Onsite MPSA
Conference Registration
Begins April 4

The 76th annual MPSA conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL USA. Discounts are available for MPSA members and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. 

Learn more about registration for the 2018 MPSA conference. 

Registration Information

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Does not include session locations. Additionally, the schedule for subfield sections, including undergraduate poster sessions, will be available in early January.

Please note that the conference program is intended as a service for MPSA conference attendees and others wishing to verify attendee participation. This resource is not intended for marketing or other business development purposes. 

Conference Updates

Advance MPSA Conference Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago during the following hours:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Thursday, April 5, 2018    7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 6, 2018 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018  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!  Sign in to the website to view the list of currently registered attendees here


Volunteer to Serve as a Discussant or Chair - We want to be sure that a discussant is available to provide feedback on all of the research presented at the upcoming MPSA conference. Please consider volunteering your expertise to demonstrate your support of your colleagues in the discipline. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiscSection (Graduate students: Roles are also available for you at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GradStudent2018

Call for Applications - Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching - In its inaugural year, the Course Hero-WW Fellowship will identify five outstanding junior faculty members. Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $40,000—approximately $30,000 to support the engagement of a student assistant and the balance to be used for research and travel support. Deadline: April 30, 2018 Learn more and apply: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/coursehero

Call for Participation - Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference , Norfolk, Virginia, October 11-13, 2018  The call to participate is now open to all applied social scientists, as well as those looking to use their social science skills in applied and clinical areas. Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2018. For more information email: aacsprogram@gmail.com or www.aacsnet.net/2018-conference-aacs/

Allegations of Misconduct

January 22, 2018

MPSA Members,

As some of you may be aware, earlier this month, an allegation of inappropriate conduct was made involving one of our officers in 2002.

We – the President, President-elect, and the Immediate Past President of the MPSA – want to assure each of our members that we are committed to the highest standards of professional conduct from the association’s officers and members. We are also committed to ensuring the highest standards of due process are met.

The allegations are currently being reviewed by the University of Michigan's Office for Institutional Equity. At this point, we are actively monitoring the situation, and intend to wait for the pending review to produce necessary additional information and guidance. Whatever the outcome, the MPSA is fully committed to working to strengthen our policies and procedures to ensure that all of our members are treated with dignity and respect when interacting with the MPSA and its affiliates.


Vincent L. Hutchings, MPSA President
Elisabeth Gerber, MPSA President-Elect
Jan Leighley, MPSA Immediate Past President

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