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

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Book your hotel accommodations in an official MPSA hotel to receive the in-hotel registration rate. Unsure about the length of your stay? Book as many nights as you want in order to secure the reduced rate, and then drop any extra unneeded room nights prior to the cutoff date and after you secure your schedule and travel plans. For guests staying at the Palmer House Hilton and the Hilton Chicago, please be aware that the hotels require a $50 deposit for a room reservation in lieu of one night hold normally placed on a credit card (per stay, not per night). If you cancel your room reservation within 48 hours of arrival, you will be charged a cancelation fee equal to the cost of one room night plus tax.

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois 60603. This historic hotel is the headquarters for all conference activities. Your Palmer House Hilton reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone’s name is on the reservation or your conference registration rate will be adjusted.

Click here to make your Palmer House Hilton reservation online or call (312) 726-7500 x7288 or (877) 865-5321 (if you make your reservations over the phone, be sure to reference the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in order to secure our discounted rates listed below).

Palmer House Hilton – MPSA Rates for Regular Rooms
Room Type: Single Double Triple Quad
$246 $271 $295 $320
Palmer House Hilton – MPSA Rates for Executive Level Rooms*
Room Type: Single Double Triple Quad
$305 $330 $356 $381

*The Executive Lounge at the Palmer House Hilton is closed (and therefore no continental breakfast is available). However, executive level rooms will be provided with a credit of $25 per day to the Lockwood or Lockwood Express restaurants located in the Palmer House for up to two guests per room.

Discounted Student Hotel Room Rates – A limited number of hotel rooms are available at discounted student rates at the Palmer House Hilton. Graduate and undergraduate students will be emailed a link to book a hotel room at discounted student rates, please watch your email for a link to reserve a room. Limited number still available! Some nights have limited availability and are expected to sell out quickly.

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605. This hotel overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus. Bus service will be provided from the Hilton Chicago to the Palmer House. Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. The hotel also will provide complimentary continental breakfast every morning to MPSA attendees. All guest rooms in the hotel are non-smoking. Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone’s name is on the reservation or your conference registration rate will be adjusted.

Click here to make your Hilton Chicago reservation online or call (877) 865-5320 (if you make your reservations over the phone, be sure to reference the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in order to secure our discounted rates listed below).

Hilton Chicago – MPSA Rates for Regular Rooms
Room Type: Single Double Triple Quad
$246 $271 $295 $320

Discounted Student Hotel Room Rates – A limited number of hotel rooms are available at discounted student rates at the Hilton Chicago. Graduate and undergraduate students will be emailed a link to book a hotel room at discounted student rates, please watch your email for a link to reserve a room. Limited number still available! Some nights have limited availability and are expected to sell out quickly.

Hostelling International – Chicago

24 Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605. HI-Chicago is within walking distance of Millennium Park and the Palmer House Hilton. The facilities include internet access, laundry access, free continental breakfast.

In order to be in the MPSA block you must enter the Promo Code “MPSA24″, after reviewing rooms and prior to selecting the “Book Now” feature. Use the following link: https://www.hiusa.org/find-hostels#illinois. Room rates start as low as $41 per night. 

Guests who make reservations using the conference code “MPSA24” will receive a 10% discount and the MPSA’s in-hotel conference registration rate when they finalize their bill with Hostelling International.

Reservations for Hostelling International via other methods will not be eligible for the discounted conference registration rates. The discount of 10% will not apply to the already lower price of the prepaid, non-refundable rooms. If you book in a different manner, upon check-in, please advise you are with the MPSA Conference.

Remain Alert to Potential Scams

Please be aware of potential scams and phishing schemes with regard to booking your hotel accommodations. The MPSA does not use an outside vendor to market hotel room availability or to offer preferential hotel rooms or upgrades. Companies unaffiliated with the MPSA may claim that they are authorized to make hotel reservations. These claims are untrue and can result in you experiencing expensive charges, unavailable rooms and cancellation fees. Please access the hotel booking sites or phone numbers using the links below or through official MPSA email communications. If another company contacts you and claims to be affiliated with the MPSA, please email us at mpsainfo@mpsanet.org.

Additionally, the MPSA does not sell its attendee list. Remain alert to any potential third parties attempting to sell or distribute any attendee lists as they are not affiliated with the MPSA.