2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION
“RISE IN SOLIDARITY: Comradery Through Our Interdisciplinary Efforts, A Call to Action”
October 6-8, 2017 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
AAPA 2017 Convention Program coming soon!
Online Convention Registration coming soon!
On-site Registration will also be available.
The 2017 Convention’s Call for Proposals is now open!
About the 2017 Convention:
Submit proposals at http://forms.apa.org/aapa/
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. PST
AAPA members and non-members from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Within the fiber of Asian American history is our activism and fight against injustice and exclusion. Asian American psychology emerged from the Civil Rights movement, a time when communities across and within racial groups incited change for more equitable treatment. While honoring our rich and complex past and celebrating our triumphs, let’s continue to come together in solidarity to push forward inclusive community activism. Our hope is that this year’s convention will continue to bring diverse communities together to foster comradery, empower, re-energize, inspire, and ignite action.
The theme, ‘Rise in Solidarity’ directly builds on last year’s theme of going beyond Asian Americanness and examining our own diverse identities. ‘Comradery Through Our Interdisciplinary Efforts’ encourages members to reach out to different fields with the goal of strengthening practice and research in Asian American psychology. Further, the aftermath of the 2016 election has left many disenfranchised, especially those with multiple, targeted identities. We hope this ‘Call to Action’ galvanizes AAPA members to heal and mobilize, while protecting those pushed to the margins. This theme also addresses marginalized identities within our own ‘borders.’ During the closing panel of last year’s convention, AAPA members of various AAPI subgroups painfully shared stories about the invisibility of their intersectional identities. By encouraging AAPA members to go beyond just acknowledging diverse identities, we aim to move towards inclusion and celebration of all marginalized identities within our AAPI community. As with every convention, we also emphasize the importance of networking, mentorship, and other professional development experiences, while remembering to HAVE FUN!
We are seeking proposals that draw attention to the experiences of the underrepresented Asian American groups (e.g., South Asians, Filipinos, religious minorities, LGBTQ), with a focus on those with multiple intersecting identities. In addition, we are interested in submissions that focus on collaborative projects (both nationally and internationally), interdisciplinary scholarship, multicultural perspective, cross-cultural psychology, and other works that further the social justice movement. We encourage submissions from researchers, community leaders and activists, mental health providers, and educators who work with underrepresented communities. Moreover, we welcome submissions from professionals and scholars in allied fields (e.g., Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Communication, Education, History, Law, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Sociology) with whom we collaborate and whose work informs Asian American Psychology.
For more information on proposal submissions: 2017 Convention’s Call for Proposals.
About the Annual Convention:
Each year, AAPA holds a national convention, occurring one day prior to the American Psychological Association convention. This event features presentations by researchers, practitioners and policy-makers and provides an educational forum on issues in Asian American psychology and Asian American mental health. In addition to keynote addresses and symposia, convention presentations and activities are organized in an interactive and small-group format that optimizes discussions between presenters and participants. Students and young professionals will have the opportunity to meet distinguished AAPA members at luncheon and dinner banquets. The convention also features a book drive, offering significant discounts on the most recent social science publications on Asian Americans and multicultural psychology, as well as other works of fiction and non-fiction which are of interest of AAPA members. To facilitate and encourage student participation, AAPA also funds annual student travel awards to the convention raised from the proceeds of the book drive.
The Programs for past Conventions are available for download: http://aapaonline.org/convention/past-conventions/.