78th Annual MPSA Political Science Conference will be Virtual, April 14-18, 2021

Conference Hours:
Wednesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 17:
daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT/GMT-5)

Sunday, April 18:
from 9:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT/GMT-5)

Upload your paper, prerecorded presentation and speaker bio and photo

Upload your paper, prerecorded presentation and PowerPoint presentation here: https://mpsa-conference.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/4/home.
    • The preferred format for uploading papers is PDF and upload size is limited to a maximum of 30 MB.
    • Pre-recorded presentations are not required; however, presenters are strongly encouraged to prerecord their presentations via a Slidecast or video presentation and upload it for the conference to circumvent any tech issues that may arise. Example: if internet bandwidth cannot accommodate you to easily present the session live, then the session chair can play the pre-recorded session. The preferred format for uploading prerecorded presentations is MP4 and upload size is limited to a maximum of 30 MB.
    • The supported versions of speaker presentations (if you are planning to use one to assist in your live presentation) are Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Other formats, including Prezi, are not supported by the virtual conference platform and will not function correctly. PowerPoint presentation upload size is limited to a maximum of 30 MB.
    • This information will appear in your conference session on the platform.

Complete your conference profile by uploading a speaker biography and photo here: https://mpsa-conference.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/3/home. You will need to upload a speaker biography and photo for each session in which you are participating. Speaker biographies are limited to 500 characters or less. Your speaker information will be displayed on the MPSA conference platform in the in sessions in which you are participating. If you previously uploaded your bio and photo, we still need you to upload it directly to the conference platform as the portal for uploads was changed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Accessing the conference and your conference sessions

MPSA Annual Conference registrants may now access the virtual conference platform in advance of the conference! Please login to your MPSA account here: https://mpsa.force.com/mpsacommunity/ and you will be allowed early access the conference. Please note the conference program is still evolving and is subject to change. If you have not yet completed your profile or acknowledged the conference policies, you will be required to do so before entering the conference platform. Please login before the start of the conference to ensure you have completed all the required documentation so you will not be delayed in entering the platform the day of the conference.

Conference Updates


Registration is open for the 78th Annual MPSA Conference, being held virtually, April 14-18, 2021! You must be logged in to access the registration system – login and register hereA PDF registration form is available for download here. Please review important registration deadline dates here.

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