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Thank you to all who responded to the NCPSA call for papers for the 45th Annual Conference. All authors will be notified of program decisions by the end of January. Please review the material below for registration information.


The North Carolina Political Science Association invites you to join us for the 45th annual conference on February 26, 2016. The conference will be held at the Frontier in Research Triangle Park. This year's conference aims to create dialogue about roles we play as individuals and as a community with nonacademic partners. Research Triangle Park is known for innovation, education, and industry. How does the work of political scientists contribute to entrepreneurial conversations?

An opportunity for NCPSA members to present new or on-going research, the annual conference is also more than that. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students network with their peers from around the state. Conversations with our academic partners can lead to collaboration, creative insights, and new options to consider. This year's conference will also feature a plenary roundtable on the Affordable Care Act.

On February 26, the conference registration desk will open at 8:45 a.m. Conference participants should follow this link to register in advance electronically. Online registration will shorten your time at the registration desk on the morning of the conference.

Conference registration is $50 for faculty and $25 for students. That includes membership in the association for one year. For faculty and students currently affiliated with a department that has institutional membership, conference registration is $40 for faculty and $20 for students.

If you are traveling from out of town, please refer to this link for a list of nearby lodging accommodations. The address of the Frontier is 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. We look forward to seeing you on February 26!