For Speakers and Organizers

Here are the tools you need to create a top-notch conference session. Use these resources to learn more about APA guidelines and manage your involvement.

PowerPoint Upload

APA uses a PowerPoint submission website, managed by PSAV Presentation Services. All audiovisual presentation files must be submitted through this site by April 17, 2015. After this date, submissions will only be accepted on-site in the Speaker Preview Room.

During the submission process PSAV customer service representatives will be available to assist you. Please email our support team at if you have any questions. PSAV representatives will also be in Room: 310 (hours listed below) to provide on-site support, as well.

Use this link to submit your presentation:

If the link does not take you directly to the website, copy and paste it into your browser.

Your Username is: [Your e-mail address]
Your Password is: APA2015

The username and password are case sensitive! Submission instructions are provided on the website. Once your presentation has been submitted via the website, you will be able to update it by resubmitting a revision and removing the original.

All presenters are required to check in at the Speaker Preview Room. This is the single most important action you will take to ensure your presentation is a success. Services will be provided up to 4 hours before your presentation is to take place.

A/V Speaker Preview Room: (Located in Room 310 )

Hours of Operation:
Friday, April 17: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 20: 6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

I'm an Organizer

Managing your session is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Start below with Step 1 and select your session type. Step 2, send official invitations to your speakers using APA's online management system and follow it up with Step 3 by submitting your session audiovisual requests.

Once you've done all of that, download the organizer handbook for more tips and tricks.

Be sure to check back after January 8 to ensure that all of your speakers have confirmed their participation.

I'm organizing a:

Session, Facilitated Discussion, Poster, or Deep Dive

Mobile Workshop

Training Workshop

I'm a Speaker

Managing your participation is easy!

Use the link provided by APA to confirm your participation in each session you are invited to participate in. Be sure your spam filter accepts e-mails from

If you didn't receive a link contact with the name of your session, and your APA ID number.

Once you have confirmed your participation, you can still update your myAPA profile, and provide your permission to record and share your session. Start by selecting your session type below.

I'm speaking in a:

Session, Facilitated Discussion, Poster, or Deep Dive

Mobile Workshop

Training Workshop

Important Dates
February 19, 2015 Deadline for speakers to register for the conference
March 23, 2015 PowerPoint upload window opens
April 18–21, 2015 APA National Planning Conference Seattle

Conference Speaker Policies

Every session, discussion, deep dive, or poster MUST include at least one APA member.

All moderators and speakers MUST be registered for the conference.

As a professional courtesy. speakers are encouraged to speak in NO MORE than two education events (sessions, mobile workshops, discussions, etc.)

All speakers MUST pre-load their PowerPoint files using the pre-conference portal, or the speaker preview room. You may not load your presentation directly on the computer in the session room.