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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the conference? 
    The pre-conference will run all day on June 24th and 25th, 2018. Registration will be open at 8:30 am on the 24th and the conference will begin at 9am. 
  2. Where can I find out what day I am presenting or what time? 
    The preliminary conference program is now available. Some changes may still occur, but in general, this should give you an idea of the day you are presenting and likely the time you are presenting. Click Here to view the preliminary program. If you are presenting a poster, your poster will be on display for the full duration of the conference (on both days). If you are not arriving until the second day, then you can hang your poster in the morning on the second day. This will maximize the amount of time that each poster can be on display. 
  3. Where is the conference? 
    The conference is being held in Montreal, Quebec at the Palais de Congrès, which is centrally located in close proximity to Downtown and Old Montreal. 
  4. What is the dress code for the pre-conference?
    Please dress so that you are your most comfortable! The dress-code is "casual, comfortable, anything goes!"
  5. Is it possible to just attend the pre-conference, or do you have to attend the larger ICAP in order to attend the LGBTQ Psychology pre-conference? 
    A: You are welcome to participate either of the events, and you do not need to participate in one in order to participate in the other. Registration for each event will be separate. 
  6. What will the registration fees be for the pre-conference? 
    A: Registration fees are based on whether you are a member of CPA or IAAP and the country you are travelling from. All fees are in Canadian dollars. Early Bird registration for CPA/IAAP Members is $195 for the 2-day pre-conference and $350 for non-members. IAAP membership starts at $11 (for students) and goes up to $66, so it is a significant savings to register for IAAP and then pay the member rate for the pre-conference registration. You can join IAAP by clicking here. The Early Bird registration deadline is May 18th, 2018. After that time, registration rates will increase to $245 for members and $450 for non-members. 
  7. Do I need to be a member of the Canadian Psychological Association or the International Association of Applied Psychologists in order to attend or present at the pre-conference or ICAP? 
    A: No. Members will receive preferential registration rates, but membership is not required. You can join IAAP by clicking here, student membership is $11 and full membership ranges from $46 to $66. For more information on becoming a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (and SOGII), click here
  8. Is it possible to submit an abstract in French? 
    A: Yes! For the LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference, both French and English poster presentations will be accepted. Depending on the number received, we may also accept French data blitz presentations. For the larger ICAP convention, all types of submissions can be in either French or English. 

    Est-il possible de soumettre un résumé en français?
    R: Oui! Pour la préconférence portant sur la psychologie LGBTQ, les présentations d'affiches en français et en anglais seront acceptées. En fonction du nombre de présentations reçues, nous pouvons également accepter de courtes présentations en langue française. Pour la conférence générale de l'Association Internationale de Psychologie Appliquée (ICAP), tous les types de soumissions peuvent être en français ou en anglais.

  9. Where can I find more information about the ICAP convention? 
    If you would like to see a summary of the LGBTQ programming at ICAP, please click here
  10. I missed the deadline for submitting an abstract. Are you still accepting submissions? 
    A: The deadline for submission has now passed and we can no longer accept new submissions. 
  11. I was accepted to give a Poster Presentation. What format should my poster be in? 
    Congratulations! We're looking forward to seeing your poster! You'll have a space of roughly 4x4 (feet) available to you. We recommend making a poster no larger than 48 x 36 inches. You are welcome to make your poster any shape that will fit within a 4x4 area - so go vertical, or horizontal, or be creative! If you need more space, let us know. In rare cases, we may be able to provide up to 8x4 feet of space to a single presentation. 
  12. I was accepted to give a Data Blitz talk. What are the rules of the Data Blitz and when do I need to submit my slides?
    Congratulations! The data blitz sessions are often some of the most popular talks at a conference! At Preaching to the Choir, each Data Blitz presenter will have 5 minutes to present, and may only have a maximum of 5 slides (in fact, we recommend only 3 slides)! The time limits will be enforced strictly, but in a fun-loving manner - when the timer goes off, you'll be done, even if you're in mid-sentence! Because the Data Blitz sessions go so quickly, you'll need to send us your slides in advance. Please submit your slides to no later than Noon (Eastern Standard Time) on June 22nd. Please send power point slides (if you use Keynote, please convert to power point), and please send them in widescreen format, instead of standard (square shaped slides). 
  13. Will there be an online space designated for sharing/preserving presentations from the conference? 
    Yes! We have a permanent page on the Open Science Framework to archive the presentations from this conference. You can visit the page here:
    Feel free to upload a copy of your poster or presentation slides whenever you're ready to do so - you can post to the site before, during or after the conference!