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Future Meetings


Annual Summer Meetings

Since 1984 the Society for Political Methodology has held an annual summer conference. These conferences have been generously supported by the host institution, and by the National Science Foundation. This page contains the programs and information for each of these meetings.

COVID-19 Situation


In light of recent developments regarding the Covid-19 we are sorry to say that the in-person PolMeth XXXVII conference in Toronto has been cancelled. PolMeth XXXVII will now be run as a virtual (online) conference.

2020 Summer Methods Meeting
Past Annual Summer Meetings

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Latin American Political Methodology Meetings

The Latin American Political Methodology Meetings are annual meetings that have taken place since 2017.

IV Latin American Political Methods Meeting (IV LAPolMeth 2020) will be held at the Universidade de São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, November 20-21, 2020.

Abstract submission is now open. Please click here to submit your paper. The deadline for submissions is May 8, 2020.

Past Latin American PolMeth Meetings


Asian Political Methodology Meetings

The Asian Political Methodology Meetings have taken place annually since 2014.

The 7th Asian Political Methodology Meeting has been cancelled. Please see here for a statement

Past Asian Political Methodology Meetings

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PolMeth Europe

The first PolMeth Europe meeting has been cancelled due to the current global pandemic..

A hybrid meeting is being planned for March 2021. More details to follow.

The full statement can be found here.


St Louis Area Methods Meeting

SLAMM is a regional meeting highlighting data science applications of political science questions.

Past St Louis Area Methods Meetings

Visions in Methodology Meetings

Visions in Methodology (VIM) supports women who study political methodology. In addition to providing a forum to share scholarly work, VIM connects women in a field where they are under-represented. VIM provides opportunities for scholarly progress, networking, and professional mentoring in research and teaching in order to support women in the political methodology community. Averaging about 30 participants, VIM's three-day conference feature research presentations and discussions on both methodological and substantive topics.

The 2020 Visions in Methodology (VIM) Workshop will be held at Claremont Graduate University from May 21 to 23, 2020.

Past Visions in Methodology Meetings

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Thematic Meetings

The National Science Foundation recently agreed to fund smaller thematic meetings similar in character to the annual summer conference 25 years ago. The Society is accepting proposals for these meetings.

Past Thematic Meetings

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation Support

The National Science Foundation support has expanded the reach, impact and excellence of the Society’s conference activities since 1986.