Registration and Housing Open on July 1
APHA's 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo will take place Oct. 24-27 and begin with the Opening General Session on Sunday. Activities like business meetings and poster sessions will be virtual and start on Oct. 18. Check out the updated Schedule at a Glance.
In-person attendees will participate at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Virtual attendees will participate online from anywhere globally (at home, from the office, or even on the beach). The 2021 theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness."
Submit an abstract by the listed deadlines for the opportunity to present at APHA 2021:
Public Health Film Festival
The APHA 2021 film festival has two categories: short films and feature films. Short films (under 30 minutes) will screen online only. Feature films will be a mix of in-person and online sessions with live panel discussions that follow. Learn more about the film festival.
Host a Business Meeting or Reception in Denver or Online
After over a year of being apart, organizations can host an event in person at APHA 2021. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with the public health community this October. Meet with clients, alumni and partners, and engage with the public health community attending APHA 2021. Organizations that cannot host an event in person can opt to host a business meeting or reception remotely. Complete an application (PDF) before June 30 for early-bird rates. Learn more about hosting a business meeting or reception.
What to Expect at APHA 2021
We've made some significant changes to amplify the attendee experience at this year's meeting. Whether participating in Denver or from home, attendees will have access to high-quality scientific sessions, inspiring presentations and many opportunities to connect with peers. Check out the updated expanded schedule and learn why thousands of public health professionals choose to attend APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo.
- General and Featured Sessions: These key sessions will take place in Denver and be livestreamed to the virtual audience.
- Oral Sessions: We anticipate an even split of all oral sessions presentations — 50% in Denver and 50% online. Presenters in a session will be in the same meeting format (all virtual or all in-person). In-person attendees who are virtual presenters or want to watch virtual sessions should bring their laptop and present/watch in their hotel room or designated Wi-Fi-enabled space in the convention center.
- Poster Sessions: All poster sessions will be virtual. This year, we're adding an interactive element to allow poster presenters to communicate with attendees easily.
- Roundtable Sessions: All roundtable sessions will be virtual. New technologies will allow us to optimize virtual roundtable presentations.
Public Health Expo
APHA 2021 will have an expo in Denver and a virtual expo. All exhibitors will have a virtual presence allowing them to connect and engage with all attendees. The expo hall is already filling up! View the 2021 Public Health Expo floor plan for a list of participating organizations. All organizations interested in exhibiting should email APHA's exhibits manager, Edward Shipley.
In-Person vs. Virtual Experience
If you're wondering which format to pick, check out this page to help weigh the options.
Beware of Scams
Tech-savvy scammers are reaching out to our attendees claiming to sell attendee lists; this is a scam! APHA exhibitors may purchase mailing lists or request to have an email sent out on their behalf. APHA does not give out attendee email addresses. APHA's Exhibits Manager, Edward Shipley, manages all mailing lists. If you receive an email from anyone other than Edward, please do not respond.