Call for Submissions

Join colleagues from across all disciplines in the field of psychological science at APS 2020 which will take place May 21-24, 2020 in Chicago, IL, USA.

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. More information about alternative options for presenting the science will be shared in the coming weeks. All registered attendees will be refunded in full.

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

APS is exploring opportunities for presenters to share their research online. We will inform you as soon as we have more details. Please wait for APS Staff to contact you regarding these options.

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

Yes, you will be contacted directly with information about your options.

What is the status of other upcoming APS meetings?

At this time, all other meetings will go on as scheduled. We are monitoring the CDC Information and will inform the APS community if there is any change to the status of a future meeting.

Can I get an official letter of cancellation? 

A formal letter of cancellation will be available shortly.

Important Dates


Submission Deadline



Deadline passed November 18, 2019

Late December, 2019


Deadline passed Monday, February 3, 2020


Symposium– A symposium is a focused session in which individual speakers present their research on a common issue. A symposium includes a chair, three to four presenters, and a discussant (optional). Symposia should have the dual goals of providing diversity of perspective and integrating those perspectives into a meaningful whole.

Poster– Posters offer the opportunity for individual presenters to present data and have substantive discussions with interested colleagues. The audience circulates among the posters, stopping to discuss research of particular interest to them. Authors present their research using a visual medium with key information displayed free-standing bulletin board.

For more information about submitting your research please see the Submission Rules and Guidelines page.

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