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Presenting: Conferences & Symposiums: Presenting: Conferences & Symposiums for Graduate Students

Interested in presenting at conferences and building your professional development, but don't know where to start? This quick guide will lead you in the right direction.


Orignal author: Sherry Youssef | Maintained by: Robin Schiff

Welcome to "Presenting: Conferences & Symposiums" LibGuideThis guide is meant to assist you with finding future conferences and/or symposiums that accept graduate student submissions.  It will provide you with lists of different associations, societies, professional organizations, books, and tips on how to these resources/events within your field. 

Good luck with your search!

APA Divisions

APA’s 56 divisions are interest groups organized by members. Some represent subdisciplines of psychology (e.g., experimental, social or clinical) while others focus on topical areas such as aging, ethnic minorities or trauma. APA members, and even nonmembers, can apply to join one or more divisions which have their own eligibility criteria and dues. In addition each division has its own officers, website, publications, email list, awards, convention activities and meetings. (taken from

For information about student participant within these division, please refer to

APA - Graduate Society (APAGS)

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is the voice of student concerns within the APA.  It is a great resource for graduate psychology students.

Becoming a student affiliate of APA automaticall enrolls you as a member of APAGS so take advantage of these great resources!

Associations, Societies & Professional Organizations

The amount of associations, societies, and professional organizations a student has available to them is numerous.  Because there are too many to list, here is a quick glimpse.  To discover more, click here

Upcoming Conferencews & Symposia

So you want to present at conference, but you don't know know what's out there?  Here's a list of upcoming conferences and events to give you an idea.  Though it may be too late to submit abstracts and proposals to the ones listed below, check out the APA events page for future events here

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Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

You're a grad student and funds can be limited, especially if you need to travel out-of-state for a conference or event.  Here are some resources that direct you towards scholarships, grants, and awards that will increase your conference budget. 

Suggested Reading - Books