APAGS Convention Programming

APA's 2014 Annual Convention will occur this year in Washington, D.C. Join leaders in our field at the premier conference for psychologists. APAGS hosts a number of substantive programs and social activities each year geared specifically toward graduate students in psychology.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with other psychologists and psychologists-in-training and learn about emerging issues in psychology. We look forward to seeing you in D.C.

  • Getting there: APAGS would like to see as many students as possible attend the 2014 APA Annual Convention. Check out our “Strategies to Save” for tips help help fund your trip. and get suggestions on how to navigate convention with our Convention Survival Guide for Students (PDF, 1.26MB). 

Track Programming

This year, APAGS is offering various tracks to help students plan their convention schedules according to their areas of interest.

  • Internship – This track is a series of sessions for students who are (or soon will be) applying for a doctoral internship in psychology.
  • What they Don’t Teach You in Graduate School – Ever wonder how to secure a great mentor? Or what you need to know about publication and peer review? This track will provide students with pertinent information that is often overlooked in graduate courses.
  • Clinical – This track will feature sessions students interested in clinical practice.
  • Academic– This track will feature sessions for students interested in research, psychological science, and/or academia.

Food for Thought Breakfasts

Each morning of convention, APAGS provides breakfast and informal discussions with eminent psychologists in the APAGS Suite. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. The discussion begins at 8:00 a.m.

Social Events

Who says conferences have to be all business? Why not attend one of our various APAGS socials? You will be able to meet notable psychologists, other students or simply relax after a busy day of attending sessions. Please join us for food, music, fellowship and fun.

Suite Programming

APAGS hosts a number of substantive programs in the APAGS Suite. These sessions are not searchable via the APA program database. Topic areas for these important sessions include LGBT issues, advocacy and social justice, teaching, mentorship and much more.

Student Twitter Team

The 2014 APA convention will feature APA's first-ever APA Student Twitter Team — an exclusive team of graduate students organized around APA's 2014 convention. Team members will be encouraged to tweet their impressions, comments and personal experiences at sessions, social events or just walking around.