The Programme Committee invites proposals for participation in the 2024 Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference to be held in person from Wednesday, June 12 to Friday, June 14 at McGill University, Montréal, Québec. McGill University (Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal) is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg.

Approaches, Knowledges and Methods for the World of Tomorrow

The 2024 conference will meet in-person once again and offers an opportunity to expand our reach as a discipline beyond traditional silos. With this in mind, this year’s theme is Approaches, Knowledges, and Methods for the World of Tomorrow. The theme opens news avenues for investigation in the field of political science that extend beyond rigid disciplinary boundaries. From Indigenous methodologies to innovative ethnographic approaches and from classical political theories to cutting-edge experimental approaches, a theme of Approaches, Knowledges, and Methods for the World of Tomorrow invites submissions that pushes us to rethink how we envision a more sustainable, equitable, and just world. We invite proposals that speak to this overarching theme.
The Programme Committee also invites submissions in all areas of political science, spanning one or more of our 16 disciplinary sections and competitions (3MT and Posters).
The CPSA conference has always been globally-focused, and we invite scholars from around the world to participate and present their work.
Reconciliation and EDID
The CPSA continues to prioritize the work of the CPSA Reconciliation and EDID committees as well as broader efforts to decolonize the academic world.
It subscribes to the principles of accessibility, diversity, decolonization, equity, inherent human dignity, and inclusion.
Thus, we particularly welcome proposals that contribute to a diverse and inclusive representation of the Canadian political science community, and those that address all forms of discrimination, bigotry, prejudice, and injustice, including, but not limited to, those rooted in racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and classism.
The Programme Committee has also organized workshops that focus on specialized themes of interest for political scientists. Explore them HERE and submit your proposal!
Practitioners Section
We especially welcome submissions for our Practitioners Section. A practitioner is a political scientist whose main professional activity is, or has been, outside the academic world (e.g., in government, political parties, consulting, journalism, lobbying, think tanks, and international or civil society organizations). The section welcomes a wide variety of perspectives on political science and its application in Canadian society.
Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) Canada Region
ISA Canada is proud to host its annual conference in partnership with the CPSA. For the nineteenth consecutive year, ISA Canada will co-organize with the CPSA the International Relations section of the 2024 Annual Conference. ISA Canada encourages its members to submit proposals on areas of interest in the study of international relations. ISA Canada is a region of the International Studies Association (ISA), the premier international association of international relations scholars.
93rd Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
The 2024 CPSA Annual Conference is held within the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (2024 Congress).
With the theme Sustaining shared futures, Congress 2024 will focus on exploring how ‘sustainability’ transcends the immense challenges posed by climate change, urging recognition of the interconnectedness of human existence and global action on the overlapping social, economic, environmental, and technological issues that threaten our future.” The Programme Committee also welcomes submissions that relate to the Congress’s theme.

Questions? Contact the CPSA Conference Team.

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Welcome message from
Tyler Chamberlain, Posters Section Head &
Valérie Vézina, Programme Chair

Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Welcome message from
Gabrielle Daoust, 3MT Chair

2024 CPSA Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline to submit your proposals
Submission outcome notification
Deadline CPSA Membership Fees
Deadline Registration (early bird)
Paper for the conference
Conference dates