Events Committee
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The Events Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of APSA's Annual Meeting.  The committee also assists regional meeting organizers it putting together their respective events.

Speaker Events:

  • The committee selects and invites keynote speakers from a variety of career pathways, including industry, academia and government, and scientific interests, including the non-traditional ones such as the social sciences and humanities.   
  • Committee members correspond with keynote speakers and function as speaker liaisons: obtaining travel itineraries, and providing detailed information about the Annual Meeting program

Career Development Events:

  • The committee identifies topics significant to APSA members and organizes panel discussions featuring leading experts in the area of interest 
  • A staple event each year is the Residency Luncheon where residency programs and their directors are invited to attend and network with APSA members.

Social Events:

  • The committee organizes several social events:
    • Friday Night Welcome Reception
    • Saturday Night Dinner
  • Committee members research and select venues, choose menus, etc. in addition to arranging transportation and other logistics
  • Past events have been held at Millennium Park, The Chicago Club, The Willis (Sears) Tower.


  • The Events committee coordinates with the Finance Committee to set the budget for the meeting and its various events
  • Monitors and documents spending throughout the year.


  • Committee members coordinate with the Sherwood Group to manage registrations.
  • The committee is also responsible for coordinating with the Public Relations committee to advertise registration details and deadlines.

Public Relations:

  • Advertise the Annual Meeting to MD-PHD, DO-PHD, MD, DO students and residents.
  • Put together Annual Meeting packets containing information on APSA and Chicago (maps, restaurants, etc.).

Meeting Support:

  • Coordinate registration and logistics during the Annual Meeting.
  • Provide Audio/Visual support as needed during the Annual Meeting.