The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


The 2018 APA convention will take place in San Francisco, CA, August 9-12. Our SPSSI (Division 9) programming theme for the convention is “Promoting Social Change with Research, Policy, and Practice.

Proposals for the 2018 APA Convention can now be submitted online at:

The deadline for division proposals is Thursday, December 1.

We are currently accepting submissions for:

Posters: Sharing of research findings, new ideas, innovations and advances in the profession with as many individuals as possible.

Papers: Papers submitted to a division will be grouped together by the division program chairperson within paper sessions scheduled for 50 minutes.

Symposia: Focused sessions in which multiple participants present their views about a common theme, issue or question.

Skill-Building Sessions: Programs based on teaching direct skills and application of theory to participants.

Data Blitz: Fast-paced reports on hot topics – typically featuring eight individuals talking for no more than five minutes each on a variety of research areas.

Conversation Hours: Opportunities for informal discussion and exchange of ideas between the audience and usually one or two presenters.

Please visit the website for additional guidelines and information.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin