2017 Frequently Asked Questions
Call for Submissions
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Call for Submissions
What is the Call for Submissions?
The Call for Submissions is APS’s request for proposals of completed research to be presented as posters and symposia at the APS Convention. Poster submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Program Committee. Symposia submissions are reviewed in December and notifications will be sent at that time.
When does the Call for Submissions open and close?
The Call for Submissions opens in October. There are different deadlines for symposia and posters. Symposium submissions are accepted through December 1, 2016, 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Poster submissions are accepted through January 31, 2017, 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
Can I submit my proposal via fax or mail?
No, APS only accepts submissions via the APS Online Call for Submissions.
What if I’m not a Member of APS – can I still submit a proposal for the Convention?
Anyone can submit a proposal for consideration; if accepted, the first author, whether or not s/he is attending the Convention, must be an APS Member or Student Affiliate in good standing at the time of the Convention. All participants at the APS Annual Convention must pay the registration fee to present or attend the Convention (please note that registration is deeply discounted for APS Members). Co-authors are not required to be APS Members (although we can’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to be…).
How much time do I have for my presentation?
Symposia are 80 minutes, inclusive of discussion among presenters and the audience. Posters are scheduled within 50-minute poster sessions. Poster presenters may set up their poster before the session begins during the posted setup times. If your poster proposal is accepted, the scheduling notice you receive will include the time for both the poster session and setup.
Where can I find more information about the Call for Submissions?
What are the registration fees and how do I register for the Convention?
Please visit the registration page to register online or for more information on registration.
Do I have to register for the Convention to present my proposal?
All presenters at the APS Annual Convention must pay a registration fee – which is discounted for APS Members. You do not have to register in order to have your submission accepted. You may register once you receive notification and still be eligible for the Early Bird registration rates if you register before March 31, 2017. Registration Fees and Information.
Where can I find more information on exhibiting at the Convention?
At the Convention
When and where is the 29th APS Annual Convention and 24th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute?
The 29th APS Annual Convention will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA, May 25-28, 2017. The 24th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute, also at Sheraton Boston Hotel, will start on Wednesday, May 24 with an evening workshop, and will continue all day on Thursday, May 25. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology organizes additional programs during the APS Convention.
Where can I find more information about hotel reservations for the APS Annual Convention?
Please visit the hotel page to reserve your room or for more information about the Convention hotel.
What is the program schedule?
The 29th APS Annual Convention formally kicks off with the Opening Ceremony and Fred Kavli Keynote Address on the evening of Thursday, May 25, followed by a Poster Session and Opening Reception. That said, there are a number of pre-conference events, including workshops and the APS-STP Teaching Institute. The APS program continues on Friday May 26 with a full day of programing, including award addresses, two cross-cutting theme programs and poster sessions, and the Presidential Symposium. Saturday, May 27 features invited symposia, talks and addresses, a third cross-cutting theme program, poster session, award addresses, and the Bring the Family Address. Saving the best for last, May 28 is Symposium Sunday. Poster Sessions are distributed across all days of the convention, starting on Thursday, May 25 and finishing on Sunday, May 28. The Convention is preceded by the APS-STP Teaching Institute, which begins on the evening of Wednesday, May 24 and runs through Thursday, May 25. Teaching Institute Posters will be scheduled in the morning on Thursday, May 25. Submitters will be notified of the time and location of their presentation in March.
Accessibility Requests for the Convention
APS is committed to ensuring that our convention is fully accessible to all persons. If you have a specific accessibility requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 202.293.9300 before May 1, 2017, and every attempt will be made to accommodate your request.
Where will the next APS Annual Conventions take place?