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Division 16 invites your proposals for APA 2021!

At this time, Divisions are planning for 100% virtual programming, and we want to showcase your expertise.

We encourage submissions having to do with Division 16’s 2021 theme: Calling for Action, Disrupting Injustice, and Uniting for Anti-Racism.

We are excited to announce that we are broadening the type of programs we can offer to include discussions along with symposia and posters.

  • Collaborative Programs
    Due 5:00pm EST, December 7, 2020
    Learn more
  • Division Proposals
    Due 5:00pm, January 12, 2021
    Learn more

Symposia: 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 conference theme  

Discussion: In this format, presenters give briefs remarks and facilitate an interactive discussion on a common theme, issue, or question

Poster: Present research findings, new ideas, innovations, and advances in the profession may be shared with as many individuals as possible. Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended discussions regarding the author’s presentation that is in an illustrated format on a poster board

All proposals may be submitted through APA’s convention proposal portal: 

Those with questions about proposal formats or submission requirements should contact Division 16 Chair Casey McPherson ( and/or Division 16 Co-Chair Kristin Rispoli (