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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

Referencing conference material

Conference material can include presentations of papers, keynote speeches, and symposium contributions (short sessions where speakers are invited to make presentations about a particular topic).

Note
Conference proceedings published in a journal or book follow the same format as for a journal article, edited book, or chapter in an edited book. 

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Referencing a conference session

Write the full date range of the conference, even if the session took place on one of the days.

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year, Month date range of conference). Title: Subtitle in italic sentence case [Type of conference contribution]. Conference Name, City, State (if applicable), Country. URL/DOI

Fistek, A., Jester, E., & Sonnenberg, K. (2017, July 12-15). Everybody's got a little music in them: Using music therapy to connect, engage, and motivate [Conference session]. Autism Society National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States. https://asa.confex.com/asa/2017/webprogramarchives/Session9517.html 


Referencing a paper presentation

Write the full date range of the conference, even if the session took place on one of the days.

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year, Month date range of conference). Title: Subtitle in italic sentence case [Type of conference contribution]. Conference Name, City, State (if applicable), Country. URL/DOI

Maddox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States. https://asa.confex.com/asa/2017/webprogramarchives/Session9517.html 


Referencing a symposium contribution

A symposium contribution is a short session where speakers are invited to make presentations about a particular topic.

Write the full date range of the conference, even if the session took place on one of the days.

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year, Month date range of conference). Title: Subtitle in sentence case. In A. Surname & B. Surname (Chairs), Title: Subtitle of symposium and location in italic sentence case [Symposium]. Name of Symposium, City, State (if applicable), Country.

De Boer, D., & LaFavor, T. (2018, April 26-29). The art and significance of successfully identifying resilient individuals: A person-focused approach. In A. M. Schmidt & A. Kryvanos (Chairs), Perspectives on resilience: Conceptualization, measurement, and enhancement [Symposium]. Western Psychological Association 98th Annual Convention, Portland, OR, United States.

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