Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MPA 2021 will be held fully virtual! See our Submission page for rules regarding submissions and our F&Q page for commonly asked questions.

Registration for the 2021 MPA Virtual Conference will open after acceptance notifications are released (sometime between December 2020 – January 2021). Please use the information below from the 2020 conference to estimate registration costs and dates.

Registration rates for MPA 2020 (old rates)

Faculty/Post-Doc Member Pre-registration = $25.00 ($50.00 on site)
Undergraduate Student/3 Year Post-Bac Pre-registration = $25.00 ($50.00 on site)
Graduate Student Member Pre-registration = $15.00 ($30.00 on site)
Faculty Sage (Emeritus) Pre-Registration = $15.00 ($30.00 on site; for retired faculty who have contributed significantly to MPA over the course of their careers; must contact Executive Officer for this registration level)

Non-Member Registration = $100

Early Registration is now available until March 22nd, 2020.

Learn about costs associated with becoming a member HERE.


  • Pre-Registration closes about three weeks before the conference and will not be reopened.
  • If you would like to register a group of 10 or more undergraduate students, please send the Executive Officer an excel spreadsheet that lists each person’s full nameemail address, and university or institutional affiliation. You can then arrange a time for one member of your group to come to registration and pick-up badges and programs for everyone.
  • If you preregister and then find you are unable to attend, MPA cannot refund your registration.
  • Registrations cannot be switched with other attendees.

For 2020, Regular On Site Registration Fees

If you do not pre-reg, you may register on site at an additional cost. You may register during the meeting in Upper Exhibit Hall of the Palmer House Hilton.

Hours for onsite registration:

Wednesday, April 22nd, 4:00 – 8:00PM
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday, April 24th, 7:30AM – 3:00PM
Saturday, April 25, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Onsite registration fees (must bring undergraduate student/graduate student ID with you to register as a student member; without ID, all students will be registered as graduate students and be made to pay membership as well (undergraduates are not required to become members):

Faculty/Post-Doc Member Registration = $50.00 on site
Undergraduate Student/3 Year Post-Bac Registration = $50.00 on site
Graduate Student Member Registration =$30.00 on site

Non-Member Registration = $100