APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

2022 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is very pleased to announce the 2022 Call for Proposals for the 118th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held in person in Montréal, Québec, Canada, September 15–18, 2022, to address the latest scholarship in political science. We look forward to your participation!


2022 Theme Statement

The theme for the 2022 annual meeting is “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.” Annual meeting program co-chairs, Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, and Pei-te Lien, University of California-Santa Barbara, invite you to submit a proposal for the annual meeting! 

The convergence of a global pandemic, deepening political polarization, and mass organized protests demanding social justice and systemic change has propelled interest in politics to a historic high. The COVID-19 deadly virus amply upset the balance in higher education, causing universities to suddenly shift to online formats, close campuses, or cease operations. Students, isolated or sent home for remote learning, experienced the consequences acutely and directly.

Faculty, separated from colleagues and support staff, pivoted to online course delivery or socially-distanced, in-person teaching methods. Academic conferences were delivered on virtual platforms or canceled altogether, depriving scholars of the ability to exchange ideas face-to-face, a critical part of what we do. Other challenges have preceded or emerged contemporaneously with this pandemic—in particular, how to conduct research in a more transparent way and the rapidly changing world of academic publishing with the move towards open access. Read the full theme statement here.


Submission Options and Participant Rules

Log in here using your APSA username and password to submit your proposal, and volunteer to be chair or discussant in any of APSA's divisions or related groups! Prior to your submission, we encourage you to please review:

  •  Participant Rules and Guidelines: When submitting and accepting panel and individual paper proposals, please follow the four participant requirements and guidelines.

  •  2022 Proposal Submission Options: A variety of formats will be available at the annual meeting including Paper, iPoster, Full Panel (paper panel), Roundtable, Paper Presentations, Cafés, Short Courses or Workshops, Mini-conferences, and Author(s) Meet Critics.
  •  Additional detailed instructions for submitting your proposal are also available.


To learn more about the annual meeting proposal options, submission guidelines and the conference theme, please visit the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting website.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Pacific