WPSA Annual Meeting
April 17-19, 2025
Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle, Washington

Why exhibit, advertise, or help sponsor the WPSA?

  1. Exhibitor Opportunities
  2. Advertising Opportunities
  3. Sponsorships
  4. Forms
  5. Further Information

Why exhibit, advertise, or help sponsor the WPSA?

Throughout the last decade, the Western Political Science Association saw continuous growth, reaching close to 1400 participants at our 2019 annual meeting. We saw a drop during the pandemic, as other educational associations did, but we are coming back strong and are anticipating more than (TBD) participants at our in-person Seattle conference in 2025. The annual meeting attracts scholars from research areas across the discipline, though it is particularly strong in some fields, including political theory; race, ethnicity, gender, and intersectionality studies; environmental politics; environmental political theory; and alternative research methods.

Exhibiting, advertising, and sponsorship provide exposure about your organization to our attendees and members. At the same time, your funding provides support for the study and teaching of government and politics, enables us to hold our annual conference, and helps underwrite a range of special events that bring scholars together, including guest talks, receptions, and reduced rates for attendees who need support.

The WPSA offers some of the lowest rates for advertising, exhibiting, and sponsorships among political science associations, while providing personal attention.

Exhibitor Opportunities Deadline: February 1, 2025

Tables staffed by Publisher's Representative:

  • Individual 6' draped table $550.00
  • Twin 6' tables arranged side by side $750.00
  • Three 6' tables arranged in a "U" or "L" $850.00
  • Purchase of any of these options includes two complimentary registrations, acknowledgement in the program and other communications with members; and name with link to organization on our webpage. The exhibitor tables are located near the conference registration and in the central part of the meeting space, providing a continuous flow of traffic.

Tables Staffed by The Scholars Choice

If your organization is unable to send a staff member and you wish to have books displayed, the Western Political Science Association has arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our upcoming conference. It may be possible for your recently-published book(s) to be included in their display.

Individual authors. Any members interested in having their books displayed at the upcoming WPSA conference should contact their publisher between November 15 & January 30 to ask if they would be willing to send the book for the exhibit. The Scholar’s Choice displays books on behalf of the publishers and all requests must come from them, not the individual authors. If they don’t already have it, the press may request the appropriate paperwork by emailing Mary Lynn Howe.

Publishers. Publishers who are unable to attend but wish to have a few titles exhibited should contact The Scholar's Choice. They will be providing the combined book exhibit at our annual conference. Please contact Mary Lynn Howe by email (mlh@scholarschoice.com) or phone (315-905-4208) for more information.

Promoting Your Own Book

Members who want to have their books displayed, but want to pay the cost directly, may do so by contacting Julio Castilleja at info@wpsanet.org. The WPSA has an exhibit table devoted to WPSA authors each year. The cost of exhibiting your own book is $60 per title. This is a good way to get recognition at the WPSA meeting.

Book Roundtables/Author-Meets-Critic

Each year, several roundtable discussions are presented at the annual meeting in which the participants discuss a significant book in the discipline or where an author meets with a group of panelists to discuss her or his book. If you are a publisher and one of your titles is the focus of a Roundtable discussion or an Author-Meets-Critic panel, we encourage you to display the book and also consider running an advertisement for it in the program, along with information on the time and location of the discussion or panel. If you are an author or the organizer of a Book Roundtable/Author-Meets-Critic panel and would like to see a book displayed, please contact Julio Castilleja at info@wpsanet.org for information.

Miscellaneous Exhibits

Copies of journals, fliers, and order forms can be displayed by the registration area for a $60.00 fee.

Application Form

Advertising OpportunitiesDeadline: February 1, 2025

Advertisements in Our Online Convention Program

  • Full page $325.00
  • Inside front or inside back cover $400.00
  • Back cover $450.00

Combination Advertisement and Exhibitor Table

  • 1 table and 1 full-page advertisement $625.00

Along with the placement of the ad, all advertisers are recognized on our webpage and in other communications with members.

Application Form


The WPSA provides a variety of means to help underwrite our expenses at the annual conference, which helps support our activities, makes a more meaningful conference experience, and attracts a wider, more diverse group of attendees. All sponsors are recognized in the program and on our webpage. Custom sponsorships are available.

Support Material

  • Name Badges $1,000
  • Lanyards $1,000

Workshops and Mini-Conferences

  • Asian Pacific American Politics Mini-Conference $1,500
  • Community College Mini-Conference $1,500
  • Environmental Political Theory Pre-Conference Workshop $1,500
  • Feminist Theory Pre-Conference Workshop $1,500
  • Interpretive Methods Workshop $1,500
  • Latina/o Pre-Conference Workshop $1,500
  • Other sponsored workshops or mini-conferences $1,500+

Special Events, Panels, and Exhibit Space

  • Coffee/Snacks at Exhibit Hall No Set Price
  • Graduate Student Reception $6,000
  • Meet the Editors Roundtable $1,000
  • Methods Café $1,000
  • WPSA Key Note Address $1,000
  • Other Sponsored Panels or Roundtables $1,000+

Awards Ceremony and Reception

  • Platinum Sponsor $10,000
  • Gold Sponsor $5,000
  • Silver Sponsor $2,500

WPSA Welcome Reception

  • Platinum Sponsor $10,000
  • Gold Sponsor $5,000
  • Silver Sponsor $2,500

For sponsorship information, contact Richard Clucas at hprc@pdx.edu

Further Information

For more information or to begin exhibiting, advertising, or sponsoring, contact Julio Castilleja at info@wpsanet.org.