Travel to beautiful Hawai’i for the 2013 APA Annual Convention

Billed as “the ultimate convention experience,” this year’s meeting from July 31-Aug. 4 features an exciting lineup of speakers as well as numerous events and activities.

The 2013 APA Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4, will feature nearly 1,300 sessions and more than 80 social networking events. Sessions will end at 2 p.m. each day to offer additional time for attendees to enjoy their time on the Hawaiian Islands.

APA President Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, will deliver his presidential address on protecting victims of violent patients while protecting confidentiality, as well as recognize cultural diversity award winners. Barry Scheck, JD, creator of the Innocence Project, will deliver a keynote address, and a posthumous lifetime achievement award will be presented to Albert Ellis, PhD. Convention attendees are also invited to sample traditional Hawaiian food and relax with colleagues, friends and family at an island luau on Friday, Aug. 2.

New findings in psychological science will be presented by some of the discipline's top researchers during invited addresses and sessions hosted by APA divisions.

Register to attend and book your hotel room online by June 30 to take advantage of early bird rates. Registrants are also automatically entered into a drawing to win a free trip to the 2014 convention in Washington, D.C. APA encourages conventioneers to “go green” and access the convention program via the forthcoming mobile app, website or downloadable PDF.

New this year is the first APA Film Festival, featuring films addressing psychological issues, including “The Invisible War,” an Academy Award nominee for best documentary. The convention will showcase psychological products, publishers, testing and measurement materials, as well as practice management resources and tools.

APA continues to offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities for licensed psychologists and professionals at the convention. Attendees can earn CE credits by choosing from among 87 continuing education workshops and more than 250 continuing education sessions. 

PsycCareers LIVE, APA’s on-site job fair, will again be available in Honolulu. Job seekers can view online job postings, submit resumes and schedule interviews before and during the convention at conveniently located computer stations. Recruiters will be able to post jobs, view resumes, interview candidates and offer jobs on site. Early career and student attendees can also register for the popular face-to-face speed mentoring sessions with experienced and distinguished psychologists.

Individuals interested in having their convention presentations considered for news media promotion should contact APA’s Public Affairs Office well in advance of the event.


Visit the APA convention website and see the May 2013 Monitor on Psychology for complete, up-to-date information.