Annual Conference

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MIPSA’s annual conference normally takes place in October of each year on the campus of one of its member institutions.

The 2019 conference will take place October 24-25 at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Information about the conference may be accessed through the links below. For questions not covered by the information presented here, please contact the organizer and host, Dr. John Clark,

Call for Proposals

Proposals for individual presentations and entire panels are welcome on topics of interest in all areas of political science, as well as public administration and public policy. We also accept proposals from scholars in other disciplines whose work touches on power, politics, government, and/or public policy. Proposals for papers, posters, full panels, roundtables, and for chairs and discussants may be submitted using the link below.

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to September 27.

Call for Proposals

Submit a proposal



Registration fees will increase after October 11

Professional 2019 Annual Conference Registration

Includes dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday

Student 2019 Annual Conference Registration

Includes dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday




The conference will be held at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Driving Directions

Complimentary parking is available next to the Fetzer Center building in parking lot 72F.



Speaker information coming soon



Conference Program coming soon

Meeting Room Map


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All events are at the Fetzer Center

Thursday, October 24

Details coming soon

Friday, October 25

Details coming soon



Hotel rooms have been reserved at two nearby hotels, Staybridge Suites and the Radisson Plaza Hotel. Room rates do not include relevant taxes and fees. Staybridge Suites offers free parking and breakfast; the Radisson does not.

Staybridge Suites
2001 Seneca Ln, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 372-8000
$109.95 -- Studio Queen Suites with 1 Queen, sofabed, full kitchen
$119.95 -- One Bedroom Suites with 1 King, sofabed, full kitchen

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 343-3333
$129 per room (parking extra)