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APA 6th edition Referencing guide: Conferences/Symposium

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Format - Unpublished Paper

Contributor, A. A. (Year, Month of presentation). Title of contribution. In B. B. Chairperson (Chair), Title of conference. Conference conducted at the meeting of Organisation Name, Location.

Format - Paper Presentation or Poster Session

Presenter, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of paper or poster session. Paper presented at the meeting of Organisation Name, Location.

Intext Citation:

As Barry (2000) points out....

Reference List:

Barry, F. (2000) The Impact of FDI on Industrial Structure: Ireland, the UK, Spain and Portugal Compared. In Recent Developments in the European Economy (Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on the European Economy), CEDIN, Lisbon, 2000, pp. 175-199

Reference List:

Zwolinski, M. (2009, September). Effects of study habits on scholastic achievement. Paper presented at the Third Semi-annual Meeting of the Anderson Society for Educational Measurement, San Diego, CA

For online proceedings/conferences/symposia replace the publisher and location details with the DOI where available.  Use a URL where no DOI is available.

Proceedings of a conference or symposium which is published in a book should be referenced as a book.

Proceedings of a conference or symposium which is published in a journal should be referenced as a journal article. (APA, 2010, p. 207)

Intext Citation:

The digital immigrant (Bayne & Ross, 2007) is identified by…

Reference List:

Bayne, S. & Ross, J. (2007). The ‘digital native’ and ‘digital immigrant’: a dangerous opposition. In Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Brighton, Sussex. Retrieved from

Intext Citation

Novak and Verber discuss that....

Reference List

Novak, D., & Verber, D. (2015) Assessment of the influence caused by random events within a real-time strategy game engine on a game bot gameplay.  Paper presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology, Singapore.