Call for Papers and Proposals 

76th Annual Conference
April 5-8, 2018
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL 

Program Chairs:
Antoine Banks, University of Maryland-College Park
Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University
S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University 

Papers, Roundtables, and Complete Panel Proposal Deadline: October 6, 2017
Subfield Proposal and Working Group Deadline: December 8, 2017

Instructions for Submitting Proposals
Proposals are to be submitted online using the 2018 Proposal Form once available on our website this summer.

Proposals should be submitted directly to the appropriate section heads of the 2018 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. Roundtables are exempt from participation limits. Groups not affiliated with MPSA that wish to sponsor sessions should contact the MPSA (conf@mpsant.org) to arrange this.

The 2018 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 teaching schedules. Special scheduling requests must be submitted to conf@mpsanet.org no later than November 22, 2017.

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