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Come to the APA Convention in San Francisco, August 9-12, 2018!

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Dear Division 52 Colleagues!D52 BullockSquare -

Get ready for a great 2018 Convention for Division 52! The Division will be in its 21st year - and beginning to implement its new strategic plan. Our amazing Program Committee has been meeting regularly to develop ideas to make this a dynamic, interesting, action filled convention - for Division members (and future members!) who attend and for those who want to watch from afar. They welcome you to join in!

Here are some highlights and some ways you can be involved!!


There is still time to submit Suite Programs - deadline February 15, 2018

The Division Suite Program is going to be dynamic! It will be your backstage pass to the world of international work, collaboration and perspective. The suite programs will include:

  • Opportunities for small-group discussions with APA "VIPs" (e.g. invited speakers, award winners, prominent international colleagues)
  • Skill building sessions (for international work, for social media use)
  • Consultations on international work
  • Special events for students and ECPs
  • parties!

Submit your proposals: Submit a proposal for a conversation hour or skill building session or an innovative program - Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to discuss your proposals.

Volunteer for Convention!

Poster Judges: Volunteer to read and judge student posters during convention - an inspiring international "pat on the back" for students and their advisors! Contact the Poster Contest Chair for more information.

Be a D52 Ambassador: Attend sessions with an international focus and talk with colleagues about joining others in D52 or coming to Suite events.

Be a host to international visitors: Be a host to international visitors to convention (details forthcoming).

Volunteer for the program committee: Work with the Program Chairs to develop social events, outreach and more at Convention 2018. Contact the program chairs for more information.

Remember - this is your convention!

APA will provide the venues, your program committee will develop internationally focused sessions, but the heart and soul of convention is its attendees - so plan to come and to celebrate international and innovation! Lets make it a banner attendance year for D52 (and that will prepare the way for increased program hours for the year to come!)

Looking foward to working with you and seeing you in San Francisco


Merry Bullock, PhD, Division 52 President-Elect


Division 52 Program Chairs

Email:  Div52.2018@gmail.com
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Program Chair
Judith Gibbons, PhD

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Suite Chair
Katelyn Poelker, PhD


Program Co-Chair
(2019 Chair)
Johanna Nilsson, PhD

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(2019 Suite Chair)