Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018, Phoenix, Arizona
ACT is the flagship conference of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (The Society for the Teaching of Psychology). It convenes college and secondary educators, particularly within the field of psychology, for symposia and demonstrations of best practices in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Proposals fall under one of three categories:
1. "Live from Phoenix" session (single author, 5 minute demonstration of a technique, no computer usage)
3. Symposium (25-minute or 45-minute, or you can opt to indicate you would be willing to do either)
For all submissions, you will be asked to provide author information, a presentation title, a 350-word abstract, and a presentation type (scholarship of teaching and learning, recommendations and best practices, professional development). If you are submitting a symposium, you will also be asked to provide a 100-word abstract.
Submissions will be accepted between February 5 and April 20, 2018. Submissions will receive notification of acceptance/rejection by late June 2018.
In the meantime, please note the conference will begin with breakfast on October 19 at around 7:30am (Mountain Time), and end by 2pm on October 20. For those flying out of Phoenix and wishing to attend the full conference, we recommend booking flights no earlier than 4:15pm on Saturday, October 20.
Presenter Information (New addition this year: our AV provider will provide computers for use by symposium presenters.)
*Nonmembers who register for the conference will receive a FREE membership to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology after the conference has completed.
**Registration for the Writing Workshop is only available to those who have been accepted into the program. Writing Workshop participants do not need to register separately for the conference; that is, they should register once at the $180 rate.
To pay by check, please complete the online registration form (just stop when you get to the payment screen). Then, mail a check (payable to APA Division 2/STP) to Jeff Holmes, STP Treasurer, Department of Psychology, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
If you need to cancel your registration, please send an email to the Conference Director, Jordan Troisi, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full refund will be issued if notice of cancellation is received by 9/28/18.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, located at 2620 West Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix.
This year’s conference will continue its tour around the country in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is home to many iconic southwest landmarks including Tovrea Castle, Fountain Hills Fountain, Her Secret is Patience, and the majestic Camelback Mountain. The downtown area is host to many local restaurants and museums including the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum that showcase southwestern and Native American art. For more information, check out “VisitPhoneix” for ideas on attractions and events in the Phoenix area.
Directions to the Conference Hotel:
By plane: There are many ground transportation options from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Super Shuttle (602-225-2225) is a good option if you are traveling more people. Note, reservations are required for the Super Shuttle service. There are also various Taxi options including, AAA/Yellow Cab (480-888-8888), Apache Taxi (480-557-7000), and Mayflower Cab (602-955-1355). Lyft and Uber are alive and well in Phoenix, and run about 25$-30$ from the Airport to hotel.
By Car: Car rentals are available, however the rental center is not attached to the airport. The Rental Car Center is located at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South. You can reach the rental car center by takings an airport shuttle that makes frequent stops near the baggage claim area. It's about a 25 min drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the conference hotel (Directions). Alternatively, the Sheraton Crescent Hotel offers driving directions & transportation information on their website from a variety of locations.
Mark your calendars and save the date!
ACT 2019 (Oct 18-19) will be held at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO.