Save the Date for the 80th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference!
Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16, 2023
In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL
with an Option to Present Virtually

Exhibit, Advertise and Sponsor

We invite you to secure your chance to share information about your organization, its books, products and services, and network with members and attendees through exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship opportunities throughout the conference. We have some great bundle deals featuring options to get in front of not only in-person but also virtual conference attendees, expanding your outreach and visibility to more professionals in the political science community. For questions or assistance, please contact MPSA Professional Development Manager, Lewis Hoss at or (812) 558-0588, ext. 13.

About the Conference

The MPSA Annual Conference historically hosts more than 5,000 attendees from 60+ countries across more than 90 political interest areas. The conference brings together scholars, researchers and decision makers in the political science community to exchange information and address the latest scholarship in political science. All conference events, including research panels, networking and mentoring receptions, will be held in-person at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Hotel rooms will be available at various price points at the Palmer House and at multiple nearby hotels. With two international airports (ORD and MDW) and a major Amtrak station, travel to Chicago is easy from almost any location.

The conference has the international and multidisciplinary research collaboration opportunities you seek and the networking opportunities and professional development sessions tailored to help you take the next step with your research.

View the recap video below from the 79th Annual MPSA Conference which was held in a hybrid format – April 7-10, 2022!

MPSA Code of Conduct at Events

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free, hospitable and productive meeting environment for everyone attending our events, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, religion or belief. All conference participants must agree to abide by the MPSA Code of Conduct at Events as well as the MPSA Streaming and Recording Policy.

About the MPSA

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) was founded in 1939 and is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science. Home of the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), one of the top-ranked academic journals in the discipline, the purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems.

As such, MPSA is a nonpartisan association. It does not support political parties or candidates.


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Future MPSA Conference Dates

    • Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7, 2024
    • Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6, 2025
    • Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2026
    • Thursday, April 1 – Sunday, April 4, 2027
    • Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2028