APA 2017 - Washington D.C.

(August 3-6, 2017)

Submissions for the Division 15 Program at the 2017 APA Convention

Division 15 invites submissions for the 2017 annual APA convention to be held in Washington, DC (August 3-6, 2017). The 2017 Presidential Theme for Division 15 will be Welcoming and Advancing Research in Educational Psychology: Impacting Learners, Teachers, and Schools.  We welcome submissions related to this theme and other topics relevant to good research in Educational Psychology.

APA and Division 15 Members and Non-members are encouraged to submit Collaborative Submissions and Division Proposals, each are described below and have separate procedures, expectations, and deadlines.

Collaborative Submissions

Due October 14, 2016 by 5 p.m. EST

This is the fourth year in which APA has implemented an exciting addition to the convention: cross-cutting themes and enhanced integrative collaborative programming across divisions. The overarching goal is to highlight the unique role of APA as a unifying force in psychology.

Collaborative Session Submission submitters must identify a minimum of two or up to seven divisions relevant to the proposal content. Collaborative session organizers from Division 15 or interested in Division 15 collaborations are encouraged to contact the Division 15 Program Co-Chairs, Pui-Wa Lei and Kay Wijekumar, before submitting so the co-chairs can assist with cross-division collaborations (convention2017@apadiv15.org).

Division Proposals

Due December 1, 2016 by 5 p.m. ET

APA and Division 15 Members and Non-members are invited to submit their work for presentation in the Division 15 Program for the 2017 APA Convention. Submissions may be submitted in the following formats:

Individual Presentations
These submissions should reflect a single project, study, or paper with 1 or more authors. You may indicate whether you would prefer to present in a “paper session” or “poster session.” Paper sessions will include a collection of 3-5 papers grouped by the program committee around a common theme in which each paper is presented for 8-12 minutes. Poster sessions include a collection of approximately 40 papers presented using a poster visual where attendees can walk up and ask questions of each presenter individually. Please note that because of the limitations of the schedule allocated to Division 15 by APA we have very few paper session slots, thus the majority of individual submissions will be designated as a poster presentation, even if your preference is to present in a paper session. Submitters should also understand that we do not consider one form of presentation to be of higher quality than the other in terms of the research submitted.
Symposia/Group Submissions
A symposia submission should include 3-5 papers that are organized around a common theme or area of interest. Symposia should include a chair for the session and a discussant who will comment on the papers presented. Most accepted symposia will be assigned a 50 minute session. Preference will be given to symposia submissions that closely align with the Division 15 2017 conference theme: Welcoming and Advancing Research in Educational Psychology: Impacting Learners, Teachers, and Schools.
Discussions
A discussion submission should include 3-5 speakers or panelists who will discuss a specific topic relevant to Division 15 membership from varied perspectives.  Most accepted discussions will be assigned to a 50 minute session.  Preference will be given to discussion sessions that closely align to the Division 15 2017 conference theme: Welcoming and Advancing Research in Educational Psychology: Impacting Learners, Teachers, and Schools.

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Convention Chairs

Pui-Wa Lei
Kay Wijekumar

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