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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Conference Sessions and Presentations

Section 10.5

Conference sessions and proceedings include paper presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses. Conference proceedings that are published in a journal or a book follow the same format as a journal article or edited book chapter, respectively.
 
In General:
  • Include a label in square brackets after the title that describes the type of presentation (e.g., Poster presentation, Symposium).
  • List all contributing authors, including those not in attendance.
  • The date should match the date(s) of the full conference. 
  • Include the location of the conference.
 
General Format: Conference Sessions and Presentations 
 
       In-Text Citation: 
       (Presenter Surname, Year) 
       
       In-Text Citation: 
       (Presenter Surname, Year, Page Number [if available]) 
 
       References:
Presenter Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., & Presenter Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day(s)). Title of contribution [Type of contribution]. Conference Name, Location. https://DOI OR https://URL [if available] 
 
Example 1: Conference Sessions and Presentations
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Naylor, 2018) 
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation): 
       (Naylor, 2018) 
 
       References: 
Naylor, D. (2018, April 29–30). Developing the technology for the next generation of space exploration missions [Keynote address]. Undergraduate Research in Science Conference in Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada. 
 
 
General Format: Symposium Contributions 
 
       In-Text Citations (Paraphrase): 
       (Contributor Surname, Year)
 
       In-Text Citations (Quotation): 
       (Contributor Surname, Year, Page Number [if available])
   
       References: 
Contributor Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., & Contributor Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day(s)). Title of contribution. In First Initial. Second Initial. Chairperson Surname (Chair), Title of symposium [Symposium]. Conference Name, Location. https://DOI OR https://URL [if available] 
 
Example 2: Symposium Contributions
 
       In-Text Citations (Paraphrase): 
       (Jaskiewicz, 2019)
       
       In-Text Citations (Paraphrase): 
       (Jaskiewicz, 2019)
 
       References: 
Jaskiewicz, P. (2019, May 9–10). For money or love? Financial and socioeconomic considerations in family firm succession. In L. Chourou, C. S. McWatters, & S. Saadi (Chairs), CPA Ontario symposium on accounting and governance issues in family owned businesses [Symposium]. Telfer Conference on Accounting and Finance, Ottawa, ON, Canada.