Did you know there are new format options for the APSA 2016 Annual Meeting?


Submit Your Proposals to the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting
There are new options when submitting your proposals to the APSA 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, “Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time,” in Philadelphia, September 1 – 4, 2016.

Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific. 

The 2016 Program Co-Chairs present a variety of new session formats for the 2016 Annual Meeting including:

  • ePoster: Individual paper submission by an author(s) that, if accepted, would be incorporated into APSA’s first electronic poster hall! In addition to onsite ePoster kiosks in high traffic areas of the convention center, posters would 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.
  • 30-minute Paper Presentations (3 or 4 papers at 30 minutes each; 1.5 OR 2 hrs): 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.
  • Teaching Café (1.5 hrs): 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 (1.5 hrs): 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.
  • Outreach Café (1.5 hrs): 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.

See more proposal options.

Learn more about submission guidelines and the 2016 conference theme prior to submitting.