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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 & 2019 Summer Methods Meetings

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.

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

The 2019 Summer Meeting will be held at MIT. 

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

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.