APS Statement on Cancellation of APS 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS Board of Directors has determined that APS is no longer able to host the 32nd APS Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, USA, May 21-24, 2020 safely or in a way that meets the intended purpose of the event.

APS is pleased to announce the Virtual Poster Showcase so that we can recognize the hundreds of hours of preparation by our presenters. This virtual platform will allow speakers and attendees to share and experience the research that would have been presented in Chicago. 

The APS Virtual Poster Showcase is a great way to share research and receive feedback from the community. This virtual platform will allow attendees to browse through the posters on display, read through the 50-word abstract for each poster, and chat with poster authors by commenting or asking questions.

Thousands of psychological scientists have already registered to attend this virtual event.  Registration is free and access will be available beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.

Will my registration fees be refunded?

All refunds have been processed. Please contact us at convention@psychologicalscience.org if you have any questions.

APS membership is processed separately from APS 2020 registration, and will not be automatically refunded. Our Membership Team is happy to work with you in the event you wish to request a refund, and they can be reached at member@psychologicalscience.org.

I am a sponsor or exhibitor – what happens to the fees I paid, and how can I stay connected to APS?

Please contact APS at aps@sponsorshipboost.com to discuss options to move your support to a future meeting.

Will APS help with fees associated with the cancellation of my travel and hotel reservations?

APS is not responsible for fees associated with canceling transportation or accommodations. Most providers have made special provisions to address COVID-19 related issues.  Please contact your travel providers directly.

If you made your hotel reservations in the APS group room block at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, please refer to your confirmation message for information about how to modify or cancel your reservation. Should you have any questions about your reservation, please contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago directly at +1 (312) 565-1234.

I was scheduled to present at APS 2020.  Should I withdraw my submission or will I still have a chance to share my research?

Please visit the APS Virtual Poster Showcase to learn how to share your research.

I already withdrew my abstract – can I take advantage of the options being developed for sharing my research?

Yes, please visit the APS Virtual Poster Showcase for information about sharing your research.

I applied for a poster award. Are poster awards still being conferred?

Yes, poster awards are still being conferred. The recipients will be announced soon.

What is the status of other upcoming APS meetings?

ICPS 2021 has been postponed in order to provide flexibility to APS, our members, and our partners in these uncertain times, and in recognition of the limited access to labs and teams to complete the research, and prepare their submissions. The new dates will be announced in Autumn 2020.

The 2021 APS Annual Convention will take place in Washington, D.C., May 27-30, 2021. Please check the APS website for the latest updates.

Can I get an official letter of cancellation? 

Please download a copy of the official cancellation letter.