Deadline: April 1, 2021, 11:59 PM (CST)

Please read all of the following instructions carefully.

All presenters and attendees must register! 

Registration for Attendees
(Faculty sponsors, guests, co-authors, and everyone who is NOT the primary presenter)

  • When registering, ignore any questions labeled "First Author Only."
  • When prompted for payment, DO NOT PAY.  Enter the FREE COUPON CODE: 69730.
  • Click on the registration button at the bottom of the page to register.

Registration for First Authors (the primary person giving the presentation)

  • Empirical, theoretical, and review presentations are eligible for submission. Presentations are not acceptable if you merely propose a research study without actually doing it. Data collection should be done in time for your presentation at the conference.

  • Abstracts are not reviewed before being accepted (they are "accepted").

  • Presenters are expected to be undergraduate students, although they need not be psychology majors. Psi Chi membership is not required for participation.

  • Students can be a first author on only one presentation, but may be a co-author on other presentations. The first author is assumed to be the primary presenter. 

  • If you are a co-author and the first author is not attending, register as the first author so you can submit the abstract. 

  • You must submit your abstract at the time of registration. 

    • Submission of abstracts must be done by the FIRST author only.

    • There is a 1000 character limit on the abstract (approximately 150 words). You can check characters at: (spaces count!)

    • The abstract should follow the APA guidelines for abstracts.

    • Type your abstract on the submission page, or copy and paste it from a plain text editor like Notepad so that quotes, hyphens, or other unusual characters display properly in the printed program.

  • Faculty sponsors should not be listed as co-authors. (Submissions are not peer-reviewed and the focus of the conference is on undergraduate research.)

  • We cannot honor requests to present at particular times on the day of the conference.

  • Only the first author of a presentation needs to pay the $10 registration fee, which is due at the time of registration (only credit cards are accepted online).  

    • If you are unable to use a credit card for registration, use the free coupon code 69730 when you are prompted to pay for registration, and then send a check by April 1 payable to MAURPC, to:

      • Eastern Illinois University

      • Psychology Dept - MAUPRC

      • 600 Lincoln Ave - 1151 PHYS

      • Charleston, IL 61920

      • Include a note with the name of the person for whom the payment is being made.

Students must choose one of the following options for their presentations: 

  1. Live Talks. Students who are presenting will be expected to give a 10-minute live streaming presentation with 2-3 minutes for questions. A limited number of pre-recorded poster presentations will also be accepted for the conference. You will be provided with instructions for accessing the presentation site the week before the conference. 

  2. Digital Posters (Limited to the first 50 presenters who select this option at the time of registration). Please prepare your poster in a PowerPoint (preferred) or PDF file. Then, you must record yourself presenting the poster and upload your video recording to YouTube. You can do a narrated PowerPoint recording (or another screen recording) or videotape yourself in front of a printed copy of your poster. Send an email to by midnight on April 10th with your name, poster title, and the link to your recorded talk. Poster Guidelines

How To Register:

Click on the "Register Now" button below and complete all relevant fields. You should receive an email confirmation of your registration. You might want to check your spam folder if you don't see it!