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The American Political Science Association’s headquarters city, Washington, DC, will host to the 2014 Annual Meeting this August. The association and local departments look forward to welcoming the APSA members, faculty, and students to the nation’s capital. Historically, Washington, DC, has had the highest attendance rates, with an expected 6,000 political scientists participating. Join APSA and your colleagues, old and new, to discuss many of the latest issues facing political science, including issues related to the 2014 theme, “Politics after the Digital Revolution.”

POLITICS AFTER THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Led by cochairs Simon Jackman from Stanford University and Melanie Manion from the University of Wisconsin, the Annual Meeting features four days of panels, roundtables, and special events for scholars to present, learn, and network. Some of the theme panels include:

Experiments in Digital Democracy

Big Data and the Analysis of Political Text

Implementing Data Access and research Transparency

Bringing 75 Years of Public Opinion Data into the Classroom

Digital Media as a Means of Assessing Citizen Preferences

Avoiding Cyber War

Innovations in Analyzing Legislative Responsiveness Using Big Data

Executive Communications and Campaigning in the Digital Age

The Promises and Challenges of Digital Technology in Public Policy and Administration

Privacy in the Cyber Age

The New Structures of Advocacy and Electoral Campaigning in the Digital Era

Revolutions and Human Rights in a Digital Age

PANELS AND MORE

The Annual Meeting features four days of panels, roundtables, and special events for scholars to present, learn, and network.Interact with colleagues at the opening reception or join APSA in celebrating outstanding achievements at the Awards Ceremony. Delve more deeply into topics with a short course on Wednesday or meet attendees with shared interests by participating in a working group. Along with special events and networking, the APSA Annual Meeting provides attendees with worthwhile services such as the eJobs placement service for on-site interviews and an exhibit hall hosting publishers, think tanks, classroom technology, software companies, and more.

In keeping with the theme, the American Political Science Association has several new digital innovations for the 2014 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will feature an opt-in for the program book, and, for those who opt-out, an electronic PDF copy of the program will be available for view on electronic devices. The popular mobile app will also return, in addition to virtual posters within the poster sessions. The annual meeting will also feature live video streaming of some of the main events, sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

Find dates, times, and more information in the online program, available at www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program_2014/.

Photos of Einstein memorial, previous page, interior of the Capitol Dome (left), and Chinatown gate (below) are courtesy of the Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau.

SHORT COURSES

Each year, on the Wednesday prior to the start of the Annual Meeting, APSA hosts short courses, half- or full-day sessions that provide opportunities for meeting attendees to enhance knowledge and reinvigorate teaching or research skills. Registered attendees can review short course details online under their MyAPSA account as well as register in advance for these sessions.

WORKING GROUPS

Consider joining a Working Group during the meeting. Working Groups consist of small groups of scholars who convene throughout the meeting to discuss a common topic or subfield. Group members draw on the rich content of the Annual Meeting by agreeing to attend a specified set of panels and meeting afterwards to discuss the emerging themes. Working groups can enrich member participation by creating a community and networking experience.

HOTELS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Special meeting rates are available at the Marriott Wardman Park, the Omni Shoreham, and the Washington Hilton. Visit www.apsanet.org/2014 for more information about making reservations.

REGISTER NOW TO SAVE

Registration is available through the APSA website www. apsanet.org. Log into your MyAPSA account and follow the registration links under the Annual Meeting header. Register by August 6 to receive the lower preregistration rates. Current APSA members receive lower registration rates, so we encourage nonmembers to consider joining to take advantage of reduced registration fees and other valuable services the association offers.