Registration is Open for the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

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 28October 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. View the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting Online Program!

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.

Now Available: Browse the Online Program here!

Get the latest information on the event! 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.”

Housing is Open! Book Your Hotel Reservations Now 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. For more housing details and review the lists of COVID-19 protocols from each property, please click here.
Now Open: 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. Children will participate in age-appropriate activities, such as arts and crafts projects, active games and much more in a safe, nurturing environment. All child care staff will be fully vaccinated.

View Short Courses

Pre-conference short courses provide diverse opportunities for professional development and offer attendees the chance to connect with scholars.

View Theme Panels

Each year, APSA panels and sessions are prepared by APSA’s 57 divisions and numerous related groups at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting.