Join MPA

SOME CHANGES TO MEMBERSHIP ARE HAPPENING. Announcement forthcoming (posted June 13, 2022):

Join MPA

One benefit of membership for faculty is a reduced registration fee for the annual meeting.

Membership is not the same as registration for the conference. Everyone attending the conference must register. For faculty, membership reduces the price of registration, allows for leadership opportunities within the organization, allows for Fellow Status and other awards.

ONLY FACULTY AND POST-DOCS PAY SEPARATELTY FOR MEMBERSHIP. Graduate students who register for the event will be given complimentary membership automatically. MPA Council decided this for the following reasons:

  • Many graduate students paid for membership and mistook it for registration. These students then came to the conference, having not registered, and had to pay for their on-site registration fee.
  • Almost no grad students choose to be members but not register for the conference. Many faculty do this, however.
  • It will streamline this process for graduate students without negatively impacting their ability to interact with the organization in any way.

Undergraduates will still get the same low rate for registration without membership status.

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Members can Join or Update your Membership in the Profile Home which can be accessed HERE.

Membership Levels

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Membership (1 year) – $45.00 (USD)

  • Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st to June 30th of the current membership cycle (e.g., if you purchase membership on April 1st, 2022, it lasts until June 30th, 2022).
  • No automatically recurring payments
  • You must have a doctoral degree or a comparable professional degree for this membership. Members receive a reduced conference registration fee.

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Membership (3 years) – $120.00 (USD)

  • Subscription period: 3 years, on: July 1st (as above with regard to the membership cycle)
  • No automatically recurring payments
  • You must have a doctoral degree or a comparable professional degree for this membership. Members receive a reduced conference registration fee.

Graduate Student Membership – Complimentary with registration

  • Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st to June 30th of the current membership cycle (e.g., if you purchase registration on January 1st of 2022, membership lasts until June 30th, 2022).
  • No automatically recurring payments
  • You must be a current graduate student to register as a graduate student and receive this complimentary membership.

PLEASE NOTE: Membership in the organization does not guarantee acceptance of submissions to the yearly conference and memberships will not be refunded if your submission is not accepted.