ISA Midwest Annual Conference 2020

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November 20th - 22nd

The Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Hosted by ISA-Midwest


More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Conference Updates

ISA-Midwest 2020 Submission Reminder

The deadline for submitting papers, panels, and posters to the ISA Midwest 2020 conference is quickly approaching: July 24th. Here are a few reasons to submit your work: 

  • The pandemic has upended your work-life balance and you are missing your ISA community
  • You missed an opportunity to get feedback at other conferences this year (so submit your paper!)
  • You have new work, but not a full paper (so submit a poster!)
  • You are a graduate student and want to network and get feedback (submit a poster or a paper!)
  • You are a junior woman+ scholar who wants to participate in Pay it Forward
  • You want to hear from ISA President Helen Milner
  • You want to hear from the Quincy Wright Scholar Awardee Dursun Peksen
  • You want to celebrate the recipient of the Teaching & Mentoring Award, John Ishiyama
  • And finally, you want to join in some of the amazing fun social activities we are planning

I look forward to reading your proposals and seeing you online this November!

ISA-Midwest St. Louis 2020 Announcement

The ISA-Midwest Board has been in conversation about the best path forward for our region; we listened to your feedback and reached out to past leadership of the region as well. After careful consideration, our conclusion is that we will hold the 2020 ISA-Midwest on a virtual platform.

We are aware that there are, and will be, significant health concerns, as well as financial constraints on travel. This is a much difficult decision -and, a disappointment for many of us; nonetheless, it is a prudent and socially responsible decision at this time. As difficult as this decision is, it gives us a clear direction in planning the event -and, a peace of mind as we all schedule the fall.

Our program chair Dr. Leah Windsor, and the Board, will make every effort to make the 2020 ISA-Midwest a meaningful experience. Dr. Windsor will reach out with more information as the program comes into shape. The ISA-Midwest is a successful event because of its attendees; we look forward to a joint effort and rely on our attendees in making it another successful event this November as well.

In conclusion, this is a collaborative decision that benefited from your participation in the survey, and the thoughtful insights provided by our colleagues. As the region’s president, I take ownership of this tough decision [and, hope very much that come November this will appear unnecessary]. We look forward to your proposals and to the ISA-Midwest 2020; the deadline for submission is July 24th.

Program Chair

Leah Cathryn Windsor

University of Memphis

Upcoming Deadlines

Submission Deadline: July 24, 2020

Pre-Registration: October 16, 2020 (to remain on program)