Initial Proposal Decisions
Section heads for panel and roundtables sections have started to make acceptance decisions, and they will continue to make acceptance decisions over the next few weeks. Please login to your account and check the status of your submission. Once logged in, select the option to "Check Status of Your Submission" from the Conference menu above and a list of your submissions will appear. Once a decision has been reached regarding your submission, you will see an action button in the status column to confirm or decline your participation. Each offer to participate must be responded to individually, even if multiple roles during the same session (i.e., chair/discussant).
Click on a link below to search the current 2014 conference program. NOTE: Date and time assignments will be made available in January 2014.
Participant Name Session Format Section
Panel Chairs and Panel/Poster Discussants Needed
Looking for a new way to get involved at the MPSA conference? Consider serving as a panel chair or panel/poster discussant for the 72nd annual MPSA conference at the Palmer House Hilton, April 3-6, 2014. The panel chair introduces the panel, the author(s) and their papers. The panel/poster discussant(s) monitors the time allotted for each presentation, records attendance and nominates papers for MPSA awards. The chair also ensures that presenters upload their papers prior to the conference so discussants can prepare their remarks. Discussants provide feedback regarding research papers and posters, record attendance and recommend papers/posters for MPSA awards. Read more about panel chair and panel/poster discussant roles.
Hotel Reservations Now Accepted for MPSA 2014
Reservations are now being accepted at the official conference hotels for MPSA 2014: the Palmer House Hilton, the Hilton Chicago and Hostelling International Chicago. If more than one person is staying in the room, please ensure that each person’s name is on the reservation so each person qualifies for the reduced conference registration rate. (Note: Registration does not include the hotel reservation.) Learn more about your hotel options and make your reservation.
Serve on a Professional Development Roundtable
The MPSA is organizing a new series of roundtables for MPSA 2014 that deal with professional development issues, ranging from "What to expect on your first tenure track job" to "Getting your book published" to "How to build a mentoring network." Click here to learn more about available professional development roundtables, recommend your own topic or roundtable leaders or offer to serve. NOTE: Serving as a member of a roundtable does not count against your limit of participating on two panels.