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MPSA Annual Conference

The 73rd annual MPSA conference will be held April 16-19, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Conference presentations are organized by topic in more than 80 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.  (View past conference programs and photos.)

2015 Conference Program

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Participant Name    Session Format    Section   

MPSA 2015 Program Overview

Wednesday, April 15

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Registration 4th Floor
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    MPSA Welcome Reception Red Lacquer, 4th Floor

Thursday, April 16

7:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration 4th Floor
9:30 am – 7:30 pm                    Exhibits Grand and State, 4th Floor
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
12:20 pm – 2:20 pm                  MPSA Council Meeting & Luncheon                TBA    
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    MPSA Mentoring Reception Red Lacquer, 4th Floor
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    MPSA Exhibitor Reception Grand and State, 4th Floor
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    MPSA First Time Attendee Reception Empire, Lobby Level    
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    MPSA Mentoring Reception Red Lacquer, 4th Floor                      
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm                    MPSA Minority Caucus Reception Crystal, 3rd Floor
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm                  MPSA 2015 Program Committee Reception TBA    

Friday, April 17

7:00 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration 4th Floor
8:00 am – 9:30 am                    JSS, Panels, Roundtables
8:00 am – 9:30 am                    Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
9:30 am – 6:30 pm                    Exhibits Grand and State, 4th Floor
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    Speed Networking Adams, 6th Floor
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    JSS, Panels, Posters, Roundtables
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    MPSA Mentoring Reception Red Lacquer, 4th Floor
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    MPSA Annual Mentoring Kickoff Meeting Red Lacquer, 4th Floor
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm                    AJPS Editorial Board Meeting Crystal, 4th Floor
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm                    AJPS Reception for Reviewers                             Crystal, 4th Floor                          

Saturday, April 18

7:00 am – 5:00 pm                    Registration                                                      4th Floor
8:00 am – 9:30 am                    Panels and Roundtables          
8:00 am – 9:30 am                    Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
9:30 am – 5:00 pm                    Exhibits                                                            Grand and State, 4th Floor
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  Panels, Posters, Roundtables
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  Panels, Posters, Roundtables
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    Panels, Posters, Roundtables
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                    Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    Panels, Posters, Roundtables
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm                    Speed Networking                                             Adams, 6th Floor
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm                    Panels and Roundtables
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm                    MPSA Business Meeting                                   Red Lacquer, 4th Floor
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm                    MPSA President’s Reception                             Red Lacquer, 4th Floor

Sunday, April 19

7:30 am – 11:40 am                  Registration                                                     4th Floor
8:00 am – 9:30 am                    Panels and Roundtables
9:45 am – 11:15 am                  Panels and Roundtables
11:30 am – 1:00 pm                  Panels and Roundtables Effective 10/17/2014
*Subject to Change

Future Conference Dates

  • 73rd Annual Conference, April 16-19, 2015
  • 74th Annual Conference, April 7-10, 2016
  • 75th Annual Conference, April 6-9, 2017
  • 76th Annual Conference, April 5-8, 2018
  • 77th Annual Conference, April 4-7, 2019
  • 78th Annual Conference, April 16-19, 2020
  • 79th Annual Conference, April 15-18, 2021
  • 80th Annual Conference, April 7-10, 2022
  • 81st Annual Conference, April 13-16, 2023