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Referencing: Conference proceedings/presentations

Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Conference or Symposium Reference

Meeting or Symposium Reference

Learn how to format references for material presented at conference meetings or symposia, including formats for symposium contributions, paper presentations, poster sessions, and proceedings published in book or periodical form.


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Examples showing how to reference conference proceedings, papers, poster presentations

Conference proceedings: Print
(published as a chapter in a book)
(Jones, Oran, & Sichel, 1992)
Jones, D. A., Oran, E. S., & Sichel, M. (1992). Numerical simulation of the
reignition of detonation by reflected shocks.  In Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Supercomputing Conference (pp. 15-24). Melbourne, 
Australia:  RMIT University.
Conference proceedings: Electronic (published as a chapter in a  book)

(Smith, 2003)

Smith, C. L. (2003). Understanding concepts in the defence in depth
strategy.  In Proceedings of the IEEE 37th Annual 2003 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (pp. 8-16). 
Conference presentation: Unpublished

(Jongeling, 1988)

Jongeling, S. B. (1988, September). Student teachers’ preference for
cooperative small group teaching.Paper presented at the 3rd Annual
Research Forum of the Western Australian Institute for
Educational Research, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.
Poster session

(Jones, 1993)

Jones, P. (1993, September).Backyard bird watching. Poster session
presented at the annual meeting of the Naturalist Club, Perth, Australia.