Virtual Convention | May 26-27, 2021


Make Valuable Connections

From speed-networking to focused roundtable discussions, hot topic sessions, mentoring events, and live-chatting with speakers and presenters – don’t miss the chance to catch up with your colleagues and make new connections.

Hot Topics

Hot Topic Sessions are small group discussions where Convention attendees can lead a discussion to engage and connect with other researchers who share similar interests. Each session will be limited to 10 participants and will last approximately 30 minutes. Check out the full schedule.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

This networking option allows you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with someone from the APS community. These meetings will be done via your own meetings software, like zoom, teams, webex or just a phone call, depending on what communication style works best for you.

Speed Networking

Speed networking allows you to forge meaningful connections with other psychological scientists in quick face-to-face conversations. When you enter the session you will be matched with someone and you’ll have a few minutes to get to know each other. You will be armed with some conversation starters and have the option to exchange information if you want to keep the conversation going. You might meet your next research partner!

A dedicated mentoring speed networking session will be held to give students and established researchers a chance to connect. Register for Speed Networking.

Roundtable Discussions

These discussions allow for a deep-dive into topics like research techniques, challenges, and professional development with your peers. Discussions will be led by prominent psychological scientists.

Roundtable Discussion: Strategies and tools to use to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your courses

Wednesday, May 26, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT (-4 UTC)

Representatives from MacMillan Learning, Coltrane Stansbury, Shani Fisher and Chris Cardone will lead a discussion about Strategies and tools to use to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your courses.

Roundtable Discussions: Careers Outside Academia

Thursday, May 27, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)

Join in small group discussions with Gregory Davis, Anne Kotynski-Gooding, Asia McCleary-Gaddy and Joey Chung Yin So, the presenters from Wednesday’s Careers Outside of Academia. Get your questions answered in this virtual face-to-face forum!

Roundtable Discussion: Regan A.R. Gurung

Thursday, May 27, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)

Join Regan A.R. Gurung in a discussion about his presentation “Don’t SoTL for Less: Researching Teaching and Learning for a Post Pandemic World”.

Chat with Presenters

Whether while watching the keynotes, panel discussions and other sessions, or browsing the Virtual Poster Showcase, chat with presenters to pose questions and gain a deeper understanding of the research.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Chat with exhibitors in real-time and set up appointments for focused conversations. This is your chance to find out about the latest in research tools, publications, and more.