82nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference

Thursday, April 3 - Sunday, April 6, 2025

Hybrid Format: In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL or Online

2024 Exhibitors List

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 U.S. state and over 65 countries around the world, representing 90+ areas of research. We invite you to share information about your organization, its books, products, and services, and to network with conference attendees through exhibiting, advertising, and sponsorship.

All exhibits, advertisements, and sponsorships are now available to purchase at a discounted rate!

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

 

2025 Exhibit Hall Schedule

In-Person Exhibit Hall:

Onsite exhibits will be located in the 4th Floor Exhibit Hall of the Palmer House Hilton, which will be accessible during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, April 2: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Setup Hours)
  • Thursday, April 3: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, April 4: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 5: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Dismantling Hours: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

The Exhibitor Welcome Reception is open to all conference attendees and will be held in the exhibit hall on Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Virtual Exhibit Hall:
The virtual exhibit hall will be accessible through the online conference platform hosted by All Academic, and through the conference mobile app. Virtual exhibits will be accessible continuously from Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6.

Exhibitor Terms & Conditions

THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITING PARTNERS!

Why Exhibit at MPSA? 

Access

Network with conference attendees at panels and receptions with unlimited access to all conference sessions and events.

Awareness

Expand your outreach and visibility to more professionals in the political science profession by ensuring that your company brand is remembered from its presence in our exhibit hall, website, and print program.

MPSA By the Numbers

Publications Showcase

Showcase your books and journals to conference attendees who are interested in the latest political science scholarship or seeking to publish their own work.

Technology & Product Demonstrations

Provide attendees with hands-on demonstrations of products and services that can benefit their research, teaching, or career advancement.

Who Typically Attends MPSA?

  • University Faculty
  • Post-Doctoral Researchers
  • Graduate & Undergraduate Students
  • Data & Policy Analysts
  • Teachers
  • Higher Education Executives

Who Exhibits & Advertises at MPSA?

  • University Presses & Publishers
  • Research Organizations & Think Tanks
  • E-Learning & Higher Education Services
  • Computer Software & Technology Companies
  • Nonprofit Civic, Social, & Public Policy Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Fellowship & Grant-Making Foundations
  • Job Services
  • Associations

Exhibit Booth Opportunities

Exhibit Booth Details

Each 8’x10′ exhibit booth comes with:

  • 8′ high back wall (2 color max scheme)
  • 3′ high side drape (1 color max scheme)
  • (1) 6’x30″ draped table
  • (2) Limerick side chairs
  • (1) wastebasket
  • 7″x44″ one-line booth ID sign

Additional furnishings may be ordered through the Freeman Company prior to the conference.

Exhibitor Benefits

  • 4 complimentary conference registrations
  • In-person exhibitors receive a free virtual exhibit
  • Rotating logo and hyperlink on the MPSA website until Fall 2025
  • Ongoing opportunities to be featured in the MPSA newsletter, blog, and social media

Registration Kiosk & Lanyard Sponsor

($7,500)

  • Exhibit booth included
  • Branding on registration kiosk screens
  • Branding on conference lanyards
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Charging Station Sponsor

($5,000)

  • Exhibit booth included
  • Branding on cell phone charging stations (located in registration area and exhibit hall
  • Two custom signs (one meter sign and one medium sign)
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Conference Wi-Fi Sponsor

($5,000)

  • Exhibit booth included
  • Branded Wi-Fi password for onsite attendee wireless access
  • Two custom signs (one meter sign and one medium sign)
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Welcome Reception Sponsor

($5,000)

  • Sponsorship reflected in the event title
  • Two custom signs (one meter sign and one medium sign)
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

First-Time Attendee Reception Sponsor

($2,500)

  • Branding on table signs during the reception
  • Speaking opportunity at start of event
  • Two custom signs (one meter sign and one medium sign)
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Mentoring Reception Sponsor

($2,500)

  • Branding on table signs during reception
  • Speaking opportunity at start of event
  • Two custom signs (one meter sign and one medium sign)
  • One full-page print program ad
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Professional Headshot Sponsor

($2,000)

  • (3 available)
  • One custom meter sign at the headshot station
  • Branding in all emails and communications about the headshot station
  • Digital signage throughout the conference venue

Information Desk Sponsor

($1,000)

  • One custom meter sign at the information desk
  • Display catalogs, branded handouts, and other materials at the information desk
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad

Welcome Bag Sponsor

($1,000)

  • One custom medium sign in the registration room
  • Place catalogs, branded handouts, or other materials in conference welcome bags
  • Conference daily email newsletter ad