Student Poster Information


Click here to download the Poster and Oral Presentation Abstract Submission Application




The Oklahoma Psychological Association and Student Society announce a call for student posters and presentations for the 2019 OPA Annual Convention. The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, at the OKC Zoo.  Student presentations will be on Friday, November 1st.  


Any student wishing to make a poster presentation at the 2019 conference may submit an abstract for review by the Program Committee. Abstracts are limited to 500 words. Presentations may be of technical, scientific, or professional interest to psychologists. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 19, 2019. Students will be notified of a decision regarding their submissions no later than September 30, 2018. Posters presented at other conferences are eligible for submission and presentation.  Posters are likely going to be presented in the form of two+ PowerPoint Presentation slides.  This is to maximize student research exposure to the OPA conference audience.  More information is forthcoming.  


Students are also encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration for one of the student oral presentations.  Two undergraduate submissions and two graduate submissions will be selected to present 10-15 minute oral presentations at the conference. Each speaker will receive a cash award of $150. Students wishing to be considered for the oral presentations need to check the appropriate box on the submission form. Students selected to provide oral presentations will be notified by September 30, 2019.


A completed submission form (link on the upper left of this page) MUST accompany all poster and oral presentation abstract submissions.

OPA also provides cash prizes for the most outstanding posters in undergraduate and graduate student categories. Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($100), second ($75), and third ($50) place contest winners in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions. Students wishing to be considered for the poster contest will need to submit an electronic version of their poster by September 19, 2019 to allow for judging.


The date and time for the poster session and oral presentations is currently being decided but will take place at some point on Friday, November 1st.  . Winners of the poster competition will be announced preceding the student oral presentations. Students accepted for oral and poster presentations must be able to attend the conference at a reduced conference registration rate. Any students attending OPA to present at the conference will be expected to register for the conference.


Important Dates:

September 19 – Abstract submissions due and electronic version of posters due for consideration in poster competition

September 30 – Authors notified of decisions and student presentations at the annual OPA conference; poster awards announced


Questions: Please email Dave Kerby, PhD at, or  405-664-0270.  


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