Annual Conference



September 13-15, 2019

Banff, Alberta

Submit a Paper Proposal

The 12th Annual Meeting of the Prairie Political Science Association will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, located in Treaty 7 Territory, traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations, from September 13-15, 2019.

The spectacular Kinnear Centre at the Banff Centre, and its professional staff and meeting organizers offer an unparalleled conference experience in a breathtaking setting. On-site accommodation, sophisticated audio-visual equipment, day-long catering and child care services help you maintain your focus. Easy interaction with colleagues in cafes, bars, and restaurants at the Centre and in Banff promote the exchange of ideas.

Extensive exercise facilities, a pool, and access to the great outdoors add another dimension to what is always a welcoming, productive, and enlivening conference. You might also wish to take in one of the remarkable cultural events at the Centre while you are visiting.

Proposals from all fields making use of any of the methods of political science are welcome. Submit a single paper proposal via our online form. Generally, the conference program offers the following sections: Provincial Politics, Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Thought, International Relations, Public Policy/Administration, and Teaching and Learning.

This year’s plenary will address important issues relating to Canadian political economy, so be sure to join us for an exciting Friday evening event.

To allow us to plan, please provide details of any children requiring daycare at the time of submitting a proposal.

The PPSA conference has often been used to bring together groups of researchers working on a common project. Proposals for single panel or multi-panel workshops on a particular theme are welcome. All workshop proposals should be made via email to Be sure to include the names and affiliations of presenters at the panel as well as the abstracts for their presentation. 

Deadline for both paper and panel proposals will be April 15, 2019