The nation's capital celebrates a history rich in diversity and character. One of the most popular cities for sightseeing, Washington, D.C., contains countless points of interest for its visitors. The world's largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, invites you to explore exhibits that highlight the scientific, cultural, political and technological developments of the United States and its people. Visit the home to original pieces of America's heritage, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, that have helped to shape the way we live today.
The art lovers among you will delight in the seven major art galleries. See the modern art and sculpture of the Hirshhorn Museum and the newly opened Sculpture Garden; the Sackler Gallery's collection of Asian art; and the only museum devoted to the art and culture of Africa, the National Museum of African Art. In Washington, there is music in the air, from the Kennedy Center's many stages and the clubs of Georgetown and Adams Morgan to the military bands that give concerts on the Mall. Whatever your culinary desire, be it authentic Texas chili or the finest Asian cuisine, you'll find it at one of the city's internationally famous eateries. What a perfect place for APA to convene its first Annual Convention of the new millennium!
APA's 108th Convention will be held in Washington, Aug. 48. As stated in the Association Rules, the purposes of the Annual Convention are (a) to provide a forum in which members may present their scientific and scholarly work, (b) to present a general program that will be informative and of interest to all members of the Association, (c) to facilitate the exchange of experience relating to the applications of psychology, and (d) to provide a place where the business of the Association can be carried on efficiently.
Convention programs are developed by the several substantive divisions of APA and include symposia, paper and poster sessions, invited addresses, discussions, work shops and so on. Meetings are scheduled in the Washington Convention Center, the Capital Hilton Hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel on Capitol Hill, the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, and the Renaissance Washington Hotel. Most of the convention program is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the five days of the meeting.
Go to the APA Convention Web site to register online and get more information about housing, transportation, sightseeing, and other details. Additionally, in honor of psychology's new century, APA and the APA insurance Trust will co-host a gala celebration at Union Station during the 2000 APA convention in Washington, D.C. Click here for details.