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APA 7th Edition Citation Guide
Conference Presentations and Publications

Conference Presentation

For conference presentations, include the presenters' names, the dates of the entire conference, the title of the presentation, a description of the presentation, the name of the conference, the location of the conference, and a link if it is available.

The description of the presentation is flexible and should be included in square brackets after the title: e.g. [Conference presentation], [Poster session], [Keynote address], [Paper presentation], etc.

Reference Page Format:

Presenter, P. P. (Year, Month Days). Title of the presentation [Description of the presentation]. Title of Conference. City, State, and Country where the conference took place. Hyperlink.

Reference Page Example:

Sanentz, S. N., & Lesk, M. (2015, November 6-10). Toward a semantic stability index (SSI) via a preliminary exploration of translation looping [Poster session]. 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community, St. Louis, MO, United States.


In-text Citation Examples:

Sanentz and Lesk (2015) shared that ...

...(Sanentz & Lesk, 2015).

Conference Publication

Conference publications can vary in how they are formatted, generally being published in the form of journal articles, whole books, or book chapters. Determine which option best fits the source you found and cite it as you would a journal article, book, or book chapter

Below is an example of a conference publication formatted similarly to a chapter in a book.

Reference Page Format:

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of article.  In A. A. Editor, Title of conference proceeding. Publisher.  DOI or URL

Reference Page Example:

Erdelez, S., Howarth, L. C., & Gibson, T. (2015). How can information science contribute to Alzheimer's disease research? In Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information science with impact: Research in and for the communityAssociation of Information Science and Technology.


In-text Citation Examples:

Erdelez et al. (2015) shared that ...

...(Erdelez et al., 2015).