Citing Canceled Conferences on CVs

Many conferences and other events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some examples of how to cite in APA style on your CV cancelled conferences and presentations or conferences that have been switched to an online format. Note that the text in brackets may include "Conference session," "Paper presentation," "Poster presentation," "Keynote address," and so on. (McAdoo, 2020)

1. The conference is canceled

Tan H., Habib, A., Barton, K.D., Taylor, C.R. (2020, May 13-17). Quadratus lumborum block for postoperative analgesia after cesarean delivery – A systematic review and meta-analysis [Poster presentation]. Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Conference canceled)

2. The conference is changed to online format only

Online conferences are cited the same way as in-person conferences. Include the original location of the conference to aid readers in identifying it. (McAdoo, 2020)

Onuoha, C., Wong, E. (2020, September 3-5). Hot Topics in Apheresis [Conference session]. American Apheresis Society Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, United States.

3. The conference occurs in person or online, though you cannot attend to present or your specific presentation is canceled

Indicate that the specific session was canceled in the bracketed description. (McAdoo, 2020)

Salazar, D., Williams, N., Bradley, R. (2020, October 7-11). Sickle Cell Disease [Paper presentation canceled]. American Sickle Cell Association, Charlotte, NC, United States.

If the conference will be postponed, simply update the reference once the new dates and/or locations are known. (McAdoo, 2020)

McAdoo, T. (2020, March 16). How to create an APA Style reference for a canceled conference presentation. APA Style.