APA Call for Convention Proposals | Washington, DC | August 7–10, 2014 2
I. General Information
This Call for Convention Proposals includes
information on how to submit:
• Proposals for the new collaborative programming
• Presentations, posters, and programs for
• Proposals for APA Continuing Education Workshops
• Proposals for the APA Film Festival
All program participants—whether members, nonmembers, or students—are expected to register for
the meeting and pay the appropriate registration
fees. Registration information for the 122nd APA
Annual Convention will be available in April 2014
on the APA website at www.apa.org/convention.
II. Procedures for
All proposals must be submitted online via the
APA Call for Convention Proposals website, which
will guide you through the submission process for
your individual and/or symposium/other proposals.
The APA Call for Convention Proposals website
is integrated with MyAPA’s single sign-on. For all
proposals, a MyAPA login account and password
are required. On-screen instructions will guide you
through logging in using your existing MyAPA
account, looking up your account and/or password,
or creating an account if necessary. Your MyAPA
login account will allow you to begin a proposal,
save your work as you complete each screen of
data, and optionally return later to finish the submission process. The “save and return” feature is
When a proposal has been submitted successfully, you will see a screen acknowledging your
submission with a proposal ID. Please print that
screen and save the proposal ID for future reference. If you do not receive a proposal ID at the
end of your submission, please retry.
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III. NEW Collaborative Program
(Deadline Nov. 1)
This year APA is implementing a new, exciting
addition to the convention to develop cross-cutting
themes and enhance integrative collaborative programming across divisions. The overarching goal
is to highlight the unique role of APA as a unifying
force in psychology.
Only 1- or 2-hour proposals (see Section IV
under Types of Submissions) that highlight collaborative ideas and integrative approaches will
Individual presentations (paper/poster) will not
At least two participants must be included.
Innovative formats are encouraged.
Programs integrating psychological science and
practice are encouraged.
Submitters will need to identify two or three
divisions that are relevant to the proposal content. These divisions and a central programming
group will evaluate the proposals. The deadline is
November 1, 2013.
Review criteria include: broad appeal, current and
timely topic, originality and innovativeness, interactive/creative format, scientifically based, and
attention to diversity.
Table of Contents
I. General Information 2
II. Procedures for Submitting Proposals 2
III. New Collaborative Program
Submission Process 2
IV. Division Program Submission Process 3
V. Continuing Education Sessions 4
VI. Rules for Participation 5
VII. Continuing Education
Workshop Proposals 7
VIII. Film Festival Submissions 8
IX. Participation of Associated
Psychological Organizations 8
X. Subject Index for Convention Program 9
XI. Division Program Chairpersons/
Special Division Requirements 11