The APS Annual Conference will be held this year in the nation’s capital, Canberra, from 4 to 8 October. The Conference program will focus on the relationship between research and practice and will feature keynote presentations, workshops, individual papers, symposia and posters, and a new format of ‘how-to’ sessions. These sessions were a great success at ICAP 2010, and are especially designed to provide delegates with some practical skills to take away from the Conference.

The conference venue is the outstanding National Convention Centre which is very conveniently situated right on the edge of the central city area. Canberra is a beautiful city, well planned and full of life, and is home to a number of important national buildings – including Parliament House, the National Museum, the High Court of Australia, Questacon (the National Science and Technology Centre) and the National Library – that are inspiring both inside and out.

Please join us in Canberra this spring for the 46th APS Annual Conference – a great opportunity to showcase your work to the profession, gather a large number of continuing professional development hours, and network with colleagues. n

For more information, go to the Conference website: .


  • Professor Kelly Brownell, Yale University, USA
    Causes and prevention of obesity: Is there the courage for change?
  • Dr Krzysztof Kaniasty, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Polish Academy of Sciences, USA
    Disasters or social catastrophes? On social psychological reactions of communities coping with natural and human-induced disasters
  • Scientia Professor Barbara Gillam, University of New South Wales,
    2010 APS Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award recipient
    Perception of occlusion in early renaissance and Australian Aboriginal art
  • Dr Stephen Provost, Southern Cross University
    2010 APS Distinguished Contribution to Education Award Teaching psychology in the age of the smart machine: Who, what, and how?
  • Professor Alfred Allan, Edith Cowan University
    2010 APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award recipient
    Respect for the dignity of people and peoples: What does this mean in practice?
  • Professor Norman Feather, Flinders University
    2011 APS Fellow’s Address
    Tall poppies, deservingness, and schadenfreude