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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Important dates and deadlines for the 2024 MPSA Annual Conference

October 9, 2023 Extended through October 30, 2023 Deadline for submitting papers, roundtables, and complete panel proposals.
November 17, 2023 MPSA begins to send acceptance emails.
December 4, 2023 Deadline for submitting subfield, undergraduate, and working group proposals.
December 5, 2023 Deadline for special scheduling requests.
January 2024 Preliminary program available on MPSA website.
January 5, 2024 Deadline to apply for a Graduate Student Travel Scholarship.
January 12, 2024 Deadline to submit an application for a conference registration fee waiver.
January 17, 2024 Extended through January 30, 2024 Early registration deadline.
February 9, 2024 Deadline to propose meetings, receptions and networking events for the conference.
TBA MPSA room block cutoff date for discounted hotel accommodations at the Chicago Hilton.
March 20, 2024 Deadline for regular registration.
TBA MPSA room block cutoff date for discounted hotel accommodations at the Palmer House Hilton
March 21, 2024 Suggested deadline date to upload research papers to the online conference program.
April 4-7, 2024 81st Annual MPSA Conference 
July 1, 2024 Deadline for Section Heads, Chairs and Discussants to nominate conference papers for awards for research presented in 2024.


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