This year's APA Annual Convention, Aug. 22-25, in Chicago, is breaking out of its mold to give members what they've asked for. Highlights include:
The CE Your Way program, which allows you to choose the CE option that fits your needs and schedule. Options will include half- and full-day seminars, general convention sessions and distinguished speaker programs--all for CE credit. For more information about CE at convention, go to APA's Continuing Education Office.
More distinguished speakers. APA has invited a wealth of eminent speakers, from psychologists--such as John Cacioppo, PhD, Martha McClintock, PhD, and Steve Pinker, PhD--to renowned presenters from the national stage--such as Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (to be confirmed), Dean Ornish, MD, Studs Terkel, Gail Sheehy and Malcolm Gladwell.
Convention sessions will be held in one place, McCormick Place, over just three and a half days instead of five--all over one business week instead of two.
The schedule guarantees fewer competing programs and more cross-divisional programming that appeals to more members.
More fun. Don't miss "Does ESP really exist?" on the opening night when Daryl Bem, PhD, will briefly describe parapsychology and will "read the minds" of audience volunteers. Also, join us for "Psychology Jeopardy," in which psychology's biggest names will compete against graduate students for glory (and not-so-valuable prizes). And to wrap up the meeting, this year, for the first time, APA is hosting a closing session at convention, featuring Second City, the Chicago comedy troupe that will poke fun at politicians, pop culture and psychologists alike.