Conference Registration Information 

MPSA Annual Conference registration rates are determined by:

  • Your MPSA membership status, (membership must be valid through April 2018 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.

When you are logged into the website, a gold CONFERENCE REGISTRATION button will appear below.

MPSA Conference Registration Rates for 2018

Early
In-Hotel*
Early
Out-Hotel*
Regular
In-Hotel*
Regular
Out-Hotel*
Onsite
In-Hotel*
Onsite
Out-Hotel*
Through
January 16
Through 
January 16
January 17 -
March 15
January 17 -
March 15
After
March 15
After
March 15
                 
Professional (Member) $235 $295 $285 $345 $295 $355
Graduate Student (Member) $75 $105 $125 $155 $135 $165
Undergraduate Student (Member) $75 $105 $75 $105 $95 $125
Retired (Member) $75 $105 $125 $155 $135 $165
Non-Member** $375 $435 $425 $485 $435 $495









Subject to Change - Effective February 12, 2018  
 
*In Hotel/Out-Hotel - In Hotel rates apply to registered guests of the Palmer House, Chicago Hilton, and Chicago residents. If applicable, an additional out-of-hotel fee will be added to your shopping cart automatically.

** Includes one year of complimentary 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?

While most of our conference attendees prefer to register online, it is also possible to register for the conference by check. If you would rather pay 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 I do not have a reservation at 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.)

Win Dinner on Us in Chicago (or Almost Anywhere Else) with a $200 OpenTable Gift Card  

One lucky MPSA conference registrant will win a $200 OpenTable gift card to use durng the upcoming conference in Chicago or at any restaurant participating in the Open Table Gifts program. When you register to attend the MPSA conference (by Noon EST on Friday, February 23, 2018) you are automatically entered into the drawing for the OpenTable gift card! Winner will be notified privately on Friday, February 23 and announced in the March issue of the MPSA newsletter. Undergraduate students, MPSA council members, program committee members, fee waiver scholarship recipients, vendors, and staff are not eligible to win. Questions? Please email mpsainfo@mpsanet.org.