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Registration Information

MPSA Annual Conference registration rates are determined by:

  • Your membership status,
  • 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 hotel reservations. 

2015 MPSA Conference Registration Rates

MPSA 2015 Conference Registration Opens Mid-November 2015 

“In Hotel” rates apply to registered guests of the Palmer House, Chicago Hilton, or Chicago residents. Non-Political Science professionals may register at the MPSA member rate by completing this .pdf and returning to the MPSA office.  

The deadline to register for the conference and guarantee a place on the program is March 2, 2015. Advanced registration closes March 23, 2015. 

MPSA MEMBER RATES

STANDARD RATES

EARLY

REGULAR

ONSITE

EARLY

REGULAR

ONSITE

On or
before
January 14

January 15 -  March 23,  2015

After
March 23, 2015 

On or
before
January 14

January 15 -  March 23,  2015

After
March 23, 2015 

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

$185

$245

$210

$270

$260 

$320 

Professional *

$305

$365

$330

$390 

$380

$440

Retiree            

$85

$105

$110

$130

 $160

$180 

Retiree *

$145

$165

 $170

$190

$190

$240

Grad Student

 $75

$95 

$100

$120

$150 

$170 

Grad Student *

 $135

$155

$160

$180 

$210

$230

Undergraduate

$45

$45

$45

$45

$45 

$45 

Undergraduate

$45

$45

 $45

$45 

$45

$45

 

 * 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. 

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. In essence, the attendees who stay outside the conference hotels are "free riders."