Conference Registration Information 

MPSA Annual Conference registration rates are determined by:

  • Your MPSA membership status (To qualify for the discounted MPSA member rate, your membership must be valid through April 2019. Please follow this link to learn more about MPSA membership. To register for the conference at the member rate, please note that conference registration must be made as a second transaction.),
  • 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.


Advance MPSA Conference Registration is now closed. 

Registration will be available at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago (State Ballroom, 4th Floor) during the following hours:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019     4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Thursday, April 4, 2019      7:30 am – 5:00 pm
 Friday, April 5, 2019  7:00 am – 5:00 pm    
 Saturday, April 6, 2019  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
 Sunday, April 7, 2019  7:30 am – 11:40 am 





Please remember to register or pick up your MPSA conference name badge (if already registered) upon your arrival at the Palmer House allowing ample time to navigate the process. You will need your name badge to attend evening meetings and receptions and events throughout the conference!  


MPSA Conference Onsite Registration Rates for 2019

   Onsite Registration
Professional (Member) $314 $384
Graduate Student (Member) $135 $170
Retired (Member) $135 $170
Non-Member** $465 $535
Undergraduate Student (Member) $75 $75
Non-Member Undergraduate Student** $105 $105

Subject to Change - Revised 1/16/19

*In Hotel/Out-Hotel - In Hotel rates apply to registered guests of the Palmer House, Chicago Hilton, and Chicago residents. Out-hotel rates are slightly higher and apply for those staying outside of the official conference hotels.

** Non-member rates include 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 www.MPSAnet.org, 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.)