Jan. 9th Deadline Quickly Approaching to Submit Your Proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting


113th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition,
San Francisco, CA  |  August 31 – Sept. 3

Proposals Due Monday, January 9th

Submit your proposal for the 113th Annual APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, August 31 – September 3, 2017, in San Francisco. Join us to address the latest in political science while exploring the 2017 theme, “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations.”

See detailed instructions below on how to submit your proposal:
  1. Select “Submit or Edit a Proposal” to begin the process of submission.
  2. Select “Submit a New Division or Related Group Proposal” to submit to division or related group or “Submit a Theme Panel Proposal” to submit a proposal for theme panel consideration.
  3. Select the division or related group that you’d like to submit to.
  4. After you review your submission information on the final page, click “Save This Submission.”  You should receive a confirmation email.

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Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Review the variety of proposal submission options and participant rules prior to submitting your proposal. See this year’s annual meeting proposal options below:

  • Paper: individual paper submission by an author(s) that, if accepted, could be incorporated into any session type, at the division chair’s choosing
  • iPoster: individual paper submission by an author(s) that will be incorporated into the electronic, online poster hall. In addition to iPoster kiosks onsite at the Meeting, posters will be available to view prior to the convention AND after the convention, providing greater opportunity for poster presenters to solicit feedback and engage in critical discussion of their research. Attendees will be able to provide comments directly to the presenters, and would also be able to arrange for time to meet onsite at the meeting.
  • Full Panel (paper panel) (90 min): A full panel proposal is a fully formed panel session. You must submit all panel details, including panelist names, paper titles, and abstracts. No more than 4 papers are permitted. One or two discussant(s) and one chair needed. All panelists must be in agreement that they will participate if the panel is selected. Division Chairs may also compile these from the submitted papers.
  • Roundtable (90 min): A roundtable proposal is for a discussion format session. Participants agree on a specific topic to discuss and debate. You must submit a session title and all participant details. You may submit up to 8 participants, and all participants must be in agreement that they will participate if the panel is selected.
  • 30-minute Paper Presentations (3 papers at 30 minutes each; 90 min): This format allows a scholar to present his or her work for a longer period of time and to have a dedicated discussant who isn’t overburdened by having to read multiple papers. One session chair would guide the time, but each paper would have its own discussant.
  • Teaching Café (90 min): This session format provides a discussion forum for scholars to participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning, share pedagogical techniques, and discuss trends in political science education. Each topic cluster will be staffed with a scholar (or scholars) in the field that has demonstrated success in the use of practical instructional methods to share with attendees to take with them to their home institutions.
  • Research Café (90 min): This session format incorporates a handful of topic clusters, each staffed with a scholar (or scholars) in the field that has successfully used particular methodologies or epistemological frameworks. Attendees would group together to discuss research processes, methodologies, ask questions, and brainstorm together around issues in the field. The session may be about particular methodologies, archives, translations, datasets, or any other basis of research.
  • Outreach Café (90 min): This session format incorporates a handful of topic clusters, each staffed with a moderator to discuss various outreach efforts in the field. Members will share successful engagement methods and provide guidance to colleagues on ways to apply what they’ve learned in other ways. This session could be about interdisciplinary outreach, public engagement, or any variety of outreach to unique audiences.
  • Short Course or Workshop (4 hours): These programs allow for a deep dive in a focused environment. Workshops might be professional development focused or subfield specific, or thematically of the same spirit or accomplishing the same knowledge-sharing or learning goals. Workshops provide participants with hands-on experience and should embrace adult learning principles with clear, pre-determined learning objectives that would be included in the proposal description.
  • Mini-conference (full day): A full day of content devoted to a theme. The mini-conference can be in pursuit of a larger cohesive goal than traditional panels provide, such as an edited volume or an omnibus dataset. Sessions within the mini-conference might be comprised of other formats in this list.
  • Author(s) Meet Critics (90 min): Similar as to the regular roundtables, but proposal submitters and Division Chairs are encouraged to think creatively about incorporating works in progress to be published on the roundtable. These sessions could begin with a 10 minute presentation of a single paper that presents the next logical step in the research agenda set forth in the book, followed by a panel of critics talking about the book and about the work in progress.

Submit your proposal or learn more about submission options and guidelines by visiting the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting website.