2016 APA convention recap

The 2016 convention featured a number of strong symposia, addresses, collaborative programs and poster sessions.

By Mollie Miller, PhD

The 2016 convention in Denver was a huge success, due in large part to the generous support from the members of our executive committee. I thank each of you again for your advice and assistance throughout the planning process. I also want to thank each of the presenters for helping to create a diverse and rigorous program for Div. 28. We had a number of strong symposia, addresses, collaborative programs and poster sessions.

As this year marked the 50th anniversary of Div. 28, we sought to celebrate the rich history of our division at the annual convention. By far, the highlight of our program was the 50th anniversary symposium, which highlighted the past accomplishments and future directions of our division. We heard from five of our past presidents and even received a unique in-person congratulations from the president of APA, Susan McDaniel. We also had a great social hour following  the symposium.

I want to send a special thank you to Bill Stoops and Ron Wood for providing real-time updates on social media for those unable to attend the convention. I’ve heard from several members who greatly appreciated the tweets, Facebook posts and pictures.

We can expect another fantastic program in 2017, which will take place in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 3-6) under the guidance of our incoming program chair, Kelly Dunn and incoming president, David Festinger. 

Don’t forget to submit proposals by Dec. 1 and see you all in D.C.