Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology | Société Canadienne D'Apprentissage Psychomoteur et de Psychologie du Sport

SCAPPS 2021 Online Conference


Conference: Oct 15-22

(Registration Information Below!)

The SCAPPS 2021 Online Conference planning committee (hosted by Nipissing University) includes: Diane Ste-Marie (Chair), Cheryl Glazebrook, Steve Hansen, April Karlinski, Barbi Law, Kathleen Mellano, Christine Pacewicz, and Laura St. Germain.

October 15 

Come open with us! Join us for the official opening and Young Scientist Award Presentations.

October 16-19

Something on your own! Engage in self-directed reading/watching of uploaded scientific content.

October 19

Come discuss with us! A symposium is being put on by fellow SCAPPS members titled, Building Capacity for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on Tuesday, October 19, 1:00-2:30pm EDT. The symposium will entail three 20-minute presentations followed by a question/answer and discussion session.

October 20-22

Come “conference” with us! Throughout these dates we will have the Keynotes and Invited Lectures, the Annual General Meeting, Verbal Presentations with Q&A, and Poster Sessions. For more information on our invited speakers, click here:

October 20 (Students Only!)

Come socialize with us! The student social will take place Wednesday, October 20, 5:30–7:00pm EDT (approximate time) on Gathertown where you can move an avatar around a virtual environment to socialize with others. There will be game stations set up throughout the virtual environment!

October 21

Come learn with us! The student professional development event will involve certain SCAPPS members in different stages of their careers presenting a “Day in Their Lives”. After a short presentation, students will have time for questions and discussion. The event will take place on Thursday, October 21 from 3:30-5:00pm EDT (approximate time). If you select this event, later during the registration process, you will be asked to select all the career stages that you are interested in attending. Please select all that interest you; this will help us plan the timing and sequence of the event.

October 22

Come laugh with us! We have entertainment planned for the closing of the conference. A stand-up comedian group called Comics Not Otherwise Specified will entertain the SCAPPS community with their talent and wit on Friday, October 22 from 4:00-5:00 pm EDT (approximate time). For more information about each of the comedians, click here:

A big thank you goes out to all those who have volunteered to assist with abstract review and Young Scientist Award applications. The committees include:

Motor Learning and Control: Steven Hansen (Chair), Cheryl Glazebrook, April Karlinski, Jae Patterson, Liz Sanli

Sport Psychology: Kathleen Mellano (Co-chair), Christine Pacewicz (Co-chair), Mark Bruner, Bradley Young, Blair Evans, Colin McLaren

Exercise Psychology: Barbi Law (Chair), Kristina Karvinen, Harry Prapavessis, Shaelyn Strachan


$50 (09/15-10/14)

Fee for Trainee registration

(Students & Post-docs)

Must be a member to buy


$80 (09/15-10/14)

Fee for Professional registration

(Faculty, Fellows & Other Professionals)

Must be a member to buy

Early bird registration is now August 1 until September 14 (remember, you must be an active SCAPPS member to register for the conference–you can renew your membership here: Registration closes October 15. Registration extended to Friday, October 22 at 8:00am EDT. Costs are listed below. Eventbrite is being used for registration this year as it is supported by the WHOVA conference platform. The Symposium, Student Social, Professional Development, and Entertainment (described above) must be selected by interested members during the registration process. These have been created as “add ons” in Eventbrite, though there is no extra cost for any of them. When registering, kindly take the time to indicate your intentions in regards to these varied ‘add ons’.

Early registration: Aug 1-Sep 14
Trainee: $30 | Professional: $60

Conference registration: Sep 15-Oct 22
Trainee: $50 | Professional: $80

Conference Program

Abstract Submission: CLOSED

Abstracts are limited to 250 words and should include a brief introduction/literature review, description of the methods and results, and a discussion/conclusion. Data-based abstracts are required for submission. Given the anticipated slow-down in data collection activities due to COVID-19, partial data sets at the time of abstract submission will be accepted. Authors must indicate they are on track for a full data-set presentation at the time of the conference, and will be required to update their abstracts at a later date before the abstracts are published in the Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport.

Symposia submissions: CLOSED

YSA submission:

Click here for Oral Presentation Information

Click here for Poster Presentation Information