Conference presentations (part of symposia)

A symposium is a session at an academic or scientific conference which is based on a single theme.
Various presentations and/or discussions occur on this theme. Often another speaker at the end (a “discussant”) sums up the main strands of the work presented and there is audience discussion. The session is presided over by a chairperson.

Element

Example, including punctuation

Author(s) of the individual presentation

Chambers, C.

Year and month of the conference

(2018, May).

Title of the individual presentation

Registered reports five years on: A vaccine against bias in research and publishing.

 

In

Chair of the symposium

M. Andrews (chair),

Title of symposium (italics)

Innovations in Open Science.

 

Symposium conducted at

Name of conference

Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society,

Location

Nottingham, UK.

 

The citation in your text will be

(Chambers, 2018)

If you have used the author(s) in your sentence then only the year of publication, with a page reference if necessary, is placed after it in brackets, eg

Chambers (2018) argued that ...

Reference list:

Chambers, C. (2018, May). Registered reports five years on: A vaccine against bias in research and publishing. In M. Andrews (chair), Innovations in Open Science. Symposium conducted at annual conference of the British Psychological Society, Nottingham, UK.