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Summer Meeting

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.

2018 Summer Methods Meeting

The 2018 Summer Meeting will be hosted by Brigham Young University, July 18th-21st 2018 at the Provo Marriot, Utah. More information can be found here.

SPM Statement on Brigham Young University and Polmeth XXXV.

Please read this joint statement by SPM, BYU and the APSA LGBT Status Committee.

Program Committee: Cassy Dorff, Justin Esarey, Jay Goodliffe (Chair), Alex Tahk, Rocio Titiunik, Curt Signorino, Betsy Sinclair, Teppei Yamamoto

Future Meetings

  • The Latin American PolMeth takes place November 8 - 9, 2018 at the Universidad de los Ande
  • The Asian Political Methodology Meeting takes place at Doshisha University on January 5 and 6, 2019
  • The 2019 Summer Meeting will be held at MIT.
  • The 2020 Summer Meeting will be held at the University of Toronto.

Past Summer Meetings

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

Visions in Methodology Meeting

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.

Past Visions in Methodology Meetings

Latin American PolMeth

We are excited to announce the second Latin American PolMeth meeting. The event will take place in November 8 and 9 in Bogotá, Colombia, and will feature paper workshops, a poster session for graduate students (open to registered participants only), and public keynote talks by prominent political methodologists. All talks and sessions will be held in English. Please see here for more information.

Asian Political Methodology Meeting

We are pleased to hold the joint conference of the 6th Asian Political Methodology Meeting and the second annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Quantitative Political Science at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, on January 5 and 6, 2019. We aim to have a small, intensive two-day conference focusing on innovative quantitative methods and their applications. Although the conference seeks to promote the advancement of quantitative social science research in Asia, we hope to have all regions of the world represented at the conference. Please see here for more information.

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.