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APA Referencing Guide 7th Edition: Conference

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition

Conference Sessions, Papers, and Posters

Note: Conference sessions, papers, and posters all follow the same citation style. The only change is in the brackets following the title of the contribution, denoting the format. Use the description provided by the conference, e.g. [Poster presentation], [Key-note address], [Conference session], etc.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):  (Presenter Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):    (Presenter Surname, Year)


Presenter Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day-Day). Presentation title [Format]. Conference Name, Location. DOI or URL of website.

Tip: Include the full run of the conference in the date section, not just the day of the presentation.


In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):  (Pearson, 2018)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):    (Pearson, 2018)


Pearson, J. (2018, September 27-30). Fat talk and its effects on state-based body image in women [Poster presentation]. Au