2017 Conference Overview

Please join us for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, which will be held from January 12 – 14, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our program committee has been assembled, and looks forward to your paper, panel and conference-within-a-conference ideas.  We look forward to another successful meeting, and to providing our members with feedback on their work, opportunities to meet colleagues, and the advantages of an enjoyable and historic setting.


The latest Preliminary Program is available here.



If you are not a member of the SPSA, please follow this link to join and to register for the 2017 Conference.

If you are a member of the SPSA, please follow this link to register.

(If you plan to register for, and attend, the conference as a non-member due to your institution’s travel rules, contact Pat Brown at 912-739-2240.  Please note that it is more cost-effective to join the Association and pay the member registration rate than it is to participate as a non-member)



The 2017 Conference will be held January 12-14 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency.  Reservations at the conference rate can be made using this link.



If you need details on child care services available during the conference, please contact Pat Brown at 912-739-2240.



Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for SPSA attendees.  To book available flights at the discounted rate, buy tickets through delta.com.  You must enter the meeting code NMNLY to receive the discount.  You may book by phone, and receive the discount using the meeting code, but you will have to pay Delta’s telephone booking fee.



Doubloon Tours offers historical walking tours of New Orleans, Louisiana. Doubloon Tours is offering a $5 discount on all regular tours when you use the promo code SPSA2017 at checkout. Each person registering for a tour will save $5. (This does not include the cooking demo + lunch + French Quarter Tour, nor the short French Quarter tour). This promo code is available to use until January 15, 2017. Visit doubloontours.com for more information.


Please check back here regularly as we update this page for the 2017 conference