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The Western


The Politics of Peril and Opportunity
March 24 – 26, 2016 – Manchester Hyatt, San Diego, California

WPSA President Louis DeSipio and Program Chair Julie Novkov are planning the 2016 Annual Meetings of the Association scheduled for March 24-26, 2016, at the Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, California. We hope you will participate in the program.

Please note that the deadline for submission of participation forms is September 14, 2015. The participation forms are listed below:

2016 Request to Participate Form

Call for Papers

Listing of Sections and Chairs

2015 WPSA Program

2015 Papers

Hotel Information

Schedule an Event at our Annual Meeting

My First Conference? A Question and Answer Guide

Wednesday Pre-Conference Workshops

Role of Chair/Discussant

Instructions for Undergraduate Research Posters

Undergraduate Research Posters

Special Opportunities for Research Communities

The WPSA annual meeting not only offers the opportunity for traditional research presentations and roundtable discussions, but also a place for interested groups to schedule special events and workshops. On the Wednesday right before the conference begins, there is limited space available to accommodate groups who wish to hold workshops or offer short courses. In addition, if you are part of a research community that is interested in holding a meeting in the spring, we may be able to accommodate your group by coordinating a conference within the annual conference. There were four such coordinated conferences at the April meeting in Las Vegas, all of which were highly praised by their participants. There is also the opportunity to host receptions, business meetings, and special events. Finally, individual authors are encouraged to talk with us about how to get their recently published books displayed at the 2016 meeting. For information about these opportunities, please contact Richard Clucas, WPSA Executive Director, at hprc@pdx.edu.


2016 Request to Participate Form

2016 Meeting

2015 Program

2015 Papers

2014 Papers

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Future Meetings

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