ACT is the flagship conference of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (The Society for the Teaching of Psychology). ACT is scheduled for October 8-10, 2020.
Beginning with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday October 8, then proceeding with two full days of conference events, ACT convenes college and secondary educators, particularly within the field of psychology, for symposia and demonstrations of best practices in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
A Note from Jordan Troisi, the ACT Director (posted April 10, 2020)
We hope that you are taking good care, and staying safe in these difficult times.
Please know that members of The Society for the Teaching of Psychology Executive Committee and I are closely monitoring the current Coronavirus pandemic and its potential impact on the Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT), scheduled to be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, October 8-10. At this point in time, we are planning to hold ACT as scheduled. So please do submit a proposal on this website (as many of you already have)! In the event that we are not able to hold the event, those who have already registered to attend ACT will receive full refunds of their registration fees.
We will make a final decision about ACT as the situation evolves, and as we get closer to October. Some of the data points that will guide our decision will include:
-number of conference proposals received by May 1 compared to previous years
-college/university travel policies for fall 2020
-college/university policies for in-person teaching and classes for fall 2020
-status of Pittsburgh's ban on meetings of large numbers of people
-federal/other travel advisories or restrictions
If your campus issues a formal statement or policy about travel or classes for the fall, please let us know by submitting it here. You may also submit such a statement or policy in the future.
As you all might imagine, the close-knit community of ACT has me yearning for the opportunity to gather together this October. In a time where the very face of teaching appears to be changing, it would be heartwarming to see all your faces again. We hope that ACT will occur as planned, and at this point in time we expect it to. But should that not be possible, we will be in touch with more guidance as soon as we are able.
Represent a business or organization interested in partnering with ACT? Reach out to the Conference Director, Jordan Troisi at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.