Virtual Convention | May 26-27, 2021

Flash Talk Rules and Guidelines

Event Calendar

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Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Exhibits
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Live Exhibit Hours 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote: Dunbar
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Flash Talks
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Posters
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Panel: Reimagining Work
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel: Vaccine
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clinical Science Forum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hot Topics
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Speed Networking
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Careers Outside of Academia
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clinical Science Forum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Inclusivity Spotlight
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Mentoring
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Presidential Symposium
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hot Topics
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Exhibits

Networking

Invited Sessions

Student Programs

Special Sessions

On Demand Content

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Exhibits
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Live Exhibit Hours 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibits

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Panel: Reimagining Work
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel: Vaccine
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Invited Sessions

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Keynote: Dunbar
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Presidential Symposium
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Invited Sessions

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Hot Topics
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Speed Networking
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hot Topics
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking

Student Programs

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Flash Talks
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Posters
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

On Demand Content

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Clinical Science Forum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clinical Science Forum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Inclusivity Spotlight
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Special Sessions

On Demand Content

Exhibits Networking Invited Sessions Student Programs Special Sessions On Demand Content
Careers Outside of Academia
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Mentoring
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speed Mentoring
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking

Student Programs

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Overview of 2021 Flash Talks

A flash talk is an individual presentation delivered by a primary researcher in a particular area of psychological science.  Flash talks offer the opportunity for authors to present their research in a 10 to 15-minute pre-recorded video.  These submissions can discuss empirical results, methods and tools, or applications of psychological science. The flash talks will be organized by subject areas and made available for on-demand viewing during the virtual convention, May 26 – 27, 2021. 

Deadlines for Submission

All submissions must be finalized by March 8, 2021. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent mid-April, 2021 after the Program Committee has reviewed all submissions.

Review, Selection, and Notifications

  • Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Only a limited number of flash talks can be accepted for presentation at the 2021 APS Virtual Convention, so please include as many relevant details as possible in your submission in order for the Program Committee to effectively review your submission.
  • Research that has been already presented or published elsewhere should not be submitted as a flash talk. If you are interested in submitting research that has already been presented or published, please consider submitting your research for a poster presentation.
  • With all submission formats the Program Committee retains the right to request additional information, ask that changes be made to improve a presentation, or decline a presentation the Committee does not find relevant to the meeting or that does not follow the guidelines for submission. No changes can be made after proposals have been submitted unless the Committee has specifically requested that change.
  • Occasionally, the Program Committee recommends that a flash talk submission be considered for a poster presentation. When this happens, the presenter will be notified of this recommendation, and offered the opportunity to submit a poster presentation.

Speaker and Submitter Responsibilities

  • The first author of a submission, whether or not this person is attending the Convention, must be an APS Member or APS Student Affiliate at the time of the presentation. Submitters do not need to be members to submit proposals or to have proposals reviewed. Please note that you must log in to your APS Member Profile or create an account in order to create a submission.
  • An individual may be a first author on only one flash talk proposal.
  • The presenting author (speaker) must accept the speaker agreement if their submission is accepted for presentation. Information on how to do so will be included in your emailed acceptance notification.
  • The presenting author (speaker) must register for the Convention. An early bird rate is available on the registration page until April 15, 2021.
  • The name of the proposal submitter will not appear in any program unless the submitter elects to be listed as an author. Submitter information is only used while submitting. After a submission has been finalized, all submission communication will be sent to the presenting author.
  • The commitment of all participants must be secured in advance of proposal submission.
  • The presenting author (speaker) is responsible for sharing submission notifications and information with co-authors.

Program Participant Registration Policy

All program participants must register and pay the appropriate registration fee.  Early registrants receive a discounted rate before the Early Bird deadline at midnight (Latest Time Zone on Earth) on April 15, 2021.

Submission Guidelines

APS seeks presentations showcasing the latest findings in psychological science. Below are some guidelines that can assist in the preparation of submissions.

To submit a flash talk you’ll need to enter the following information:

  • Submitter information: When you begin your flash talk submission you’ll be prompted to log in to your APS Member Profile or create an account. Although membership is not required to submit your research, you must create an APS Profile. Once you log in or create your account, you’ll be automatically redirected to complete your submission.
  • Flash talk title: The title should be succinct and descriptive because it will be listed without the abstract in Convention materials. Please use Title Case – e.g., Meaning in Time: We Consider Our Lives Insignificant When Viewed from the Future.
  • Abstract: A brief, high-level overview of the empirical research, methods and tools, or applications of psychological science that will be presented. The abstract should describe the findings. (50-word maximum).
  • Subject area: Related area of research; used to match the proposal with the best-suited reviewer. Secondary subject area may also be selected. Flash talks will be organized by subject area for viewing in the Virtual Convention platform.
    • Subject areas: Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Genetics, Biological Psychology, Clinical Science, Cognitive Psychology, Consumer Behavior, Cultural Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Diversity Science, Epigenetics, Experimental Psychology, Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Linguistics, Methodology, Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Personality/Emotion Psychology, Political Psychology, Social Psychology, Other
  • Supporting summary: Provides a more in-depth overview of the work and includes the following: the background/theory tested, the methods used, a summary of the major findings, and the implications for the work on the field as whole. Provides a more in-depth overview of the work and includes the following: the background/theory tested, the methods used, a summary of the major findings, and the implications for the work on the field as whole. If the submission is focused on methods and tools, or applications of psychological science, please use this section to thoroughly describe the presentation. (500-word maximum, plain-text format).
    • Emphasize the rationale, significance of results, and general principles of the work.
    • References are optional (words will count towards the 500-word maximum).
  • Author Information: University or business affiliation, individual e-mail address, and highest degree earned must be included for all presenters/co-authors. Maximum of 4 co-authors may be included.
    • The first author is the person who contributed the most or led the research study and should be listed first (even if first author is not attending the Convention). The first author of a submission, whether or not this person is attending the Convention, must be an APS Member or APS Student Affiliate at the time of the presentation.
    • An individual may be a first author on only one flash talk proposal.
    • The presenting author is the person who will give the Flash Talk. The presenting author must register for the Convention.