA Management Board believes the vaccine will allow for a sound in-person conference experience. Our primary goal is to provide a safe venue in which attendees can present their work, network, and discuss research and practice.

Regardless of vaccination status, we are asking all attendees complete: (1) a COVID-19 test prior to traveling to the conference; and (2) a test with an Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Self-Test (most accurate test available; takes 15 minutes) on the morning of their first day of interaction (e.g., Monday or Tuesday for most) prior to coming to program events. This is subject to modification. We are working on arrangements for attendees to purchase tests and pick them up onsite. More details to follow.

For participants who need an official test to return home (i.e., re-entry requirements), we are working on arrangements with a local testing company to come onsite and conduct tests on Thursday. More details to follow.

Should an attendee test positive for COVID-19, we will have protocols in place to enable effective isolation. The Marriott has agreed to allow attendees to extend their stays to quarantine if needed, and we are working on establishing relationships with providers for testing, medical care, and food/medicine delivery. More details to follow.

IMTA 2022 Sponsors
IMTA thanks its 2022 Platinum sponsors below. A complete list of sponsors can be found here.
IMTA Conference host: APA Division 19         RTI International         NC Center for Optimizing Military Performance