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.

When you are signed in to the website, a gold "REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE" button will appear below.

 

MPSA Conference Registration Rates for 2019

  Early
In-Hotel*
Early
Out-Hotel*
  Regular
In-Hotel*
Regular
Out-Hotel*
   Onsite Registration
  Through
January 15

 
Through
January 15

 
  January 16 -
March 15

 
January 16 -
March 15

 
  In-Hotel* 
 
Out-Hotel*
 
Professional (Member) $254 $324   $304 $374   $314 $384
Graduate Student (Member) $75 $110   $125 $160   $135 $170
Retired (Member) $75 $110   $125 $160   $135 $170
Non-Member** $405 $475   $455 $525   $465 $535
                 
Undergraduate Student (Member) $75 $75   $75 $75   $75 $75
Non-Member Undergraduate Student*** $105 $105   $105 $105   $105 $105

Subject to Change - Effective October 25, 2018

*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.

*** Non-Member Undergraduate Students - Please email the MPSA office for information on how to register at the posted rate. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are registering for another person, please log in to the website using THEIR account. The logged in user is the one who will be registered for the conference. If you don't have the other person's username/password, please email conf@mpsanet.org for registration assistance.

$375

ENTER TO WIN two tickets to see at CIBC Theatre on April 5, 2019

Enter to 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 the Hamilton tickets! 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  mpsainfo@mpsanet.org 


How do I register for the conference by mail?

While most of our conference attendees prefer to register online, it is also possible to register for the conference by check. If you would rather pay by check, please print and enclose this conference registration form .pdf when submitting payment to the MPSA office. Non-Political Science professionals may register at the MPSA member rate by contacting the MPSA office at conf@mpsanet.org. 

 

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.)