Portland, OR



Western Political Science Association
Hyatt Regency Hotel at Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
April 6 - 8, 2023


Plans are underway for the 2023 WPSA Conference to be held in San Francisco on April 6 - 8, 2023. For more information, please click on the meeting's tabs above.

Welcome to Our New Conference and Membership Coordinator

The Western Political Science Association is pleased to announce the selection of our new Conference and Membership Coordinator, Julio Castilleja. Julio will be taking over the responsibilities of coordinating our annual conference after Elsa Favila retires on October 1. In that position, Julio will be the one with whom members and conference participants will interact the most on conference and membership-related matters. The selection committee felt Julio was a great fit for the job and for the WPSA. Please welcome him to the association. We will post his email address once it is set up.

We will also be posting information soon on how we plan to honor Elsa at the conference in San Francisco in April. If you want to join in when we give her thanks, make sure you submit a conference proposal before the September 26 deadline.

WPSA 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Continues

As part of the WPSA’s 75th Anniversary, the Association launched a $100,000 fund-raising campaign to create a travel endowment, which will provide much-needed support to help graduate students and faculty attend the annual meeting. The Association is continuing the campaign until the 2023 conference. 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! As of now, the Association has raised over $27,000. We are on our way, but need more of you to help!

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