This page contains reference examples for works presented at conferences and meetings, including the following:

  1. Conference presentation
  2. Abstract of a conference presentation

1. Conference presentation

Evans, A. C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R. T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.


  • Parenthetical citation: (Evans et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Evans et al. (2019)
  • Provide the names of the presenters in the author element of the reference.
  • Provide the full dates of the conference in the date element of the reference.
  • Describe the presentation in square brackets after the title. The description is flexible (e.g., “[Conference session],” “[Paper presentation],” “[Poster session],” “[Keynote address]”).
  • Provide the name of the conference or meeting and its location in the source element of the reference.
  • If video of the conference presentation is available, include a link at the end of the reference.

2. Abstract of a conference presentation

Cacioppo, S. (2019, April 25–28). Evolutionary theory of social connections: Past, present, and future [Conference presentation abstract]. Ninety-ninth annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, United States.


  • Parenthetical citation: (Cacioppo, 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Cacioppo (2019)
  • To cite only the abstract of a conference presentation, include the word “abstract” as part of the bracketed description (e.g., “[Conference presentation abstract]”).

Conference presentation references are covered in Section 10.5 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

Date created: February 2020