APS Annual Convention Call for Submissions

APS Annual Convention Call for Submissions

Submissions have closed for the 2023 APS Convention.

Important Dates

Submissions OpenTuesday, November 1, 2022
Submission DeadlineExtended to Monday, December 19, 2022
5:00 PM ET (9:00 PM UTC)
Decision NotificationsLate January 2023 Delayed until Mid-February 2023
Scheduling InformationFebruary 2023 Delayed until March 2023

Presentation Formats

With all presentation formats, presenters must present on-site at the Convention in Washington, D.C.


A symposium is a focused session in which individual speakers present their research on a common issue. Symposia should have the dual goals of providing diversity of perspective and integrating those perspectives into a meaningful whole. A symposium includes a chair, three to four presenters, and a discussant (optional). Symposia are scheduled in 80-minute time slots and should allow for discussion among presenters and the audience.

Flash Talk:

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 at the Convention in a 5-minute talk, accompanied by slides.  These submissions can discuss empirical results, methods and tools, or applications of psychological science. The Program Committee will accept 5-10 outstanding flash talks in each subject area for presentation at the Convention. Since so few flash talks can be accepted for presentation, we encourage you to also submit your research as a poster if you are interested. Flash talks will not automatically be considered for presentation as a poster.


Poster presenters will have the opportunity to highlight aspects of their research at the 2023 APS Annual Convention. Poster Presenters will be assigned to a poster session where they will have the opportunity to discuss their research with interested attendees. There are 4 types of poster submissions for the 2023 APS Annual Convention:

  • Standard Poster: Standard Poster submissions must only report data collection and analysis that has been completed by the time the submission is finalized. Submissions that do not report collected data and analyses, or that do not have enough collected data or analysis to make an empirical claim, will not be accepted. Non-empirical research should not be submitted as a poster. Standard Posters are eligible to apply for poster awards.
  • Research Proposal Poster: Research Proposal Posters should represent plans for a future empirical study. Data collection should not be complete. This is a chance to receive early feedback on your research study plan. Your submission should describe an empirical research study plan in detail including hypotheses, experimental design, plan for participant recruitment, procedure, plan for statistical analysis, and expected results. Research Proposal Posters are not eligible to apply for poster awards.
  • Teaching Poster: Teaching posters should pertain to the teaching of psychological science. This includes, but is not limited to, teaching techniques, innovations, evaluation, and philosophy. Posters should focus on methods for teaching psychology, such as particularly effective or innovative courses or course organizations, strategies (including demonstrations) for promoting active learning, ways of integrating course material, helpful use of technology, and the like. These posters are presented as part of the pre-conference Teaching Institute, which requires an additional fee.
  • Cross-Cutting Theme Poster: The Convention features two cross-cutting theme programs in which leading researchers from across psychological science’s sub-disciplines come together to discuss current topics, bringing insight from their particular fields. Submit your poster to join the discussion on one of these important topics.
    • Leveraging Computer Science and Technology in Psychological Science: Recent advances in digital technology have made it possible to incorporate online and mobile platforms into psychological science. Given that these platforms often produce large volumes of data, there is an increased need to incorporate computer science into our work. This cross-cutting theme explores the challenges and possibilities of working with these technologies.
    • Improving Well-Being by Leveraging Multimodal Data and Methods across Disciplines: Promoting well-being should be an all-hands-on-deck endeavor in the 21st century. This theme seeks to leverage the expertise of scientists across the field of psychology and neuroscience—as well as those in public health, social welfare, and other related fields—to merge methods, models, and perspectives intended to understand and improve well-being.

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Learn more about the 2023 APS Poster Awards offered at the 2023 APS Annual Convention, and consider applying if you meet the requisite qualifications.

APS is pleased to offer financial assistance programs to defray costs for APS Members and Student Affiliates presenting their research at the 2023 APS Annual Convention. Learn more and apply.