La diversité et la discipline de la science politique Diversity and the Discipline of Political Science


   Participation Information

  1. Presentations can be made in either English or French.
  2. Papers for the Conference – Deadline: one week before the conference.
    • Papers should be SINGLE SPACED, not exceeding the word count of 12,000 and should not have been previously published.
    • Complete your paper and email it  to the relevant section head and the other participants in the session one week before the conference.
    • Failure to comply with the above mentioned deadline can result in the chairperson excluding the presentation from the session.
    • Further, the discussant will be under no obligation to comment on the paper if s/he is not given a reasonable amount of time to read it. Such an action would be a loss to all attending the session.
  3. Presenters will be considered as possible chairpersons or discussants. Given that a successful conference depends on having, not only paper-givers, but chairs and discussants, the CPSA strongly encourages participants to pro-actively offer their services as a chairperson or a discussant to section chairs and/or be willing if a request is made.
  4. CPSA Membership Fees
    • For accepted presentations by single authors or multiple authors, each author must be a member in good standing of the CPSA by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 whether s/he is attending the conference or not, or see their name removed from the programme.
    • For more information and exemptions read the Membership Guidelines [ download pdf ↓ ].
    • The CPSA Secretariat will contact non-members regarding their membership status prior to the above deadline.
    • Chairpersons, discussants and roundtable participants are not required to be members but are warmly invited to join.

      2021 CPSA Membership Fees

      CPSA only

      Joint CPSA and SQSP

      • Students
      • Members earning under $50,000 annually (income level stated refers to gross annual income [before taxes])



       All other members



  5. CPSA Conference Fees

    2021 CPSA Conference Fees


    Unique Rate

    CPSA Member

    Student and unwaged

    Retired $40



    Student, retired, unwaged and regular


    Considering the challenging circumstances we are facing, and to facilitate as much as possible your participation in the 2021 virtual conference, we decided:

    • to reduce the registration fees for CPSA members. Please note that registration fees for student members are reduced and subsidized by the donations and the CPSA funds usually allocated to grants covering student travel;
    • that these are the only registration fees you will pay for your participation in the 2021 virtual conference. With the goal of making the virtual conference affordable for our members and after a thorough consideration of the options and costs associated with hosting a quality virtual meeting, we decided to organize our conference outside Congress only for 2021.
    Registration opens in mid-April 2021.

    We thank you once again for your support to our Association and look forward to your participation in the 2021 virtual conference!

    2020-2021 CPSA Board of Directors

Questions? Contact the CPSA Secretariat.