Share your ideas about teaching psychology with STP’s International Twitter Poster Conference!

For the very first time, the Society for Teaching Psychology (STP) is sponsoring a Twitter poster conference. Inspired by a Twitter poster conference in chemistry, STP leadership decided to sponsor a Twitter poster conference around the theme of teaching psychology. Since the conference occurs on Twitter, it’s an ideal way for teachers and professors of psychology to share information about teaching psychology and get inspired by other people’s ideas. Unlike other conferences, it won’t require you to travel to a location (other than going to your Twitter feed!) to access the valuable information.

Interested in being a part of the conference? Follow #stp16poster on Twitter after November 1 to see some great posters about teaching psychology. Feel free to re-tweet the posters you love and start conversations on Twitter by replying to tweets. You can also tweet a poster on November 1 and 2 with the hashtag #stp16poster.

Poster Guidelines

  • Poster topics should relate to the teaching of psychology, including teaching tips, teaching activities, and SoTL projects.
  • Posters must be tweeted with the hashtag #stp16poster.
  • Images on Twitter work best when they are twice as wide as they are tall. One option is to save a PowerPoint slide as a .jpeg file and post the .jpeg file on Twitter. We encourage you to test it out before the conference. See this tweet for an example.

November 1 and November 2

  • Participants can tweet posters between 12:01am UTC November 1 and 11:59pm UTC on November 2.
  • UTC is Universal Coordinated Time.
    • Use to find out when that will be in your time zone by following the link and using the pull down menu to find your country and state/region (if applicable).


  • To pre-register for the ITPC, click here.
  • Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
  • Posters will not be peer-reviewed or “accepted” into the conference. Simply tweet a poster on November 1 or 2 with #stp16poster to be a part of the conference!


  • The ITPC committee will award prizes of STP membership to the posters with the highest number of re-tweets, which will be counted on November 8.



About the Author

Anna Ropp received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, and she is currently an associate professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She conducts research in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Her current SoTL projects include examining the experience of LGB students in the classroom, and understanding when and how incivilities and disruptions in the classroom occur.