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How Do I Cite a Print Conference Paper Using APA?

Basic Format

  • Author's name. (Year, month of conference). Title of paper. Symposium conducted at Name and location of symposium.

A Conference Paper

  • Shrout, P. E. (Chair), Hunter, J. E., Harris, R. J., Wilkinson, L., Strouss, M.E., Applebaum, M. I., et al. (1996, August). Significance tests-Should they be banned from APA journals? Symposium conducted at the 104 th Annual Convention of the American Psychologists Association, Toronto, Canada.

If your source does not appear in this guide or for further information or examples, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) (Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 ) available in the Ready Reference Collection at the Information Desk or in the Reference Collection. You can also refer to the Instruction Office's list of resources; we specifically recommend Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL). You can also contact the SIUE Writing Center or visit APA's site.

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