FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the APS Annual Convention Call for Submissions.

Call for Submissions
What is the Call for Submissions?
When does the Call for Submissions open and close?
Can I submit my proposal via fax or mail?
What if I’m not a Member of APS – can I still submit a proposal for the Convention?
How much time do I have for my presentation?
Where can I find more information about the Call for Submissions?
Who reviews the submissions?

Convention Registration
What are the registration fees and how do I register for the Convention?
Do I have to register for the Convention to present my proposal?
Where can I find more information on exhibiting at the Convention?

At the Convention
When and where is the 2018 APS Annual Convention and APS-STP Teaching Institute?
Hotel information for the APS Annual Convention
What is the program schedule?
Continuing Education (CE) Programs at the 30th APS Annual Convention
Accessibility Requests for the Convention
Where will the next APS Annual Conventions take place?

After Convention
Where can I request a Certificate of Attendance?

 

Call for Submissions

What is the Call for Submissions?

The Call for Submissions is APS’s online portal for submitting proposals of completed research to be presented as posters and symposia at the APS Convention. Poster submissions can be submitted at any time during the open call and are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Program Committee. Symposia submissions can be submitted at any time during the open call and 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 September 2017. Symposium submissions are accepted through November 15, 2017, 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Poster submissions are accepted through January 31, 2018, 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?

The Rules and Guidelines provide further details on the Call for Submissions process and proposal requirements.

Who reviews the submissions?
All submissions are reviewed by the APS 2018 Program Committee via the Call for Submissions portal.

 

Convention Registration

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 speakers, session chairpersons, participants, and poster 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?

Please visit the exhibitor page or contact Rochelle Shaffer, APS Exhibits and Advertising Sales Manager for information about exhibiting.

 

At the Convention

When and where is the 2018 APS Annual Convention and APS-STP Teaching Institute?

The 2018 APS Annual Convention will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 24-27, 2018. The 25th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute, also at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, will start Wednesday, May 23 with an evening workshop, and will continue all day Thursday, May 24. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology organizes additional programs during the APS Convention.

Hotel information 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 30th APS Annual Convention formally kicks off with the Opening Ceremony and Fred Kavli Keynote Address on the evening of Thursday, May 24, 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 25 with a full day of programing, including award addresses, two cross-cutting theme programs, symposia, poster sessions, and the Presidential Symposium. Saturday, May 26 features invited symposia, talks and addresses, award addresses, a third cross-cutting theme program, poster sessions, and the Bring the Family Address. Saving the best for last, May 27 is Symposium Sunday. Poster Sessions are distributed across all days of the convention, starting on Thursday, May 24 and finishing on Sunday, May 27.

The Convention is preceded by the APS-STP Teaching Institute, which begins on the evening of Wednesday, May 23 and runs through Thursday, May 24. Teaching Institute Posters will be scheduled in the morning on Thursday, May 24. Submitters will be notified of the time and location of their presentation in March 2018.

Continuing Education (CE) Programs at the APS Annual Convention

The Temple University Department of Psychological Studies in Education (PSE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PSE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. To receive credit you must arrive on time for each session, stay for the full session, complete and turn in the evaluation form at the end of each session.

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 convention@psychologicalscience.org or +1 202.293.9300 before May 1, 2018, and every attempt will be made to accommodate your request.

Where will the next APS Annual Conventions take place?

Convention Dates Location
31st Annual Convention May 23-26, 2019 Washington, DC, USA (Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)
32nd Annual Convention May 21-24, 2020 Chicago, IL, USA (Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel)

 

After Convention

Where can I request a Certificate of Attendance?

A Certificate of Attendance can be requested through this online form.