Conference Registration Information 

MPSA Annual Conference registration rates are determined by:

  • Your MPSA membership status, (membership must be valid through April 2018 to receive discounted rate),
  • When you register, and,
  • Where you book your hotel (except if you live within a 50-miles radius of Chicago).

MPSA does not accept purchase orders, wire transfers, or bank transfers as payment. Registration is not refundable.

Registration grants attendees access to panels and poster sessions, the exhibit hall and select receptions. Neither meals nor hotel accommodations are included with your conference registration fee. You are responsible for making your own hotel and childcare reservations.

2019 Conference Registration Rates will be available in September 2018

Onsite MPSA Conference Registration Rates for 2018

Onsite rates apply after March 16, 2018.
  MPSA Members   Non-Members**
  In-Hotel* Out Hotel*   In-Hotel* Out Hotel*
Professional   $295 $355   $435 $495
Graduate Student   $135 $165   $215 $245
Undergraduate Student  $75 $75   $105 $105
Retired   $135 $165   $435 $495

 Subject to Change - Updated April 3, 2018  

*In Hotel/Out-Hotel - In Hotel rates apply to registered guests of the Palmer House, Chicago Hilton, and Chicago residents. If applicable, an additional out-of-hotel fee will be added to your shopping cart automatically. 

** Includes one year of complimentary electronic MPSA membership.



Why is registration higher if I do not have a reservation at a conference hotel?  

When the MPSA negotiates a contract with a conference hotel, the association receives free meeting space in exchange for a guarantee that it will use a specific number of sleeping rooms. If attendees do not use the required number of sleeping rooms, the MPSA must pay the cost for these unused rooms, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, the more sleeping rooms that conference attendees use, the more attractive the MPSA conference becomes to a hotel, and the MPSA can negotiate even lower room rates. 

How can I access a receipt for my conference registration? 

Conference attendees can print registration receipts from the website. Just log in at, and click the "My Account" button at the top of the screen, then click the "Manage My Account" link. Scroll down to the "Recent Orders" section to see all recent transactions. Each transaction can be printed from this page by clicking on the "View" button. A .pdf of your receipt will open in a new window which will permit you to download or print the document. ( More MPSA Conference FAQs.)