March 4-7, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

About PLC

The annual leadership conference sponsored by the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization brings together more than 400 leaders annually from state, provincial and territorial psychological associations to network and advocate on behalf of psychology.

This year, we are excited to announce a streamlined, reformulated and dynamic conference. It has a new name and a slightly restructured program, but the same goals to connect practitioners across the country and to take our message to Capitol Hill.

What you know as the State Leadership Conference is now called the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC). While our commitment to state advocacy and associations is undiminished, this new emphasis on “practice” better reflects the diversity of our attendees, as well as our programming.

Our theme for 2017 is “Practice, Politics and Policy.” With this theme, we will explore our roles as practitioners in various political systems. Legislative systems are crucial, for sure, but our professional communities and institutions are also formed by politics—and navigating each of them requires a different set of knowledge and skills. At PLC, we will strategize about how to position ourselves within those systems in order to affect policy outcomes. The practice of psychology depends on it, so please join us for PLC 2017.