The 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association is taking place in Washington D.C. from August 7-10. The Graham Georgetown is conveniently located only 2 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which makes getting to and from the hotel easy and convenient.
Attendees can enjoy more than 87 continuing education workshops, networking opportunities and happy hours. This year’s convention themes include Psychology and the Public Good, Psychology and Violence, Psychology and Technology and Internationalizing Psychology.
Conferences aren’t just all about meetings and lengthy roundtables – the psychology convention offers ample opportunities to network. The Career Fair is an excellent chance for prospective employees to gain valuable face time with potential employers. Additionally the career management sessions offer useful tips about how interviewees can put their best foot forward.
On Saturday August 9 don’t miss the author signing with prominent authors as well as book and test publishers. Participating authors include Dr. Kathryn Seifert “How Children Become Violent”, Danny Wedding series editor of “Advances in Psychotherapy”, “Movies and Mental Illness” and Annette Rickel author of “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults” to name a few.
The 3-day conference isn’t just shop-talk attendees will enjoy a night out at the Kennedy Center for a viewing of Disney’s The Lion King (advance purchased tickets required) as well as the Night at the National Zoo on August 8 at 6:30 p.m. One of the most interesting activities during the conference is a collaborative art project that merges psychology and the arts. On Thursday August 7 at 9 a.m. Boston based Mark Cooper will design a papier-mâché sculpture created out of items submitted by conference attendees.
Attending the conference and looking to stay active? Don’t miss the 36th Annual Running Psychologists APA Ray’s Race 5K Run and Walk at 7 a.m on Saturday August 9. Meet at the Potomac Waterfront at 3700 Walter Street (Just steps from The Graham Georgetown) and run for a great cause.