ACT Preconference Workshop: Teaching of Psychology Incubator (TOPInc)

  • 08 Oct 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA (the "Phipps" meeting room)
  • 11


  • Free registration


2020 ACT Pre-Conference Workshop: The Teaching of Psychology Incubator (TOPInc) 

Sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Leaders:  Garth Neufeld, Jane Halonen, Anna Ropp

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology announces the second consecutive Teaching of Psychology Incubator (TOPInc). Like a business incubator, TOPInc will help individuals develop and accelerate ideas they have for non-traditional scholarly impact. We invite all teachers of psychology to join us for this free pre-conference workshop.

TOPInc will allow a small group of registrants, who have ideas for things like starting conferences, blogs, social media presences, podcasts, books, articles, camps, community programs, or resources related to teaching psychology, to sit down with experienced innovators who will share expertise in the following areas:

  • Generating and Building Ideas 
  • Articulating Purpose
  • Targeting Audience Project Promotion
  • Project Funding
  • Project Dissemination

  • Networking and Partnerships

  • Technology Basics (e.g., starting a website)

  • Mentoring and Advising

Whether ideas are at the very beginning, middle, or end of development, workshop mentors will help move innovators toward more defined and ultimately successful and sustainable plans for their projects.

Registrants will be asked to submit a 250-word update on the project by June 1, 2021.

TOPInc will take place at the ACT conference hotel on Thursday, October 8 , 2020 from 1pm- 5pm in the "Phipps" room. It is limited to the first 12 registrants who will work closely with TOPInc mentors. This year’s mentors are Jane Halonen, Garth Neufeld, and Anna Ropp.

If you are interested being a part of the Teaching of Psychology Incubator, please fill out this interest form by September 9, 2020. Last year, these 12 spots filled in the first week.

Please Note: If TOPInc fills, please add your name to the waitlist. Last year we did dip into the waitlist. 

Here are some pictures from TOPInc 2019 in Denver.

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