Best MPSA Conference Registration Discounts Available Through January 15

The 77th annual MPSA conference will be held April 4-7, 2019 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 upcoming MPSA conference. 

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Win Tickets to See Hamilton (Chicago) at CIBC Theatre on April 5, 2019 - One lucky MPSA conference registrant will win a pair of tickets to see Hamilton (Chicago) for the evening of Friday, April 5, 2019. When you register to attend the MPSA conference (by Noon EST on Thursday, December 27, 2018) you are automatically entered into the drawing for tickets to see Hamilton! Winner will be notified privately on Friday, December 28 and announced in the January issue of the MPSA newsletter. MPSA council members, program committee members, fee waiver scholarship recipients, vendors, and staff are not eligible to win. Questions? Please email

Conference Proposal Notifications - We are beginning to send acceptance notifications from the MPSA 2019 program committee via email. Notifications will continue to be sent to proposal submitters and co-authors through December. Please watch your email for an update on your conference proposals. You may also check your proposal status by logging in to the website and clicking the gold "CHECK PROPOSAL STATUS" button which will appear on the left sidebar. 

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An Invitation to Submit News Items - Please share news of promotions, awards (calls for nomination and recipient announcements welcome), and other good news by submitting the information via this brief form. MPSA staff will verify the information prior to sharing on the website, in the monthly newsletter (delivered mid-month), and in social media (as appropriate). 

Call for Applicants and Nominees: The Lamb Prize - The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science was created to support and reward undergraduate work that highlights innovation and good writing. The Prize is open to undergraduate students at colleges in the United States who are majoring in Political Science or one of its sub-fields. The application deadline is February 18, 2019. Additional information is available at

Call for Panelists: MPSA Professional Development - The MPSA Conference will offer several dozen professional development sessions on topics ranging from "Work Life Balance" to "Getting an AltAc Job" to "Public Engagement and Blogging." These sessions are important for attendees, and you can volunteer by simply going to the following form and selecting one of the sessions on which you are willing to serve.

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.