June 18, 2014

American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention Aug. 7-10, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Gun violence, mental illness stigma, technology and social media, addiction therapy among hundreds of presentations

Media Information and Convention Highlights

Press Room

Meeting Room 209C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW, Washington, D.C. Facilities will include work space, wireless connections for laptops/tablets, high-speed printer, telephones and APA staff resources. This room will also be the site of any news briefings if any are held during the convention.

Hours (Eastern Daylight Time)

Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to noon.


Media can register for the convention on site in the press room, in advance online, by emailing APA Public Affairs or by calling (202) 336-5700. Registration is limited to credentialed journalists; journalists who have assignment letters on the letterhead of a media organization; and public information officers from universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. All media personnel must be registered and show their convention badges to attend any convention session or activity.

Media can make hotel reservations online. 

Program and Papers

The convention program is online. Printed programs will also be available on site. Selected papers will be available electronically upon request. 

News Releases

Releases about specific convention sessions, presentations and papers will be sent to news media by email in July (a week to 10 days before the convention starts) and will be available online. 


All releases will be embargoed until the time of presentation unless otherwise noted.

Program Highlights

Presentations without links to the online convention program may be available from APA Public Affairs.

Thursday, Aug. 7 

Friday, Aug. 8

Saturday, Aug. 9

Sunday, Aug. 10

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.