Student Programming at the 2024 APS Annual Convention

APS is pleased to offer special programming for students at the APS Annual Convention. Hosted by the APS Student Caucus, APSSC panels and events are designed to be fun and informative, featuring voices from various backgrounds, industries, and disciplines. The APSSC Executive Board develops this programming each year, keeping the content up to date and relevant for students.

The tables below show a projected but in no way finalized schedule of events for the 2024 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. The bulk of student programming happens on the second day of convention, with student panels happening throughout the morning and afternoon.

Please read the schedule of events below to prepare for the upcoming APS Annual Convention. The APSSC cannot wait to see you there!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 23rd:

Student SocialMeet fellow students at this themed reception on Thursday evening. Play social bingo to be entered into a drawing for prizes, chat about your research, and learn more about APS from Student Caucus Executive Board members.

Friday, May 24th:

How to Get PublishedHave you ever wondered how to improve your publication record? In this session experts will discuss the ins and outs of the publication process. Everything from how to find a home for your manuscript to what to do after receiving an editorial decision will be covered. This event is geared toward early-career researchers/students.
Careers Outside AcademiaSpeakers who have experience working in various employment sectors including research, business, and government will share their experiences and take questions from undergraduate and graduate students. Attend this session to learn more about landing and navigating careers outside of academia.
Engaging in and Navigating Social Justice Advocacy in AcademiaThis panel will focus on social justice advocacy in and outside of academia. Topics will include the following: 1. What advocacy work looks like and how it is shifting in the field of psychology, 2. How students can navigate this type of work in a culturally-appropriate way (i.e., self-reflection, acknowledging privilege and bias), 3. Where students can find joy among this work (i.e., self-care and boundary-setting), and 4. Ways to actively engage in social justice advocacy as a student.
DEI Roundtable for Young Psychological ScientistsIn this roundtable DEI event, students have the opportunity to informally interact with a diverse group of leaders in psychological science to discuss questions and experiences related to marginalized identities in psychological science.

Saturday, May 25th:

How to Apply for Awards, Grants, and ScholarshipsPanelists will be from graduate and early career roles in psychology and will discuss the process of finding and applying for grants, sharing their experiences and strategies to help you through the application process.
Exploring the Importance and Applications of Undergraduate ResearchExperienced speakers share the importance of utilizing undergraduate research experiences and skills to benefit a student’s future goals and development beyond graduation and through early psychological science careers.

For questions specific to student programming, please contact APS Student Programs Manager Tyler Boomershine at

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