Call for 2017 GPSA Student Poster Session

The Georgia Political Science Association is now accepting proposals for a special session dedicated to student scholarship during the 2017 annual meeting. The conference will be held in the historic district in Savannah, GA, from Thursday, Nov. 9 – Saturday Nov. 11. Work from both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.

The Georgia Political Science Association annual meeting provides students the opportunity to showcase their hard work while networking with a diverse group of political scientists and public administrators from across the state. Furthermore, the conference experience can play an integral part in their professional development as it offers the opportunity build their confidence in their research and ability to communicate their ideas.

Student Poster Session

The 3rd Annual Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and/or class based projects.

  • Individual Posters- These posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or in the process of being completed; discuss interesting projects on which students have worked; or a report on a project or educational experiences (e.g., public outreach, volunteerism, internships). Submissions should focus on research or activities conducted within the past academic year.
  • Class Based Projects- These posters may describe class activities or simulations dealing with any area of politics and government. These presentations can focus on an individual experience, or the overall class experience. Any proposal focusing on a class based project is required to have an academic sponsor who signs off on the submission (including their title, rank and contact information).

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

The submitted poster abstracts will be selected on the basis of the clarity and the novelty of the ideas they present. Selected poster presenters will be given space to present their posters in a “Poster Presentation Session” at the beginning of the conference. The main idea of the “Poster Presentation Session” is to create a lively and intellectually challenging environment for undergraduate and graduate students to relate their ideas to a sophisticated audience and to invite discussions of their ideas during the conference.

Please send poster abstracts of 150-200 words along with a short bio of the author(s) to by Oct. 1, 2017. Decisions regarding selected posters will be emailed to presenters by Oct. 9, 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *