October 3, 2019 - Papers, Roundtables, and Complete Panel Proposal Deadline
December 5, 2019 - Subfield Proposal and Working Group Deadline
Instructions for Submitting Proposals
Proposals are to be submitted online
2020 Proposal Form which will be available in August 2019.
Proposals should be submitted
directly to the appropriate section heads of the 2020 Program Committee using the
online form. Do not send the same proposal to more than two section heads.
Submitting a proposal to two section heads does not increase the chance of
having the proposal accepted.
If you are offering to serve as a
chair or discussant, please indicate your fields of expertise and provide a
statement of your interests. Individuals may participate on no more than three panels,
Standing ePanels, poster, JSS, or Lightning Talk. Participants may give two
paper presentations (only one may be single-authored), and serve as a chair
and/or discussant on a third session. Roundtables are exempt from participation
limits. Groups not affiliated with the MPSA that wish to sponsor sessions
should contact the MPSA (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange this.
Papers may be presented on a panel,
Standing ePanel, poster, JSS, or Lightning Talk session format.
The 2020 meeting will take place
over four days, on a Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon schedule of sessions.
By submitting a proposal, individuals agree to be available to participate in
sessions during any of the four days of the conference. Requests for specific
days or times for participation are not accepted, except for reasons related to
religious observance or unusual family circumstances. Though
the MPSA does value teaching, approximately 80% of attendees teach and we
cannot schedule around participant’s teaching schedule. Special scheduling
requests must be submitted to
email@example.com, no later than November
The Midwest Political Science
Association reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received from
an individual or individuals desiring to participate in the annual meeting.
2021 Conference, Thursday April 15 – Sunday, April 18
2022 Conference, Thursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 10
Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 16