77th Annual MPSA Conference

April 4-7, 2019 

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL 

Program Chairs: 
Jon Rogowski, Harvard University; 
Betsy Sinclair, Washington University in St Louis


Need a Receipt for your Conference Registration? Pre-registered 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. If you registered on-site, a receipt was sent directly to your email upon transaction.

An Invitation to Chairs and Discussants - Nominate Outstanding Research: MPSA strongly encourages individuals with section or panel responsibilities to nominate outstanding research to be considered for a field, subfield, or career stage awards. All nominations must be made by conference chairs, discussants, and section heads. Deadline: July 1, 2019  Learn more at www.MPSAnet.org/awards

Add Your Research to the MPSA Conference Program and Access Participant Information - Conference participants: Please upload your research to the online conference program for review by your discussant(s) and colleagues. When signed in to the online program, you can also access the email addresses for fellow participants. The online program serves as a place to share papers and presentation resources for research presented at the 77th annual MPSA Conference. Instructions and tips for navigating the online program - including uploading research and accessing participant information (.pdf). 


The 77th annual Midwest Political Science Association conference will be held April 4-7, 2019 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL USA. The MPSA Conference Program Chairs and section heads have invited proposals reflecting the best thinking in the discipline, informed by theory, research and practical application. The deadlines for submitting proposals have now passed.  

Conference presentations are organized by topic in more than 80 sections based on different subfields or areas of study. Many of these are interdisciplinary and draw scholars from 50+ countries and a multitude of fields, providing a variety of perspectives.  

To offer to serve as a discussant, please follow this link to indicate your field(s) of expertise and to provide a statement of your interest. Individuals may participate on no more than three panels, poster, JSS, standing poster, or lightning talk sessions. 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 MPSA that wish to sponsor sessions may make arrangements by sending a message to the MPSA office (conf@mpsant.org).

The 2019 meeting will take place over four days, with a Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon schedule of sessions. By submitting a proposal, individuals have agreed to be available to participate in sessions during any of the four days of the conference. Request 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 teaching schedules. Special scheduling requests must have been submitted to the MPSA office no later than November 21, 2018.

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.