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APA Referencing - Education & Counselling students: Conference paper

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 6th and 7th edition publication style

Conference papers

Conference papers include presentations, posters, proceedings, keynotes, workshops, seminars, and so on.

How to reference a conference paper (APA6)

Conference paper

In-text reference

According to Moyle (2012)…


…as it has been identified (Moyle 2012).

Reference list

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of conference, Location. Retrieved from url of website 

Moyle, K. (2012). Differentiated classroom learning, technologies and school improvement: what experience and research can tell us. Paper presented at ACER Research Conference School Improvement: What does research tell us about effective strategies? Sydney. Retrieved from  

How to reference a conference paper (APA7)

Conference paper

In-text citation

Cahill surmised that male and female brains are wired differently (2008).


Patterns of mental activity differ between girls and boys (Cahill, 2008).

Reference list

Presenter, A. A. & Presenter, B. B. (2020, Conference dates). Title [Type of paper or presentation]. Conference Name, Location. DOI or URL

Cahill, L. (2008, February 7-9). His brain, her brain. [Conference paper]. Focusing the Mind: Using Brain Research to Enhance Learning, Attention and Memory, San Francisco, CA. 
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