Western Political Science Association
2024 Annual Meeting

Political Backlash and Its Consequences

Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC
March 28 - 30, 2024

Update on WPSA 2024 Conference in Vancouver

Planning for the 2024 meetings of the Western Political Science Association is continuing to move forward. The completed Preliminary Program will be available soon on this website, so please keep checking back. Pre-registration and hotel information are now available on our website. Just follow the links in the right-hand column. More complete information about the conference can be found on the conference’s main webpage here.

Participant and Early Bird Registration

Participants in the program are required to preregister for the meeting by late December. Even if you are not participating, it makes sense to register by the end of the year. On January 1, participation rates go up. All attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the conference hotel in order for us to meet our contractual guest room minimum. We offer a good rate for staying in Vancouver, so please join us at the Hyatt Regency.

Special Events, Workshops, Mini-Conferences

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, workshops, and mini-conferences. The deadline for these special events comes later in the fall. If you have something you would like to incorporate into the conference, let us know. We will work closely with you to make sure your special event is a success. For information about these opportunities, please contact Richard Clucas, WPSA Executive Director, at hprc@pdx.edu.

Passport Deadline Approaches

If you are planning to join us, make sure your passport is up-to-date soon. According to the U.S. State Department, it is currently taking between 10 to 13 weeks to get a passport. It is a bit shorter if you pay to have the process expedited, but it still may take 9 weeks.

Fly Alaska, Save Money, and Help the WPSA

The WPSA has signed an agreement with Alaska Airlines to provide members with reduced rates for our annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. If you book your flight with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air, you will receive a 7% discount off the lowest published fare (the deal excludes companion and other promotional fares). In addition, the program provides financial benefits for the Association, so we encourage members to fly Alaska. More details are available here.

WPSA 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Continues

As part of the WPSA’s 75th Anniversary, the association launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign to create a travel endowment. In October, the WPSA executive council voted to name the travel award after Elsa Favila, the association’s long-serving associate director. The association is continuing the fundraising campaign. If you have not contributed yet, please do so. Every year, the WPSA offices get request from graduate students and faculty who do not have the funding to attend the annual meeting. This will enable us to provide some support. Even small contributions are appreciated!!

Donations to the Association can be made on a one-time only basis or spread out over multiple months or years. The WPSA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization; as such, your contributions are fully tax-deductible, as permitted by law. To make a donation, please visit the WPSA website at:https://www.wpsanet.org/about/donate.php.