2018 Fall Convention - Poster Session


WSPA 2018 Fall Convention Graphic

Call for Student Posters for the WSPA 2018 Fall Convention

Submission Deadline extended to Friday September 28, 2018

Washington State Psychological Association will include a student poster session at the 2018 Fall Convention at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue, Washington, on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Graduate and undergraduate students in psychology in Washington State are invited to submit posters on any ongoing or completed research, especially any research highlighting this year’s Fall Convention’s theme: “Coming Together: Psychological Science and the Practice of Healing.”

WSPA Presidential Student Poster Award


This award is sponsored by past presidents of WSPA. The WSPA Poster Committee will recognize the student who presents the most outstanding poster with the WSPA Presidential Student Poster cash award. Second and third place posters will receive gift awards. The award will be presented at the Friday evening Annual Meeting at 5:30.

The WSPA Poster Committee will select the recipient(s) for the award based on the following criteria:

  • The majority of the work and thought has been completed by student presenter(s).
  • The poster demonstrates work that is recognized as a notable contribution to the profession of psychology.
  • The poster will be evaluated for both the content (i.e., originality, focus, relevance to the profession of psychology, etc.) as well as for the design qualities of the poster (i.e., readability, appeal, graphics, etc.).
  • The student who is the primary author of the poster will receive the recognition and monetary award, but this award can be shared by multiple presenters as desired.
Ian McCurry is the 2017 Poster Session winner.

2017 Poster Session winner Ian McCurry and Dr. Sonia Venkatraman


Instructions for Poster Presentations

Interested students must be WSPA members and need to login to their account to submit a poster application and abstract. If you are not a member, our annual student membership is $35 and you can join WSPA here.

Applications for the poster session must include the following information and can be submitted by logging into your account:

  • Name of the presenter(s).
  • Name of professor/instructor sponsoring poster submission.
  • Title of the poster session.
  • Abstract of no more than 500 words.
  • Contact information, including email & phone number.

Poster session applications must be received by the WSPA office NO LATER THAN Friday, September 28, 2018, 5pm PST. Please log into your account to submit your application online.

All poster session applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the WSPA Conference Programming Committee. The primary presenter will be notified no later than Friday, October 12th, 5pm PST of their proposal status. Presenters will also need to register for the conference in order to present their posters, and can register for Friday only, or Friday and Saturday, at reduced WSPA student member rates here (note, convention rates include lunch).

Submit your poster proposal here

Preparation of Poster: Printed posters should be in a landscape format no larger than 60" wide x 42" tall (5' wide x 3'5" tall); push pins to secure the poster to the board will be provided. Please ensure that the poster clearly lists student presenter(s) and sponsoring professors/instructors. Presenters are responsible for copying any handouts/presentations for distribution to session participants.

Poster output sources:

Besides school print shops, all Kinkos can output the required poster size. Scientific Poster, Seattle is another option to output your poster http://scientificposterprinting.com/seattle

For additional guidelines on creating research posters, please see the following links:
http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/ptn/2012/11/research-posters.aspx
http://hsp.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/ScientificPosters.pdf.

Poster Session Schedule - Friday, November 2

Set up: 8:00 am - 9:00 am. 

10:30 - 10:50 - Convention break, please be available and by your posters for convention attendees

12:30 - 2 pm - WSPA Awards Lunch (included in registration fees)

3:30 - 3:50 - Convention break, please be available and by your posters for convention attendees

5:30 - 6:00 - Annual Meeting (all WSPA members invited) and Poster winner announcment



Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.