The 2014 MPSA conference was held Thursday, April 3 - 6, 2014, at the Historic Palmer House Hilton hotel in Chicago.The 2014 conference had several new elements, including the Empire Lecture Series, an Open Discussion session where people can meet and discuss a topic of common interest without pre-planned presentations, and a section with Professional and Career Development sessions. In addition, there will be new section that will include review articles and articles on the state of a subfield called "Politics in Review."
Conference presentations are organized by topic in more than 70 sections based on different subfields or areas of study. Many of these are interdisciplinary and draw scholars from different fields, providing a variety of perspectives. As our attendee survey and comments from past attendees attest, this is a popular conference. In 2013, more than 5,700 presenters from the United States and 55 countries throughout the world presented more than 4,700 papers. (View photos of the 2013 MPSA conference here.)
The 2014 conference kicks off with the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening. Other highlights are the Exhibitors' Reception on Thursday night and the President’s Reception on Saturday evening. As always, the hub of activity at the conference is the Exhibit Hall, open Thursday through Saturday.
2014 Program Overview (pdf) Empire Series