Conference papers

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations


A recent exhibition of Australian impressionists in France … (Taylor, 2013).

Wenzel (1998) claims that Fellini's films were ...

Films of Fellini have been very popular … (Wenzel, 1998).

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number(s).

"Fellini's films always drew much attention from …" (Wenzel, 1998, p. 54).

Reference list

Conference presentation


Presenter. (Year, Month Days). Title [Form]. Conference name, City, State, Country. URL

Wenzel, B. Q. (1998, June 12-14). Films of Fellini [Paper presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Cinema Studies, Ballarat, Australia.

  • Give the entire date range of the conference, the title of the paper (italics) and the presentation type in square brackets, followed by the name and location of the meeting.

Conference paper published


Author. (Year). Title of paper. In Editor (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference Name (pp. xx–xx). Publisher OR DOI/URL

Carbone, A., Mitchell, I., Gunstone, D., & Hurst, J. (2002). Designing programming tasks to elicit self-management metacognitive behaviour. In B. Werner (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 533-534).

  • Reference a conference paper published in a collection as an edited book.