FAQs

APS is excited to host a fully in-person Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 26-29, 2022! After two years physically apart, this event will bring together psychological scientists to hear and share the latest research in the field, and to connect with colleagues from around the globe.

Here is some helpful information to plan your in-person experience. We will continue to update this page as more details become available. Last updated April 18, 2022.

See you in Chicago!

Convention Basics

Health and Safety Protocols

Call for Submissions

Registration and Financial Assistance

Hotel

Program Schedule/Other Important Information

Convention Basics

Where and when is the 2022 APS Annual Convention and APS-STP Teaching Institute?

The 2022 APS Annual Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, from May 26-29, 2022. The APS-STP Teaching Institute, also taking place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel, will start Wednesday, May 25 with an evening workshop, and will continue all day Thursday, May 26.

A limited block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago will be available at an exclusive APS discounted rate – book by May 6 to receive the APS rate.

Why will the APS Convention be an in-person event, rather than virtual or hybrid?

APS decided to hold an in-person Convention based on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, including widely available vaccines, universities and schools returning to in-person instruction, and travel restrictions being lifted. APS will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the health and safety of our attendees.

What if the APS Convention is canceled in 2022?

APS plans to hold this meeting in person but reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event or convert to a virtual event if government health and safety regulations necessitate doing so. If plans for the event change, we will update all registrants by email as well as on our website.

What is the APS Code of Conduct?

View the APS Code of Conduct

Health and Safety Protocols

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend?

APS requires that everyone who attends the 2022 Convention be fully vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved vaccines. Proof of vaccination will be verified by a third-party provider. For more information see the Health and Safety page.

What are the Onsite Guidelines and Mask Policy?

APS will continue to monitor developments to promote the health and safety of our attendees. We are setting these guidelines to provide clarity, consistency, and the safest venue possible for those participating in the Convention. So that attendees can make informed decisions before coming to the convention, APS intends to maintain the following mask policy and onsite guidelines:

  • APS requires all attendees, guests, and speakers at the 2022 Annual Convention wear a mask in the meeting space except when eating and drinking.
  • Speakers in meeting rooms will be able to choose whether to mask when presenting, with the agreement of all panelists.
  • Poster presenters should stay masked except when eating and drinking.
  • All event attendees and guests should bring their own masks to comply with this mask requirement. 
  • There will be hand sanitizer stations located throughout the event space. 
  • When possible, meeting rooms in which convention programming takes place will be arranged to allow social distancing.
  • The Hyatt’s ventilation methods are approved by the CDC and utilizes electrostatic charge to trap and block 98% of airborne particles.  The hotel uses Merv 13 filters with maximum outside air.   

Please see the Health and Safety page for more information.

Are there any travel or safety resources available?

We have assembled this list of resources to assist you with your travel and safety inquiries. If you are traveling to Chicago from outside of the continental U.S., please review these materials and note the requirements and restrictions that may impact your plans. 

Call for Submissions

Where/how can I submit my research?

The Call for Submissions is APS’s online portal for submitting proposals to be presented as posters, symposia, or flash talks at the APS Convention.

All submissions will be presented in person. Submission types include posters, research proposal posters, Flash talks, and symposia.

Do I have to register for the 2022 APS Annual Convention to present my proposal?

All speakers, session chairs, 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 to have your submission accepted. Register by April 15, 2022 to receive early-bird rates. Note that Teaching Posters are presented as part of the pre-conference Teaching Institute, which requires an additional fee.

See the Call for Submissions page for more information and to submit your research.

When does the Call for Submissions open and close?

The Call for Submissions portal opened in October 2021 and closed in February 2022 for the 2022 APS Annual Convention. Check back next fall to submit for 2023!

Submission Deadlines:

Symposium submissions: Extended to January 18, 2022, 11:59 PM, Latest Time Zone on Earth

Poster submissions: Extended to February 8, 2022, 11:59 PM, Latest Time Zone on Earth

Flash talk submissions: Extended to February 8, 2022, 11:59 PM, Latest Time Zone on Earth

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. The first author of any accepted proposal must be an APS Member or Student Affiliate at the time of the Convention, regardless of whether they attend the Convention. All participants at the 2022 APS Annual Convention must pay the registration fee to present or attend the Convention (please note that registration is deeply discounted for APS Members). Coauthors 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, including discussion among presenters and the audience.

Posters are scheduled within 50-minute poster sessions.

Flash talks are presented in a five-minute talk with slides.

Where can I find more information about the Call for Submissions?

The Call for Submissions page provides further details on the submissions process and proposal requirements.

Registration and Financial Assistance

What are the registration rates for the 2022 APS Annual Convention?

Please see the Registration page for more information and pricing. Registration for the 2022 APS Annual Convention is now closed. The deadline to register was May 9, 2022.

Do I have to register for the 2022 APS Annual Convention to present my proposal?

All speakers, session chairs, participants, and poster presenters at the APS Annual Convention must pay a registration fee, which is discounted for APS Members. Register by April 15, 2022 to receive early-bird rates. Note that Teaching Posters are presented as part of the pre-conference Teaching Institute, which requires an additional fee.

Can I register on-site, or the day of the Convention?

No. In 2022, we will not have on-site registration. All attendees were required to pre-register for the meeting by the extended registration deadline of May 9, 2022 to ensure that we can validate COVID vaccination status.

Are there any opportunities for financial assistance to attend the 2022 APS Annual Convention?

There are many opportunities to receive financial assistance for the Convention. See here for more information on these programs: Convention Financial Assistance Programs

Poster awardsApply for these awards as you submit your poster for APS 2022. Application information is included within the poster submission form. Submit your research and apply today!

Student Diversity Registration AwardThis award is intended to offset the cost of attending the 2022 APS Annual Convention. Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in psychological science and a current APS student member. More information will be available soon.

Family Care AssistanceThe Convention Participation Assistance Program defrays family care costs for APS Members and Student Affiliates who are presenting their research at the 2022 APS Annual Convention. 

Student Travel AssistanceThe APS Travel Assistance program defrays travel costs for APS Student Affiliates who are presenting their research at the APS Annual Convention. Travel Assistance recipients are required to volunteer for one six-hour shift onsite at the Convention. More information will be available soon.

I need a letter of invitation. Where do I request one?

To request a letter of invitation for visa purposes, you must be registered for the Convention with no outstanding balance. Please email Convention@psychologicalscience.org to request the letter.

Can I bring a guest?

APS offers guest registration for non-psychological scientists who may wish to join you at the 2022 APS Annual Convention. All guests must register through our registration system, pay the guest registration fee, and provide vaccine verification. APS will not accept any guest registrations onsite and no guests will be admitted without registering by the extended registration deadline of May 9, 2022.

Hotel

Where should I book my room for the APS Convention?

Offering an energetic, urban retreat near Navy Pier, Hyatt Regency Chicago features the most hotel rooms and largest selection of meeting space in downtown Chicago. The gateway to the city’s top attractions, you can walk to Millennium Park, or shop on Magnificent Mile.

Rooms at Hyatt Regency Chicago offer stunning city, Chicago River, and Lake Michigan views with all the comforts of a modern urban getaway. Suites overlook the Chicago River with ample dining and entertainment areas, plus exclusive concierge access.

A limited block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago will be available at an exclusive APS discounted rate. Book your room by May 6 to take advantage of the APS rate. Besides being right in the middle of all of the action, booking your room through the APS room block allows APS to keep other aspects of the Convention affordable for attendees.

What are the room rates for the APS block?

Single/Double Occupancy: $199.00
Triple/Quadruple Occupancy: $224.00

Book your room by May 9 to get the APS rates.

Program Schedule/Other Important Information

What is the program schedule?

The 2022 APS Annual Convention kicks off with the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address on the evening of Thursday, May 26, followed by a Poster Session and Opening Reception. There are several preconference events on Thursday, including workshops and the APS-STP Teaching Institute. The APS program continues Friday and Saturday with full days of programming, including cross-cutting theme programs. invited symposia, talks, and addresses, symposia, poster sessions, flash talks, and plenary sessions. Saving the best for last, May 29 is Symposium Sunday along with workshops. Poster Sessions are distributed across all days of the Convention, starting on Thursday, May 26 and finishing on Sunday, May 29.

Will there be opportunities to network?

APS Convention 2022 attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe and enjoy the energy, fun, and spontaneity that only a live event offers. These opportunities include coffee breaks, roundtable discussions, and various networking events centered on targeted areas such as diversity and mentorship.  

There will also be many student events, where participants can meet fellow student scientists, converse with leaders in the field, and get guidance on the next steps of a career in psychological science.

What if I can’t make the in-person Convention? Will there be opportunities for virtual learning?

There will be no virtual platform provider, virtual submissions, or virtual presentation options for the 2022 APS Annual Convention.

There will be limited recordings available after the Convention, including our general sessions, and special sessions. More information to come!

APS produces a year-round schedule of robust digital offerings, including Convention sessions, webinars, and news podcasts, which can be accessed here: APS Virtual Offerings

There are also exciting upcoming opportunities to network virtually with your peers from around the globe in APS Member Networking Sessions. Find collaborators, give and get advice, and take time to advance the field and your career by making new connections.

Where can I find more information on exhibiting at the Convention?

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

How can I make an accessibility request 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 6, 2022, and every attempt will be made to accommodate your request.

Where will the next APS Conventions take place?

ConventionDatesLocation
2022 APS Annual Convention May 26-29, 2022Chicago, IL (Hyatt Regency)
ICPS 2023  March 6-9, 2023 Brussels, Belgium (SQUARE Brussels)
2023 APS Annual Convention May 25-28, 2023 Washington, DC, USA (Washington Hilton)
2024 APS Annual Convention  May 23-26, 2024 San Francisco, CA, USA (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)

Where can I request a Certificate of Attendance?

After the Convention, a certificate will be available for download directly from your APS profile.