Call for Papers and Proposals

75th Annual Conference
April 6-9, 2017
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Program Chairs:
Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside
Jennifer Lawless, American University

Papers, Roundtables, and Complete Panel Proposal DEADLINE EXTENDED: October 18, 2016
Subfield Proposal DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 8, 2016

Instructions for Submitting Proposals

Proposals are now accepted for the 75th Annual MPSA conference, April 6-9, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Sign in to the website to reveal a proposal submission button below. 

Proposals should be submitted directly to the appropriate section heads of the 2017 Program Committee using the online form. Do not send the same proposal to more than two section heads. Submitting a proposal to two section heads does not increase the chance of having the proposal accepted.

If you are offering to serve as a chair or discussant, please indicate your fields of expertise and provide a statement of your interest. Individuals may participate on no more than three panels, poster, JSS, or lightning talk sessions. Participants may give two paper presentations (only one may be single authored), and serve as a chair and/or discussant on a third session. Roundtable are exempt from participation limits. Groups not affiliated with MPSA that wish to sponsor sessions should contact the MPSA ( to arrange this.

Papers may be presented on a panel, poster, JSS, or in a lightning talk format.

The 2017 meeting will take place over four days, on a Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon schedule of sessions. By submitting a proposal, individuals agree to be available to participate in sessions during any of the four days of the conference. Request for specific days or times for participation are not accepted, except for reasons related to religious observance or unusual family circumstances. Thought he MPSA does value teaching, approximately 80% of attendees teach and we cannot schedule around anyone’s teaching schedule. Special scheduling requests must be submitted to no later than November 22, 2016.

The Midwest Political Science Association reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received from an individual or individuals desiring to participate in the annual meeting.