Political Research Exchange


Planning your Conference

With 515 Panels taking place across 78 Sections, the Hamburg General Conference has a packed and comprehensive academic and plenary programme. To help you plan your conference as efficiently as possible we have improved the website to help you browse or search for information easily; developed the PDF programme so it's easier to view on mobile devices.



The most up to date conference information is on the ECPR website. There are a number of ways you can use the website to plan your conference attendance:

  • The Daily Summary is a day-by-day timetable of events, including session times and information about the Council meeting, Roundtables, Plenary lecture and receptions.
  • The Academic Programme contains the full Section, Panel and Paper listings for the conference. You can browse or search by Section, Panel or Paper, depending on whether you want to check the details of your own Panel or look for some interesting new research in your field.
  • The Timetable allows you to search for a particular Panel or activity by time or keyword so you can easily plan out your day.
  • You can also check your MyECPR account for your Section/Panel/Paper details.

PDF of the Academic Programme

A mobile friendly PDF of the academic programme is available here, correct as at 7 August 2018. If you are accessing it via a mobile phone or tablet, you will need to have a PDF reader installed such as Adobe Acrobat.


Printed Conference Programme

Printed Conference Programmes have only been produced for those participants that requested one at the time of registration.  The content of the printed Programme is correct as at the time of going to print on the 7 August, but often small changes can occur right up until the start of the event.


Updates to the printed Programme

Even if you decide not to travel to an ECPR event at the very last minute, it’s very important to tell us you can’t attend, because Panels can collapse without sufficient Papers to create a meaningful discussion, or a Chair/Discussant to lead it. Despite cancellation at short notice, Panel or Section Chairs can sometimes rearrange schedules to avoid disappointment. In the lead-up to and during the General Conference, we maintain a constantly updated web page to keep all participants aware of changes to the Academic Programme after the date on which the print brochure went to Press. If you have an update, please email us as soon as possible.



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