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2024 INGRoup Conference Details


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Pre-Conference Workshops



Registration is open! Please use the following link to register for the 2024 conference:

*Please note: If you would like to take advantage of member prices, be sure to sign up for or renew your INGRoup membership BEFORE registering for the conference.

To check your membership status, please sign in using the "Member Login" button in the top-right of the page. To become an INGRoup member, please click on the "Membership" tab and click "Become a Member of INGRoup!"


For questions about conference registration, please contact Anita Blanchard, Vice President, Conference Coordinator, at

For questions about your membership status, please contact Joe Allen, Vice President, Association, at

Note: For those familiar with INGRoup's past use of a tiered registration fee system, an analysis of that system showed it was not useful, thus this year's single set of registration fees reflects current costs.


Faculty/Professional Member: $595
Student Member: $325
Faculty Advanced*: $695
Non-member: $745


In an effort to encourage an environment where newer and more senior attendees can interact with one another, your registration fee includes the following: 

  • A catered Poster Reception on Thursday evening
  • Dinner on Thursday evening
  • A Student Reception following the Thursday dinner
  • Lunch on Friday
  • A catered event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Coffee breaks throughout each day

*Faculty Advanced provides an option for faculty and professional members to pay a slightly increased rate as a donation to INGRoup.

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The 2024 19th Annual INGRoup Conference will be held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference,  9041 Robert D Snyder Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, USA +1 704-978-8000. A block of rooms has been reserved from Tuesday July 16 through Monday July 22 for a special group rate of $163 (plus taxes and fees).

To reserve a room, please use the INGRoup UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center link:

Reservations at the reduced room rate are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We thank you in advance for making all reservations using INGRoup's promotion code so that INGRoup meets our contractual obligations!

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UNC Marriott


Please use the following link to register for the 2024 pre-conference workshops:


SESSION A: Writing for Publication in Top-Tier Journals

Thursday, July 18, 2024
9:00am - 12:00pm
Facilitator: Michael Johnson, University of Washington

The workshop will focus on the high-level writing skills needed to publish successfully in top-tier journals. Topics will include finding your story, writing persuasively, developing your motivation to write, and more. The format of the session will include a mix of instruction and small group discussion. Participants will be asked to bring a project they are currently working on.

SESSION B: How ‘Real’ Are Team Environments and Processes in Qualitative Research: The Role of Philosophy for Guiding Research Questions, Methodologies, and Analyses
Thursday, July 18, 2024
9:00am - 12:00pm
Facilitator: M. Blair Evans, Western University

Qualitative research methods are well-established in certain domains where group dynamics are studied. But for others who study teams, qualitative approaches are only recently gaining traction within their academic outlets. An underlying question for all forms of teams researchers involves reflecting on the following question: To what extent do we adopt qualitative methods that presume the positivist assumption that: (a) There are real ‘things’ in groups that exist separate from our beliefs about them (Ontology), and (b) That we can accurately capture those ‘things’ through our research (Epistemology). How we answer these questions has implications for every step along the qualitative research journey.

This workshop will start by introducing philosophical positions, followed by characterizing programs of qualitative research that adopt varying positions and methodologies. Emphasis will be placed upon a critical realist philosophical position that holds promise for many teams researchers. Participants will, then, share ongoing research and will be guided through steps to consider how they might conduct related qualitative studies while using varying philosophical or methodological. 


SESSION C: Using Team-Centric Approaches and Latent Profile Analysis to Advance Our Understanding of Groups and Teams
Thursday, July 18, 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Facilitators: Trevor Spoelma, University of New Mexico

Most teams research uses a variable-centric approach wherein scholars examine the independent effects of predictors (e.g., mean values) on outcomes. Yet, in recent years, there has been increasing interest in team-centric approaches in which several properties of teams (e.g., mean, standard deviation, skew, and kurtosis; multiple types of conflict) are considered simultaneously to uncover unique profiles or configurations of team phenomena. In this workshop, attendees will learn the conceptual foundations of this approach and how it provides new ways of studying groups and teams using recent examples. Attendees will also learn how to conduct latent profile analysis in Mplus and R to identify team profiles and examine how they relate to outcomes. The final part of this workshop will involve discussing the implications of a team-centric approach for different topics so attendees can receive feedback and network with others. 

The first part of this workshop will cover the conceptual foundations of team-centric approaches and demonstrate how it can enrich our understanding of team phenomena using examples in recent published articles. Following this, the second part of the workshop will be focused on showing attendees how to perform latent profile analysis to examine team-centric research questions. Specifically, attendees will be shown how to conduct latent profile analysis in Mplus and R, and practice doing the analyses using data and scripts. Finally, the workshop will wrap up with some time spent in breakout groups where attendees will discuss team-centric research ideas in their topic areas of interest to receive feedback and network with others.

SESSION D: Mentoring and Research Networking (no fee)
Thursday, July 18, 2024
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Facilitators: Anita Blanchard, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Matt Cronin, George Mason University, Michael Johnson, University of Washington

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