Peter Burns
Soka University

Undergraduate students are invited to present posters on research they are conducting under the supervision of their Political Science faculty advisors. Any topic appropriate to the political science discipline - broadly conceived - is welcome. Please submit your request to participate form by the deadline of October 30, 2024. The form may be found here:
Request to Participate Form

Complete the form noting you are an undergraduate student, submitting your poster as a single paper presentation, completing a brief description of your project and submitting it to Section 26, Undergraduate Poster Session. If you have any questions, please contact Julio Castilleja at info@wpsanet.org.

Student presenters must be available at the Undergraduate Poster Display during the assigned session time on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the conference hotel (the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, British Columbia). The specific time and display room will be posted in the conference program. It is at this poster display session in which students discuss their research with conference participants. It is recommended that students prepare and practice a 3-to-5-minute summary about their project.

Poster presenters must register for the conference at the student rate, but are welcome to attend all conference events.


Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA), the National Political Science Honor Society, is the sponsor of the undergraduate poster session. The funds provided by PSA allow the association to offer two $250 travel awards for undergraduate students to participate in the poster session. You do not have to be a Pi Sigma Alpha member to participate in the poster session or to receive the travel funds. To find out more about, visit the PSA Travel Grant Program page: PSA Travel Grant Program


Dimensions of Posters:
Maximum size of poster should not exceed 48 x 36 inches to fit on TRI-FOLD 48 X 36 inch poster board on an easel. The tri-fold is 12", 24" and 12".

Pushpins will be provided for affixing all poster materials to display boards. Mounting on foamcore is NOT recommended; if you have such a poster, you will need extra long pins (greater than 1 inch) to affix your poster.

NOTE: You may prepare a tri-fold cardboard poster if you are specifically directed to do so by your advisor.

Printing of Posters:
Posters can be printed at your home university and transported to the conference; or, you should look into identifying a Kinko's in or near the hotel to print your poster once you arrive. Your home university may give you access to inexpensive poster-printing facilities and suggest you investigate this printing option. If you decide to print at the conference, we recommend that you check the costs of this kind of printing because they can be expensive at commercial outlets.

Poster Design:
Consider talking with your university media center or faculty advisor about techniques for poster design.