Directory of Annual Meetings of the American Psychological Association 1892-Present


This directory provides information on the annual meetings/conventions of the American Psychological Association (APA). The location, dates, APA president are listed for each annual meeting. For any published programs or proceedings from the meeting, a brief description of the contents is given.

Sample Entry

1894   3rd Annual Meeting
[year] December 27-28 [dates of meeting]
Princeton, NJ [geographic location of meeting]
William James, MD, President [APA President]
Published Proceedings:
Psychological Review, 1895, Vol. 2, # 2, pp. 149-172
[citation to proceedings, published in the journal Psychological Review
Includes Secretary and Treasurer’s reports; abstracts of papers
[brief description of information included in the proceedings]

Appendix A provides a history of months when the APA annual meetings have been held

Appendix B summarizes the geographic locations of the annual meetings, with references to the years the meetings were held in each location

Appendix C lists APA presidents in alphabetical order, with references to the year they served. Further information about APA presidents can be located through the use of the Biographical Index published by the APA Library. For information about presidential addresses, see American Psychology in Historical Perspective: Addresses of the Presidents of the American Psychological Association, 1892-1977 (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1978).

Appendices D and E provide a historical summary of the publication of proceedings and programs from the APA annual meetings/conventions.