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APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, Aug. 17-20, will offer live Latin music and jazz, greetings from dignitaries, award presentations, remarks from elected officials and leaders in the field, including a Nobel Laureate, and other programming chosen by APA President Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD.

Much of the presidential programming is built around Brehm's presidential convention theme, "Building Bridges, Expanding Horizons: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives."

Opening session

The 115th APA convention will kick off with the opening session on Friday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Gateway Ballroom in the Moscone Center South.

Highlights include:

  • A live music performance by the musicians of Los Compas, led by Miguel Govea. Los Compas has helped shape the unique sound of the music of the Bay Area Latino community. The performance begins at 4:30 p.m., so arrive early.

  • The presentation of the 2007 APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology to Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, PhD. Kahneman's pioneering work in the psychology of judgment and decision-making earned him a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and a professor of psychology and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. For more information on Kahneman and his talk, see the April Monitor.

  • A closing performance by Kim Nalley and her four-piece jazz band. Recently named one of the "ten most influential African Americans in the Bay Area," Nalley is an internationally acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist, actress, bandleader and producer whose style evokes Billie Holliday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone.

APA/APF awards ceremony

American Psychological Foundation (APF) President Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, and APA President Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD, will honor psychology researchers, practitioners and educators at the APA/APF awards ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. During the ceremony APF will present its Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement in Psychology and APA will present its Distinguished Contribution Awards in the areas of science, practice, public interest, education, and international affairs (see "Congrats to APA's convention awardees" for information on the winners). Psychology students will also receive awards.

Many award recipients will give talks at other convention sessions. For the most updated times, dates and locations, see the 2007 convention program, available at the APA Convention Web site in June.

Further Reading

Note that all dates and times are subject to change. All date, times and locations for programs will be listed online at the APA Convention Web site in June and in the convention program, available in July.