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

The 79th MPSA Annual Conference will be IN-PERSON with a virtual option in 2022! We are looking forward to seeing all of our friends and colleagues back again at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, Thursday, April 7–Sunday, April 10 and are excited to also offer virtual attendance for those that wish to participate in the conference in the safety and comfort of their own home or office.

The MPSA Annual Conference is one of the largest political science conferences in the discipline with over a thousand sessions, a large exhibit hall, and networking and professional development activities. The conference historically averages more than 5,000 attendees from 60+ countries across more than 90 political interest areas and brings together scholars, researchers and decision makers to exchange information and address the latest scholarship in political science. Participants include faculty members, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, data scientists, and higher education executives.

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. Reserve your exhibit booth space and advertising opportunities by completing the online form here. A downloadable version of the 2022 MPSA 79th Annual Conference Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsorship Prospectus is available here.

For questions or assistance, please contact MPSA Professional Development Manager, Lewis Hoss at hoss@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588, ext. 13.

Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsoring at the 2022 MPSA Annual Conference

Reserve your opportunity to make connections with conference participants, develop new business leads and rekindle old, at the 2022 MPSA Annual Conference. Book your exhibit booth space now! We have some great bundle deals featuring options to get in front of not only in-person, but virtual conference attendees; expanding your outreach and visibility to more professionals in the political science community.

WHO TYPICALLY EXHIBITS/ADVERTISES/SPONSORS?
Exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors at the MPSA annual conference have included: Academic and Scholarly Journals, Associations, Computer Software and Technology Companies, Digital Data/Research and Data Services Companies, E-Learning and Higher Education Services, Online Media and Publishing Companies, Research Organizations, Think Tanks, University Presses, Nonprofit Civic & Social Organizations, Nonprofit Public Policy Organizations, Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Job Services, Media, Fellowships, and Grant-making Foundations.

EXHIBIT BOOTH OPPORTUNITIES

  • One In-Person Exhibit Booth 8×10 – Includes Free Virtual Booth and 1 Black & White (B/W) Ad $2450
  • Two In-Person Exhibit Booths 8×10 – Includes Free Virtual Booth and 2 B/W Print Ads $4,410
  • Three In-Person Exhibit Booths 8×10 – Includes Free Virtual Booth and 3 B/W Print Ads $6,248
  • One Virtual Exhibit Booth $500

IN-PERSON EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE
The Exhibit Hall will be available: Wednesday, April 6 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the installation of displays. Exhibit hours are Thursday, April 7, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; Friday, April 8, 9:30 am – 6:30
pm; and Saturday, April 9, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Dismantling or packing of any booth materials is not permitted until the Exhibit Hall closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 and must be completed by 8:30 pm. Exhibit booths must be staffed during all MPSA exhibit hours. If you begin to dismantle the booth prior to 5:00 pm, you will be assessed a $500 penalty. Hours and days of conference are subject to change.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE
The MPSA Annual Conference Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. While exhibit booth personnel are not required to log on for live interaction with attendees, exhibitors have the convenient option to pick the times they are available at their booth for live participation and interaction with attendees during conference hours. Live virtual participation is a great way to get additional exposure to virtual-only attendees with resources, contact info, etc.

EXHIBITOR BENEFITS
All exhibitors (in-person or virtual) will receive:

  • Rotating logo on and hyperlink on the MPSA Website Until Fall 2022
  • Logo and company description in the virtual exhibit hall
  • Two complimentary registrations (two in-person registrations for in-person booth exhibitors and two virtual registrations for virtual-only booth exhibitors)
  • Ongoing opportunities to be featured in the MPSA newsletter, blog and social media

EXHIBITOR-HOSTED FUNCTIONS
Requests for complimentary use of meeting space for additional exhibitor-hosted functions during the conference, whether public or private, must be received no later than February 1, 2022. Space is limited and is awarded on a first-to-ask, first-to-receive basis. To request an event during the conference, please notify MPSA Professional Development Manager, Lewis Hoss at hoss@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588, ext. 13.

Upon receipt of your request:

  • You will be assigned a meeting space.
  • You will be given the catering contact information to complete your function setup needs.
  • Your event will be added to the online conference overview schedule if you requested it to be listed.
  • Your event will be added to the printed program book if you requested it to be listed.
  • Your event will be added to the mobile app if you requested it to be listed.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

  • One Print Program Ad – Black and White (B/W) $800
  • Two Print Program Ads – B/W $1,600
  • Three Print Program Ads – B/W $2,400
  • One Print Program Ad – Outside Back Cover – Color $2,000
  • One Print Program Ad – Inside Back Cover – Color $1,525
  • One Print Program Ad – Inside Front Cover – Color $1,525
  • Conference Daily Email Newsletter Logo Placement with Hyperlink $300

PRINT AD SPECIFICATIONS
Program book advertisements must be submitted no later than February 1, 2022. Once your advertising purchase is complete, follow the document setup guidelines below in submitting your ad for the program book. Ads must adhere to the following specifications:

  • Must be 300 DPI
  • Must be full bleed and use the bleed, trim and live area measurement specifications:
    • Bleed Setting: 9” X 11.5” (2700px X 3450px)
    • Trim Setting: 8.375” X 10.875” (2315px X 3263px)
  • Fonts must be embedded
  • Must be submitted in black and white (only cover ads should be submitted in color)
  • Must be sent as a high-resolution PDF

Please Note: If advertising does not arrive per the specifications above, you will be assessed all charges from the printer to prepare your ad for print.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship options coming soon! For more information or to request a specific sponsorship option, please contact MPSA Professional Development Manager, Lewis Hoss at hoss@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588, ext. 13.

EXHIBIT BOOTH AND ADVERTISING RESERVATIONS AND DEADLINES
Reserve your exhibit booth space and advertising opportunities by completing the online form at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4888599. Forms must be completed and full payment received by the dates listed below for your exhibit booth or advertising reservation to be secured:

  • January 14, 2022 for in-person exhibit booths
  • January 21, 2022 for advertising reservations. Conference Daily Newsletter advertising reservations may be made through April 1, 2022.
  • March 15, 2022 for virtual booths

Exhibitor, Advertiser and Sponsor Rules and Regulations

CONTRACT AND ASSIGNMENT OF SPACE
The reservation form must be completed, and full payment received before the form will be processed and exhibit/advertising/sponsorship assigned. Forms and payments must be received no later than January 14, 2022 for in-person exhibit booths and March 15, 2021 for virtual booths. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Remember, the sooner you register, the better your chances are to acquire your preferred booth space. MPSA will make every attempt to assign space requested. However, if requested spaces are unavailable, a comparable space will be assigned. Exhibit management reserves the right to alter exhibitor’s assigned location at any time if deemed in the best interest of the exhibition. Exhibit management will consult with exhibitors before exercising its discretion. No refunds will be issued.

CANCELLATION
If an exhibitor, advertiser or sponsor cancels any part of their purchase, no refunds will be issued.

SAFETY AND LABOR
Exhibitors agree to comply with all applicable state and federal safety and health regulations. Electrical wiring must comply with the National Electrical Code Safety Rules. All booth decorations must be flame-proof. If an exhibitor fails to follow these regulations MPSA reserves the right to cancel the exhibit at the exhibitor’s expense.

INDEMNIFICATION AND WAIVER
The exhibitor, advertiser and/or sponsor assumes all responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arising out of injury or damage, including that by fire, and theft, to exhibitor’s displays, equipment and other property brought upon the premises of the Palmer House Hilton and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Palmer House Hilton, Freeman Decorating Company, and MPSA and their agents, servants, employees, officers, directors, staff and members. Each participant by signing this form expressly understands that they release MPSA and the Palmer House Hilton from and agrees to indemnify it against any and all claims for such loss, injury or damage. If MPSA shall be held liable for any event which might result from a particular exhibitor’s action or failure to act, such exhibitor shall reimburse and hold harmless MPSA against any liability resulting therefrom. Exhibitors, advertisers and/or sponsors must adequately insure their materials, goods, wares and exhibits against loss or injury of any kind and must do so at their own expense; MPSA, Freeman Decorating Company, and the Palmer House Hilton are not responsible for any loss (however caused) to any property of any exhibitor. Exhibitors are solely responsible for their own actions during the conference. MPSA will provide security service during the conference. The furnishing of such service is in no case to be interpreted by exhibitors as guaranteeing them against loss or theft of any kind.

TERMINATION OF CONFERENCE
Should the premises in which the 2022 MPSA Conference is to be held become, in the sole judgment of MPSA, unfit for occupancy, or should the conference be materially interfered with by reason of action of the elements, strike, picketing, boycott, embargo, injunction, war, riot, emergency declared by a government agency, or any other act beyond the control of MPSA, the contract may be terminated at the discretion of MPSA. MPSA will not incur any liability for damages sustained by the exhibitor as a result of such termination. In the event of such a termination the exhibitor expressly waives such liability and releases MPSA of and from all claims for damages and agrees that MPSA shall have no obligations except to refund the exhibitors a prorated share of the aggregate amount received by MPSA (as rental for exhibit space for said Exhibit), after deducting all costs and expenses in conjunction with such exhibit, including a reasonable reserve for claims, such as deductions being held hereby specifically agreed to by the exhibitor.

HOURS FOR EXHIBIT HALL DISMANTLING
Dismantling or packing of any booth materials is not permitted until the exhibit hall closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 and must be completed by 8:30 pm. Exhibit booths must be staffed during all MPSA exhibit hours. If you begin to dismantle your booth prior to 5:00 pm, you will be assessed a $500 penalty. Hours and days of conference are subject to change.

MPSA Conference Policies and Procedures

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) seeks to facilitate the highest quality virtual conference and to achieve that objective, have established policies for the operation of the conference. All conference participants must agree and adhere to the following MPSA policies:

MPSA Anti-Harassment Policy
MPSA Code of Conduct at Events
MPSA Streaming and Recording Policy

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF POLICIES, AGREEMENTS AND CODES OF CONDUCT
All exhibitors, advertisers and/or sponsors of the MPSA Annual Conference, are required to abide by all regulations specified in the prospectus and to all conference policies, agreements, and codes of conduct, which are subject to change by the MPSA.

About the MPSA

The Midwest Political Science Association is an international academic association with members in the United States as well as over 100 other countries. Founded in 1939, MPSA is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science. MPSA publishes one of the top-ranked journals in the discipline, the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), and our annual conference is one of the largest political science conferences in the country with approximately 1,300 sessions and more than 5,500 papers presented.

One of the largest political science conferences in the country, 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.

Attendees across the spectrum from undergraduate and graduate students to early-career and established professionals, researchers, and practitioners meet to spend four days sharing research, networking, and establishing meaningful connections to the broader political science community.

Contact MPSA Professional Development Manager, Lewis Hoss at hoss@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588, ext. 13 to reserve a booth or for additional information.

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