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There are many important APA dates and deadlines throughout the year. Below we have provided a summary of these dates and deadlines, separated into sections for meeting-related items and general APA items.

These dates and deadlines are subject to change at any time, so be sure to check the APA events calendar and APA announcements for the most up-to-date information.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines for 2017–2018

The following are dates and deadlines relevant to the 2018 APA Divisional Meetings. While the dates for this year are a good guide for dates for future years, note that many dates are variable based on the dates of each individual meeting, some dates are approximate, and deadlines may be adjusted in a given year (e.g., to avoid weekends or holidays).

For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check the APA events calendar and APA announcements.

To learn more about participating in APA meetings, see our Guide for APA Meeting Participants.

Eastern Division Dates and Deadlines for 2018 Meeting

2017
1/15 Paper submissions open
2/1 Participants notified about invited session details
2/15 Paper submissions close
5/1 Authors notified of decisions on submitted papers
5/1 Invitation for chairs and commentators
5/1 Committees and groups invited to request sessions
6/15 Deadline for initial requests for committee and group sessions
7/15 Deadline for submitting program information for committee and group sessions
7/31 Participants notified about divisional program session details
8/1 Deadline for authors to submit documentation for student stipends
9/5 Draft program published online (updated through meeting)
9/5 Registration opens (4 months before meeting)
10/3 Mobile meeting app released (3 months before meeting)
10/31 Deadline for A/V requests
11/7 Sponsorship deadline (2 months before meeting)
11/7 Preprints published online
11/14 Deadline for submission of program ad content
11/22 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
12/3 Deadline for catering requests (1 month before meeting)
12/12 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
12/13 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in mobile app (3 weeks before meeting)
12/20 Early bird registration closes (2 weeks before meeting)
12/20 Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (2 weeks before meeting)
2018
1/3 Meeting begins
1/6 Meeting ends

For additional information on the Eastern Division Meeting, contact Eastern Division secretary-treasurer Jeff Dunn (jeffdunn@apaonline.org) or the APA meeting staff (meetings@apaonline.org).

Central Division Dates and Deadlines for 2018 Meeting

2017
4/30 Committees and groups invited to request sessions
5/1 Paper submissions open
6/1 Paper submissions close
6/15 Invitation for chairs and commentators
8/15 Authors notified of decisions on submitted papers
9/1 Deadline for initial requests for committee and group sessions
10/1 Deadline for authors to submit documentation for student stipend
10/1 Deadline for submitting program information for committee and group sessions
10/1 Participants notified about invited session details
11/1 Draft program published online (updated through meeting)
11/1 Registration opens (~4 months before meeting)
11/1 Participants notified about submitted session details
12/15 Mobile meeting app released
12/21 Sponsorship deadline (2 months before meeting)
12/31 Deadline for A/V requests
2018
1/5 Preprints published online
1/9 Deadline for submission of program ad content
1/10 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
1/21 Deadline for catering requests (1 month before meeting)
1/21 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
1/31 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in mobile app (3 weeks before meeting)
2/7 Early bird registration closes (2 weeks before meeting)
2/7 Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (2 weeks before meeting)
2/21 Meeting begins
2/24 Meeting ends

For additional information on the Central Division Meeting, contact Central Division secretary-treasurer Elyse Purcell (elysepurcell@apaonline.org) or the APA meeting staff (meetings@apaonline.org).

Pacific Division Dates and Deadlines for 2018 Meeting

2017
6/1 Invitation for chairs and commentators
7/1 Committees and groups invited to request sessions
7/15 Paper submissions open
9/1 Paper submissions close
9/30 Authors notified of decisions on submitted papers (on or before this date)
10/14 Deadline for committee and group session requests (including program information)
11/14 Draft program published online
12/1 Registration opens (4 months before meeting)
12/1 Deadline for authors to submit documentation for student stipend
12/22 Final program published online
2018
1/1 Preprints published online
1/16 Mobile meeting app released
1/31 Deadline for A/V requests
1/28 Sponsorship deadline (2 months before meeting)
2/12 Deadline for submission of program ad content
2/14 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
2/28 Deadline for catering requests (1 month before meeting)
2/26 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
3/7 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in mobile app (3 weeks before meeting)
3/14 Early bird registration closes (2 weeks before meeting)
3/14 Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (2 weeks before meeting)
3/28 Meeting begins
3/31 Meeting ends

For additional information on the Pacific Division Meeting, contact Pacific Division secretary-treasurer Becko Copenhaver (beckocopenhaver@apaonline.org) or the APA meeting staff (meetings@apaonline.org).

APA Dates and Deadlines for 2017–2018

2017
6/1 Membership renewal opens for 2017–2018 year
6/30 Deadline for submission of applications for APA grant programs for 2017–2018
7/1 2017–2018 membership year begins
9/1 2017–2018 membership dues deadline (members who have not renewed lose access to all members-only resources and discounts)
9/15 Leadership nominations open (for board, committees, and Graduate Student Council positions)
10/31 Leadership nominations close
11/17 Annual in-person board of officers meeting begins
12/31 Selection committee prepares slate of appointments for Graduate Student Council
2018
1/15 Committee on committees prepares slate of committee appointments and selects candidates to stand for election to at-large board positions
1/15 Graduate Student Council appointments announced; call for nominations for elected positions on Graduate Student Council
2/15 Board approves committee appointments slate
2/15 Nominations for elected positions on Graduate Student Council close
2/21 Committee appointments and at-large board candidates announced
3/15 Selection committee selects candidates to stand for election to Graduate Student Council
4/15 Elections open (at-large board positions, Graduate Student Council, and divisional officers)
5/15 Elections close
5/21 Election results announced
6/1 Membership renewal opens for 2018–2019 year
6/30 Deadline for submission of applications for APA grant programs for 2018–2019
7/1 2018–2019 membership year begins; newly appointed and elected officers’ terms begin

For additional information on any of the above dates or deadlines, contact info@apaonline.org.

Prize Deadlines for 2017–2018

2017
11/1 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Lebowitz Prizes
12/15 Application deadline for the 2018–2019 Edinburgh Fellowship
2018
1/31 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Sanders Book Prize
2/28 Submission deadline for the 2018 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize
3/15 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Article Prize
3/15 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Gittler Award
4/15 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
4/30 Nomination deadline for the 2018 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
6/5 Submission deadline for the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
6/15 Nomination deadline for the 2019 Berger Memorial Prize
6/30 Nomination deadline for the 2018 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs

For additional information on any of the above prize deadlines, visit our APA Prizes and Fellowships page or contact prizes@apaonline.org.

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