Conference Registration Information

MPSA Annual Conference registration rates are determined by:

  • Your MPSA membership status, (membership must be valid through April 2017 to receive discounted rate),
  • When you register, and,
  • Where you book your hotel (except if you live within a 50-miles radius of Chicago).

MPSA does not accept purchase orders, wire transfers, or bank transfers as payment. Registration is not refundable.


Registration grants attendees access to panels and poster sessions, the exhibit hall and select receptions. Neither meals nor hotel accommodations are included with your conference registration fee. You are responsible for making your own hotel and childcare reservations. 


Advanced MPSA Conference Registration is now closed.

Registration will be available on site at the Palmer House Hilton (Fourth Floor) during the following hours:  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017    
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Thursday, April 6, 2017    7:30 am – 5:00 pm
 Friday, April 7, 2017  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
 Saturday, April 8, 2017  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
 Sunday, April 9, 2017   7:30 am – 11:40 am 

Please remember to register or pick up your MPSA conference name badge (if already registered) upon your arrival at the Palmer House allowing ample time to navigate the process. You will need your name badge to attend evening meetings and receptions and conference events throughout the week!  


MPSA Conference Registration Rates for 2017

“In Hotel” rates apply to registered guests of the Palmer House, Chicago Hilton, and Chicago residents.  The deadline to register for the conference and guarantee a place on the program is February 28, 2017.

MPSA MEMBER RATES

 

NON-MEMBER RATES

Membership must be valid through April to receive discounts. 

EARLY


REGULAR

 

ONSITE

 

EARLY

 

REGULAR

 

ONSITE

Through
January 12, 2017


January 13 -  March 17, 2017

 


After
 
March 17,  
2017

 


Through

January 12, 2017

 

January 13 -  March 17, 2017

 


After 

March 17,
2017

In 
Hotel

Out Hotel

In Hotel

Out 
Hotel

 

In Hotel

Out 
Hotel

 

In 
Hotel

Out Hotel

 

In Hotel

Out 
Hotel

 

In Hotel

Out 
Hotel

Professional

$220

$285

$250

$315

 

$280

$345

 

Professional *

$345

$410

 

$375

$440

 

$405

$470


Retiree            

$87

$112

 

$117

$142

 

 $147

$172 

 

Retiree *

$145

$160

 

 $165

$190

 

$195

$220


Grad Student

 $75

$100 

 

$105

$130

 

$135 

$160 

 

Grad Student *

 $148

$163

 

$178

$193

 

$208

$223


Undergraduate

$47

$47

 

$47

$47

 

$47 

$47 

 

Undergraduate*

$62

$62

 

 $62

$62

 

$62

$62

                     *Includes twelve months of electronic MPSA membership.

                                                                                                         

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are registering for another person, please log in to the website using THEIR account. The logged in user is the one who will be registered for the conference. If you don't have the other person's username/password, please email conf@mpsanet.org for registration assistance. 



How do I register for the conference by mail?

To register for the conference by check, please print and enclose this conference registration form.pdf when submitting payment to the MPSA office. Non-Political Science professionals may register at the MPSA member rate by contacting the MPSA office at conf@mpsanet.org.

Why is registration higher if you do not book a conference hotel?  

When the MPSA negotiates a contract with a conference hotel, the association receives free meeting space in exchange for a guarantee that it will use a specific number of sleeping rooms. If attendees do not use the required number of sleeping rooms, the MPSA must pay the cost for these unused rooms, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, the more sleeping rooms that conference attendees use, the more attractive the MPSA conference becomes to a hotel, and the MPSA can negotiate even lower room rates. 

How can I access a receipt for my conference registration? 

Conference attendees can print registration receipts from the website. Just log in at  www.MPSAnet.org, and click the "My Account" button at the top of the screen, then click the "Manage My Account" link. Scroll down to the "Recent Orders" section to see all recent transactions. Each transaction can be printed from this page by clicking on the "View" button. A .pdf of your receipt will open in a new window which will permit you to download or print the document. ( More MPSA Conference FAQs)