2017 Conference

Philadelphia skyline

The 49th Annual Conference
will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 9-11, 2017
at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

To browse the program click here.
To pre-register for the conference and/or become a member of NPSA, click here.

Participants and all attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the conference and take advantage of substantial pre-registration discounts. Participants who pre-register should present their printed receipt at the registration desk at the Conference.

All attendees are encouraged to attend all 3 days of the conference so as not to miss many interesting panels and special events such as:

The Osgood Center Lunch Reception with Lara Brown, Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University, Friday, November 10, 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

The NPSA/Pi Sigma Alpha Reception with Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, Thursday, November 9, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Keynote Address and Lunch Reception with APSA President, Kathleen Thelen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Thursday, November 9, 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

You may not want to miss many good panels, such as…

Identity Politics Reception on Friday, November 10, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Pedagogy, Assessments, and the Discipline, Thursday, November 9, 3:45 to 5:15 pm. It will address such topics as Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement; Peer Collaborative Learning Online; The Impact of Essay Prompts on Critical Thinking; and What Is Political Science For?

Polity Roundtable on Howard J. Wiarda, Saturday, November 11, 9:00 to 10:30 am.

The Polity Breakfast, sponsored by Polity, the Journal of the NPSA, Saturday, November 11, 8:00 to 9:30 am.

Book Reception Honoring Garrison Nelson, Past NPSA President and Author of “John William McCormack: A Political Biography,” Saturday, November 11, 12:15 to 1:15 pm.

This is a short of list of the many good things you may wish not to miss at this conference.

We hope to see you at what promises to be another very exciting meeting.

We may be adding more information on the 2017 Conference all the way up to the start of the meeting. Please check back often.


Sad News:  Professor Jerome M. Mileur of Hadley Massachusetts died on Tuesday, Sept. 5th at the age of 83 after a very brief illness.  Read more…