APA's New Career Fair

Visit APA’s revamped PsycCareers LIVE and the employer booths at the upcoming 2014 APA convention. This interactive career fair is designed to connect job seekers with professional resources and prospective employers. 

Exhibit Hall Activities

View the new technology exhibits, relax with a free seated upper-body massage, explore an array of psychological products and services, see the latest in practitioner tools and more at the exhibit hall


Washington, D.C., offers historical and educational sightseeing opportunities for the entire family. Learn more about leisure activities and local attractions in the nation's capital.

APA's D.C. Food Trucks Festival 

Saturday, Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Sample the best of Washington's food trucks during lunch. You'll find lobster rolls, burritos, rotisserie chicken, barbeque, crepes, pasta and homemade ice cream, just to name a few — fabulous food, great prices. Grab a friend and have a picnic lunch with live music. It all takes place at Mount Vernon Square, across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

APA at the Kennedy Center — Disney’s "The Lion King”

 Photo credit: Dashaun Young as Simba and the ensemble in He Lives in You from THE LION KING National Tour. ©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.


Enjoy a performance of Disney’s "The Lion King” with your colleagues on Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited.

APA Night at the National Zoo

zoo lionsJoin your colleagues on Friday, Aug. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. for a fun-filled evening at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. Snacks, beverages and a casual BBQ dinner are included. APA event attendees will have exclusive access to several special exhibits. Advance ticket purchase is required and attendance is limited.

APA "Kid's Place"

This entertainment/play area for children provides comfortable seating for parents and features storytelling, movie time, arts and crafts, video games for older children and more. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times. APA Kid’s Place is located behind the No. 100 aisle, in the convention center.

Community Art Project

Community Art ProjectYou are invited to attend a lecture by Boston-based artist, Mark Cooper, on Friday, Aug. 8, from 1-1:50 p.m. on joining the concept of psychology with human nature.  After this lecture and during the convention, all convention attendees are encouraged to participate in the creation of a collaborative community art project designed to represent the discipline of psychology.

Ray's Race 5K Run and Walk

The 36th Annual Running Psychologists APA Ray's Race 5K Run and Walk kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, on Georgetown's Potomac River waterfront at 3700 Water Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20007. Headed out and back on the paved C&O Canal tow path, the race features a variety of running and walking categories. Advance registration via an online form is available for convention participants, their friends and their families, at costs ranging from $25 to $30. You can also register at the Running Psychologists' booth at the convention center next to Division Services. See the online registration page for more details, including pickup of numbers and shirts, race day shuttle buses and the like.

Convention Attendee Discounts

Show your convention badge for discounts at participating local attractions, tours, theaters, retail stores, transportation and restaurants during the convention.