Register Today
for the 2018
MPSA Conference
in Chicago

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, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more and register for the 2018 MPSA conference. 


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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

Preliminary Conference Schedule now Available - The preliminary program* for the 2018 MPSA conference is now available here. The online program is searchable by participant name, session format, section and date/time. You do not need to be logged in to the site to view the preliminary conference program here and on the left sidebar of this webpage.

Still need to register for the 76th Annual MPSA conference in Chicago? - Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. Learn more HERE and register for the conference. All participating presenters must register by February 16, 2018, to secure their place in the program. (When you are signed in on the website, a gold conference registration button will appear below.)

Still need to confirm or decline your participation in the conference? Please log in to this website and click “Check Proposal Status” or send us an email ( to let us know if we should include you in the role(s) on the conference program.

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. Learn more and volunteer.

MPSA Adopts Anti-Harassment and Professional Conduct Policy – On April 16, 2017, MPSA adopted an Anti-Harassment and Professional Conduct Policy modeled closely on the American Political Science Association Anti-Harassment Policy which outlines expectations for all who attend and participate in MPSA events and meetings. Read the policy here.  


New NSF Solicitation Concerning the 2020 ANES - The National Science Foundation has released a solicitation for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.  The solicitation announcement (NSF 18-519) can be found at   The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal. If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either or (703) 292-7284.

Call for Submissions – The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics – The Spring submission deadline is February 1. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at

Call for Proposals for 2018 Elsie Hillman Prize - The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is pleased to announce the competition for the new 2018 Elsie Hillman Prize for Research on Women and American Politics.  Learn more. Deadline: February 2, 2018

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School Teachers and College and University Faculty - Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Learn more about the NEH Summer Programs. Application deadlines: March 1  


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