PRESENTATION TYPES FOR CPA2024
The CPA’s 2024 Annual Convention will feature multiple presentations of varying presentation type. These include:
- Workshops (of varying duration and varying eligibility for Continuing Education credits, including 6-hour, 3-hour, and 85-minute Workshops)
- Spoken Individual Presentations (of varying duration, including 5-minute Snapshots, 12-minute talks, 25-minute Conversation Session, and 25-minute Theory Review Sessions)
- Spoken Group Presentations (of varying duration, including 55-minute panel discussions and 55-minute symposia)
- Posters (Printed poster)
See below for more information on each of these presentation types, including descriptions and submission requirements.
The CPA’s 2024 Convention will feature three types of workshops:
- 6-Hour/6 CE Credits Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops
- 3-Hour/3 CE Credits Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops
- 85-minute Workshops (some CE eligible)
Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops: 3-Hour/3-CE credit and 6-hour/6-CE credit
Beginning this year, the CPA will not be accepting submissions for Pre-Convention Professional Development Workshops. Instead, our team will be actively seeking out presenters and topics for the Pre-Convention Education Day. We hope this will result in subject matter that is better connected with the needs and interests of members and attendees.
For more information, please see our Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops page.
Workshop (85 minutes)
Workshops, 85-minutes in duration, are presented by an individual or a group with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area.
Workshops are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, and/or demonstrational component; they are also intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other. Each workshop should focus on ensuring that participants leave the workshop with at least 3 tangible new skills, tools, and/or techniques (i.e., learning outcomes). Thus, good Workshops are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development.
CE Credits may be available if applicable. Conversion to CPD may also be possible.
Accepted Workshop presenters will be required to deliver their presentation in-person, on-site.
SPOKEN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS
A Snapshot is a 5-minute individual presentation for sharing information in a spoken/visual format in a succinct manner, creating interest in a project/program, and promoting networking amongst delegates. This format is encouraged for attendees interested in presenting their research as a talk rather than a poster
Each Snapshot is permitted a maximum of 3 slides and will be grouped together into sessions. Effective Snapshots focus on what is critical and are delivered in a stimulating and thought-provoking manner.
A submission for a Snapshot should include the following information: rationale, overview of methodology, summary of conducted analyses or evaluations, conclusions that follow from results/evaluation, and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts.
By June 3rd, all accepted snapshot presenters must submit their snapshot presentation (slides without a voice-over recording) to the CPA’s convention department.
Individuals may also choose to upload a voice-over recorded version of their snapshot presentation to the CPA’s virtual mobile app for promotion by the CPA’s Communication Department over the summer.
12-Minute Talk (12-minutes)
The 12-Minute Talk format is intended for delivering a detailed presentation about a series (more than 2) of empirical studies or a complex program or intervention.
Each 12-minute Talk is allocated 10-minutes for presentation and 3-minutes for questions. This format is reserved for sharing information about a complex issue, series of studies or an involved program or intervention.
A submission for a 12-Minute Talk should include the following information: the empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the studies or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated.
Efforts are made to group 12-Minute Talk submissions into sessions that are organized around a specific theme or topic area.
Accepted 12-minute talk presenters may also choose to upload a a recording of their talk on the convention’s virtual platform; recordings will be available on-demand to all registered delegates and promoted widely over the summer by the CPA’s communications department.
Review Session (25-minutes)
Review Sessions are intended for the review of one or more theoretical perspective(s)/methods/analyses or for the synthesis of different theoretical perspectives/methods/analyses. This type of submission is not for presenting new empirical research. The presenter is normally a senior expert in the area; submissions by a novice just entering the area will not be accepted. Three presentations may be grouped together in a single session, with a moderator for keeping the session on schedule.
Accepted presenters of Review Sessions are welcomed to upload a recording of their talk for inclusion on the convention’s virtual platform; recordings will be available on-demand to all registered delegates and promoted widely over the summer by the CPA’s communications department.
Conversation Sessions (25-minutes)
A Conversation Session is intended for sharing, exploring and stimulating thoughts and ideas about an issue/topic/case, a program or intervention, or for brainstorming alternative approaches to research, practice, education, and/or policies in a “conversation” format without AV as opposed to a formal presentation format with AV.
Each Conversation Session is submitted by a leader who is expected to provide a clear but brief summary (15 minutes maximum) of the core issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored. In addition, the leader is expected to inspire participants into sharing and engaging with the forum topic (minimum 10 minutes).
A submission for a Conversation Session must include the following: a statement of the critical issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored; a statement of why these issues, ideas, etc. are of current interest and appropriate for brainstorming; and a description of methods to be used for encouraging participants to share and engage with the forum topic and with each other.
Conversation Session submissions intended for presenting/discussing empirical research will not be considered.
Conversation sessions will be scheduled in a room set up in round-table format and no audio visual will be provided as this is a conversation session.
SPOKEN GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Panel Discussion (55-minutes)
A Panel Discussion is the discussion of a specific topic amongst a selected group of panelists who share differing perspectives. It includes a brief introduction and then discussion amongst the panelists and the audience.
The panel is typically facilitated by a “moderator” who guides the panel and the audience through the discussion. It typically involves 3-4 experts in the field, who share facts, offer opinions and respond to audience questions either through questions curated by the moderator or taken from the audience directly.
A panel is NOT: a set of presentations, one after another; a one-on-one interview with each panelist; just a Q&A from the audience.
A submission for a Panel Discussion must include the following: an overall abstract of the discussion topic that addresses what makes the topic novel, contentious or pertinent for discussion; name/affiliation/role of the moderator and statement to their qualifications to moderate the session; the names/affiliations/roles of up to four panelists and a clear statement for each panelist on the unique perspective they will be bring to the discussion.
A Symposium is a format for delivering a series of Spoken Presentations that focus on the same topic. Each symposium is expected to include a moderator/convenor (10 minutes); overall title and abstract; and 3 papers (10 minutes each) each with an accompanying title and abstract. Symposium convenors have the option of including a Discussant.
Each symposium is created and submitted by one person, called the symposium moderator (or convenor). The moderator/convenor can function in one of three manners: moderator/convenor/ only, presenter of one of the Spoken Presentations, or symposium discussant. Symposia presenters can be from the same or different countries.
A submission for a symposium must include the following:
- an overall abstract of the symposium with the following information: a brief description of the symposium topic; a statement of what makes this topic novel, contentious, or pertinent to the convention; and a clear statement of how each presenter will offer a unique approach/perspective to the proposed topic.
- for each presenter – an abstract with the same information as required for a Spoken Presentation submission (empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the study or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the study or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of the issue or analyses/, results/ conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated).
Please note: The symposium moderator (or convenor) is responsible for the engagement and a productive experience for panel members and the audience. The moderator/convenor should arrange at least one meeting, in person, by phone or electronically, among the panel members prior to the convention and the symposium. On the day of the symposium, the moderator/convenor is responsible for managing the allotted time (55 minutes) and makes sure that the symposium begins on time and each panelist has an equitable share of the available time. The moderator/convenor also ensures that at least 15 minutes of the symposium time is set aside for conversation with the members of the audience and that the symposium ends at the allotted time.
For accepted symposia, the moderator and all other presenters must be on-site/in-person.
Printed Poster (55-minutes)
Posters are individual, free-standing research presentations that allow for one-on-one interaction and discussion of one’s research with convention attendees. Posters — in print format — are the most appropriate and efficient method for presenting empirical research.
Posters should make use of pictures and diagrams, and they should use words/text sparingly.
A poster title should reflect the results of a study/studies or the effectiveness or impact of a policy/program/intervention.
A submission for a poster presentation should include the following information: rationale, overview of methodology, summary of conducted analyses or evaluations, conclusions that follow from results/evaluation, and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts.
Information on preparing one’s poster will be provided upon acceptance of the submission.
In addition to presenting their poster on site, accepted Poster presenters may also choose to upload a pre-recorded voice-over narration of their poster to the CPA’s virtual platform for viewing by registered delegates for the duration of the CPA’s convention.
Information on how to create a voice-over recording and how to upload one’s presentation to the CPA’s virtual platform / mobile app will be posted to the CPA’s convention website Instructions for Printed Poster Presentations page.
Poster Presentations are also elegible for a variety of Student Awards.