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Submission Guidelines

Call for Proposals 78th Annual MPSA Conference  

Proposals will soon be accepted for the 78th Annual MPSA conference, April 16-19, 2020 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.  

  • Paper, Roundtable, Complete Panel Proposals Due: October 3, 2019
  • Subfield and Working Group Proposals Due: December 5, 2019
  • Undergraduate Subfield Proposals Due: December 5, 2019

Session formats for 2020 include (1) Complete Panel/Paper Session, (2) Lightning Talk, (3) Poster, (4) Lecture, (5) Roundtable, (6) Junior Scholar Symposium, and (7) working group. Please click here to view detailed session format information and session role descriptions (paper presenter, chair, discussant, etc.). Please click here for presenter guidelines.

The preliminary schedule will be posted on the MPSA website in mid-January under the Annual Conference tab with specific days and times of sessions.  At that time, you will be able to search on your name and print the pertinent information, if needed. 

You do not need to be a member of the MPSA to submit a proposal, but you must be logged into the MPSA website. If you think you may have an existing account (e.g. attended the conference, submitted a proposal, been a member), please click here to retrieve your existing username and password . If you do not have an account for the website, you may create one by following this link. Please contact our membership staff with questions or concerns about your username and password.

MPSA has over 80 sections to which you may submit a proposal. Please click here to view a complete list of sections and their descriptions