It’s official! The Eastern APA is moving to early January starting in 2015. Based on the survey results, this should greatly improve the lives of many people in our profession. Certainly, it will improve mine and my family’s. A big thanks to everyone who completed the APA survey as well the surveys here  and here  on Ethics Etc!
Here’s the message from the APA:
The Eastern Division Executive Committee has reviewed the results of the fall 2011 survey on meeting dates. In light of these results, the Committee has decided to change the dates of future Eastern Division meetings to early January: specifically, the end of the first full week in January (counting Monday as the first day of the week). These new meeting dates will take effect in the 2015/16 academic year.