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How to Reference a Presentation in APA Style in a CV

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A CV (curriculum vitae, Latin for “course of life”) is a helpful way to keep track of your professional accomplishments--a critical component of job applications, and a necessary attachment to certain professional submissions. You should format the style of your CV according to your professional field. If you work in education, psychology, a social science, science or medicine, format the CV in American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Put your name at the beginning of the reference, with the last name followed by a comma and then your first initial followed by a period.

Put the month and year of the presentation in parentheses after the period, with a comma after the month. Put a period outside the parentheses.

Italicize the title of the presentation. With the exception of proper nouns, only capitalize the first letter of the title and the first letter after a colon.

Give a one-sentence description of the presentation. Include information about the audience and the location.

Indent every line except the first line so that your last name is separated from the body of the reference.


Remember that the CV reference is in APA style. Do not write a wordy or biased description of the presentation. Present the information clearly and concisely.