79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference
Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10, 2022
Hybrid Format: Attend In-Person or Virtually

Call for Papers, Roundtables and Complete Panel Proposals

The Conference Program Chairs and Section Heads invite you to submit proposals that reflect the best thinking in the discipline, informed by theory, research, and practical application for the 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 7-10, 2022. The conference will be a hybrid format which will provide the flexibility for attendees to participate either in-person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL or online in a virtual format.

All conference events, including research panels, networking and mentoring receptions, will be held at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. This year with a hybrid format, those who elect to attend virtually will be able to participate in panels and roundtables in real time.

Proposal deadlines are as follows:

October 8, 2021: Papers, Roundtables and Complete Panels
December 8, 2021: Subfields, Undergraduate Sections and Working Groups​​

Submitting a Proposal:

Please note the submission guidelines before you submit your proposal.

Proposals must be submitted electronically and you must be logged into your MPSA account to access the proposal submission system. If you do not have an account, or are unsure, please click here. If you need to reset your password, please click here.

After logging into your account, and in order to submit a proposal, you must complete your account profile. If you have not already completed your profile, a ‘Complete My Profile’ button will appear on the screen and you will be directed to a page to do so before you are able to access the proposal system. If you have already completed your profile a ‘Submit a Proposal’ button will be visible and you will be able to access the submission portal.

NOTE: Every user must submit their own proposal using their own account. If you are a faculty advisor, please do not submit a proposal for one of your students when you are logged in with your personal account.

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.

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.

For those participating in-person, 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.

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 7 – Sunday, April 10, 2022
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  • 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