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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 2019–2020

The following are dates and deadlines relevant to the 2020 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 2020 Meeting

2019
1/15 Paper submissions open
2/1 Participants notified about invited session details
2/15 Paper submissions close. Please note: when this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the following business day.
5/1 Authors notified of decisions on submitted papers
5/4 Invitation for chairs and commentators
5/4 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
9/6 Registration opens (~4 months before meeting)
9/9 Draft program published online (updated through meeting)
10/8 Deadline to submit abstracts for invited papers
10/8 Mobile meeting app released (3 months before meeting)
10/31 Deadline for A/V requests
11/7  Preprints published online 
11/8 Sponsorship deadline (2 months before meeting)
11/14 Deadline for submission of program ad copy
11/27 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
12/6 Deadline for catering requests (~1 month before meeting)
12/6 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
12/18 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in mobile app (3 weeks before meeting)
12/18 Early bird registration closes (~2 weeks before meeting)
2020
1/1  Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (~1 week before meeting) 
1/8 Meeting begins
1/11 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 2020 Meeting

2019
4/30 Committees and groups invited to request sessions
5/1 Paper submissions open
6/1 Paper submissions close. Please note: when this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the following business day.
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
10/25 Registration opens (~4 months before meeting) 
11/1 Draft program published online (updated through meeting)
11/1 Participants notified about submitted session details
11/26 Mobile meeting app released (3 months before the meeting)
12/20 Deadline for A/V requests 
12/26 Sponsorship deadline (2 months before the meeting)
2020
1/6 Preprints published online
1/9 Deadline for submission of program ad copy
1/15 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
1/24 Deadline for catering requests (~1 month before meeting)
1/26 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
2/5 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in mobile app (3 weeks before meeting)
2/12 Early bird registration closes (2 weeks before meeting)
2/19 Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (1 week before meeting)
2/26 Meeting begins
2/29 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 2020 Meeting

2019
6/1 Invitation for chairs and commentators
7/1 Committees and groups invited to request sessions
8/1 Paper submissions open
9/1 Paper submissions close. Please note: when this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the following business day.
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  Deadline for authors to submit documentation for student stipend 
12/11 Registration opens (~4 months before meeting)
12/19 Final program published online
2020
1/1 Preprints published online
1/14 Mobile meeting app released (~3 months before meeting)
1/31 Deadline for A/V requests
2/8  Sponsorship deadline (~2 months before meeting) 
2/14 Deadline for submission of program ad copy
2/26 Deadline for authors to send final papers to commentators (6 weeks before meeting)
3/6 Deadline for catering requests (~1 month before meeting) 
3/16 Cut-off date for hotel reservations at group rate
3/18 Deadline for commentators to send final comments to speakers and submit them for inclusion in the mobile app (3 week before meeting)
3/25 Early bird registration closes (2 weeks before meeting)
4/1 Deadline for submitting handouts for inclusion in mobile app (1 week before meeting)
4/8 Meeting begins
4/11 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 2019–2020

2019
6/1 Membership renewal opens for 2019–2020 year
6/30 Deadline for submission of applications for APA grant programs for 2019–2020
7/1 2019–2020 membership year begins; newly appointed and elected officers’ terms begin
9/1 2019–2020 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
11/22 Annual in-person board of officers meeting begins
12/31 Selection committee prepares slate of appointments for Graduate Student Council
2020
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 2020–2021 year
6/30 Deadline for submission of applications for APA grant programs for 2020–2021
7/1 2020–2021 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 2019–2020

2019
8/1  Nomination deadline for the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching
11/1  Nomination deadline for the 2020 Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship
12/1 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Lebowitz Prize
12/15 Application deadline for the 2020–2021 Edinburgh Fellowship
2020
1/15 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Book Prize
1/25  Deadline to apply to be an APA nominee for the Whiting Programs 
1/31 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Sanders Book Prize
2/15  Nomination deadline for the 2020 Scheffler Prize
2/28  Submission deadline for the 2020 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize
3/15  Nomination deadline for the 2020 Article Prize
3/15 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Gittler Award
4/15 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
4/30 Nomination deadline for the 2020 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
6/5 Submission deadline for the 2020 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
6/30 Nomination deadline for the 2020 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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