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78th Annual MPSA Conference

April 16-19, 2020 

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Program Chairs:
Eleanor Neff Powell, University of Wisconsin – Madison;  
Jessica L.P. Weeks, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Proposal Deadlines
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 using the 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 (conf@mpsanet.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 conf@mpsanet.org, no later than November 20, 2019.

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.

Future Conferences  

2021 Conference, Thursday April 15 – Sunday, April 18
2022 Conference, Thursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 10
2023 Conference, Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 16