81st Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference
Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 2024
Hybrid Format: In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL or Online

All Panels/Paper Sessions, Roundtables, Lightning Talks and Working Groups will Feature a Hybrid Format (for In-Person or Virtual Participation). Undergraduate Poster Sessions will be In-Person Only.

Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Gisela Sin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Elizabeth Suhay, American University

Print a Certificate of Attendance for Your Participation in the Conference

Participants can print a certificate of attendance by logging into their MPSA account and clicking “Request a Certificate of Attendance”. Certificates of attendance will only be provided to those registered individuals with accepted roles on the program who either attended the conference in-person (you must have checked in with registration and picked up your name badge) or have logged into the virtual meeting.

Upload a Final Version of Your Paper for the Online Conference Paper Repository

MPSA’s online conference paper repository serves as a place to share papers and presentation resources for research presented at past MPSA conferences.

We are finalizing uploads to the 2024 Conference Paper Repository and would like to offer you the opportunity to provide us with a final version of your paper(s), if you have not done so already. Please submit any updated research by Friday, May 31. If you previously uploaded your paper(s) to the conference platform and have no further changes to your research, there is no additional action you need to take; we will upload the research we have on file for you on your behalf to the paper repository.

Instruction to upload updated research for the conference paper repository:

  1. Click the “Upload Your Paper” button above. Then click “Main Menu (Submission Site)” under the navigation menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Submitter Menu and click “Track or Edit a Proposal, and Upload Paper”.
  3. Select “Upload” to upload your paper to the conference paper repository. If you are one of multiple authors on a paper and one of your co-authors has already submitted the paper, you will see a download link below the upload link. If you continue to upload a paper when there is a download link, you will override the previously uploaded paper.
  4. Select “Choose File” and navigate to the file you wish to upload. You may upload the following formats: Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Word Perfect, Plain Text, Rich Text Format.
  5. Click “Upload and Continue”. You will receive confirmation of your completed submission by email. All submitted files are converted to Adobe PDF.

Nominate a paper for a research award!

Did you see any outstanding research presented at the conference this year? The MPSA is accepting nominations for field, subfield, and career stage awards. All nominations must be made by those with section or panel responsibilities (section head, chair or discussant) or by a professional-level or retiree conference participant. Self-nominations are not accepted. We strongly encourage you to make nominations as soon as possible, while the paper presentations are still fresh in your mind! The deadline to nominate deserving research is July 1, 2024. Nominate here!

Save the Date for the 2025 MPSA Annual Conference 

 Please check back later for information on how to submit a proposal to present at the conference.

About the MPSA Annual Conference

The MPSA Annual Conference is one of the largest political science conferences in the discipline with over 1,000 panels, a large exhibit hall, and a variety of networking and professional development activities. The conference historically averages more than 4,500 attendees from every state in the US and over 65 countries around the world representing 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. 

Code of Conduct at Event

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

Home of the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), one of the top-ranked academic journals in the discipline, the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) was founded in 1939 and is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science.

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.


Please contact MPSA staff at mpsainfo@mpsanet.org.

Future MPSA Conference Dates

    • 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
    • Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22, 2029
    • Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, 2030