The 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will be held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7-10, 2014. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be the site of most of the divisional and APA convention activities. It is understood that the following points are accepted as part of the contract between the American Psychological Association and those who purchase exhibit space in the 2014 APA Convention and exhibits.
Location of Exhibits
The APA Exhibit Area will be located in Halls D and E of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The APA Registration area, the APA Member Resources area, the APA Store and poster sessions will also be located there.
- Thursday, Aug. 7
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (opening reception in the exhibit hall)
- Friday, Aug. 8
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
12 p.m.-1 p.m. (Exhibits-Only Hour)
- Saturday, Aug. 9
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m. -11 a.m. (Coffee with the Authors)
- Sunday, Aug. 10
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Exhibits must be staffed at all times during exhibit hours.
Installation of Exhibits
- Wednesday, Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m
- Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 a.m.-7 a.m.
Any exhibit space not occupied and set up by 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, may be canceled or reassigned without refund by APA. For safety purposes, children under 16 years of age will not be permitted in the exhibit hall during the hours of installation and dismantling.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 11, 8 a.m. to noon
Exhibits must not be disturbed, dismantled or removed before 12 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Exhibitors are required to begin dismantling their exhibit at 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, with all exhibit materials dismantled and packed by noon, Monday, Aug. 11. Violations of this regulation will result in the delay of the exhibitor’s Exhibitor Prospectus for booth selection at the 2015 APA Annual Convention. Repeated violation of this regulation will result in the exhibitor not being invited to exhibit at the APA convention.
Exhibitors are required to be in the exhibit hall at the close of the show (12 p.m.) on Aug. 10, as this is also the time the decorator will begin collecting such things as aisle carpeting, carpeting from individual booths, table drapes, etc. It is also a time of possible theft. For this reason, exhibitors are urged to pack their materials and make all arrangements with the show decorator, Brede National Exposition Services, as to the disposition of their outgoing freight prior to leaving the exhibit hall.