All attendees wishing to attend in-person must provide proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have passed since your final dose. Learn how to upload your proof of vaccination here.

Register Now to attend the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition!

More than 2,000 political scientists, presenters, leaders, and professionals within the discipline, have registered for the onsite meeting in Seattle, WA! This year’s in-person conference currently offers almost 550 panels, roundtables, lectures, short courses, and workshops, addressing the latest scholarship in political science.

Join us in-person for the 117th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 30–October 3, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, or virtually from September 28–October 3, 2021, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2021 theme, “Promoting Pluralism.” In-person conference sessions will take place at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Seattle. Registration details can be found here.

About the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting Format: We are pleased to announce that APSA’s 2021 Annual Meeting will return to an in-person meeting in Seattle, while also offering a virtual option. We are pleased to create a plan for a meeting that is safe, inclusive, and accessible for the entire discipline during this challenging time. 

Adapting the meeting format model will bring together political scientists in an innovative way and allow for attendees to pick a format that works best for their circumstances. It is more important than ever to bring together the discipline to share the latest research and scholarship, provide opportunities for scholars to learn about the job market, and be able to network with one another. See schedule details and more information.

COVID-19 Health and Safety
Review the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan about what to expect onsite at the 2021 Annual Meeting. All attendees wishing to attend in-person must provide proof of having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more here

Browse the Online Program
Get the latest information on the event using the 2021 APSA Online Program! Search by virtual or in-person and use the keyword search in the program or go to the “Session Type” menu. The session type will say “virtual” or “in-person.” See also, program highlights. 

Book Your Hotel
Reserve your housing block with our housing provider, Conference Direct! Panels and conference events will take place in the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) and the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel.

Questions? Check out our FAQs here!

Child Care Registration
APSA is pleased to offer subsidized child care at the 2021 Annual Meeting. ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements will be the returning child care provider in Seattle, WA. They welcome children aged 6 months – 12 years. All child care staff will be fully vaccinated. Register here.

International Attendee Resources
Read general information and resources for international annual meeting attendees here.

2021 Plenary Speakers
Learn about our annual meeting plenary speakers, Commissioner Thomas Hicks and Professor Scott E. Page here.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Options
Download the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus to learn more about exhibiting, sponsoring, and/or advertising during the annual meeting.