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General Conference Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together this page to help address some of the most common queries regarding our General Conference 2024.

If you still require assistance, please contact our Events Team.

During the proposal phase

The conference programme comprises Panel sessions, Featured Roundtables, Scholarly Publishing Sessions and a keynote lecture, alongside an expo.

The Academic Programme is organised in the format of Sections, each comprising a range of Panels in a given field. The programme is broad, with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, including comparative politics, public policy and public administration, political theory, international relations and European studies.

The Open Section accepts Panel and individual Paper proposals that do not fit into any of the listed Sections and also welcomes proposals of varying formats, including roundtable-style discussions, book presentations or critique sessions.

There is a two-stage process for submitting proposals: 1) Call for Sections and 2) Call for full Panels and Individual Papers. For details, please refer to the Guidelines and Deadlines page.

  • Individuals may perform the function of Section Chair, Panel Chair and Discussant only once.
  • Paper Presenters can present no more than two Papers.
  • Each Section should have one Chair and one Co-Chair.
  • Section Chair must be from an ECPR Full Member institution.
  • Participants should ensure their availability for the entire duration of the conference.
In-person Panels
  • ECPR Member
    Standard: €247.50
    Student: €99
  • Non-Member
    Standard: €495
    Student: €346.50
Virtual Panels
  • ECPR Member
    Standard: €125
    Student: €50
  • Non-Member
    Standard: €250
    Student: €175

Thanks to our two funding streams, you could get funded to attend our General Conference!

If your application is successful, we'll cover your registration fee, plus travel and accommodation costs if you're attending an in-person Panel.

Event Participation Grant

Open to PhD students and early career scholars from ECPR Full Member institutions.

50th Anniversary Fund

Available to individual scholars who are not eligible to apply for our standard event participant funding scheme.

Please note:
  • You must not be in receipt of any other funding for this event;
  • You must not have received funding from ECPR within the last two years.
Apply here before 26 March 2024.

Preparing for the General Conference

Please email the Events Team with the Paper title and who should be assigned as a Presenter and who – the Co-Author. Only Papers whose Presenters have registered would appear on the Academic Programme.

The event schedule will be available by mid-June 2024.

The format of each Panel is indicated in the programme with the following icons:

  In-person Panel or activity
  Virtual Panel or activity

You can also search the programme by Panel code: P for in-person Panels held at University College Dublin and V for virtual Panels.

Online participation in an in-person panel is at the discretion of each Panel Chair as they will be responsible for managing this. Please contact your Panel Chair with your request and they will confirm whether they can accommodate this.

  1. Head to My Events in your My ECPR account and select the following:  Manage Paper > Browse > Select your Paper > Open/OK > Upload.
  2. Click 'View Document' to ensure that it has been uploaded successfully. You can also use this facility to replace your Paper or remove it after the event. Your document must be in English and PDF format.
  3. Please upload your Paper by 15 July 2024 so they have time to prepare comments and questions.

Please note that uploading your Paper via My ECPR constitutes an agreement for ECPR to publish the Paper on the event platform, which will be accessible to all participants.

To access uploaded Papers, head to the ‘Papers’ tab under Programme via the event platform. If the Paper Presenter has uploaded their Paper via our platform, you will be able to download it via the individual page for that Paper. Please note that uploaded Papers will only be available within the event platform.

Your Paper can be presented in any format. If you are delivering a digital presentation in person, please have this saved on a USB key and in a universal format (ppt, pptx, pdf or mp4).

No, you are not required to share your Paper presentation before the conference.

Yes, all in-person Panels will be live-streamed. These will be accessible to all conference participants via the 'On Now' button on the event platform.

Please email the Events Team and notify your Panel Chairs.

If do not have an approved proposal or role at the conference, you may register as an observer from mid-July.

Attending the General Conference

The times are shown in GMT.

On arrival, please head to the registration area located in the Ground Floor Foyer of O'Brien Centre for Science. Here you will check in and collect your badge. Keep a look out for student ambassadors in ECPR t-shirts who will also be able to assist you!

Badges are required to access all conference Panels and activities, including networking events.

The room allocation for each Panel or activity is included in the Programme on the event platform and your Itinerary.

My Itinerary allows you to plan your event in advance. You can search for the Panel(s) that you will be attending and simply click/press on the 'Add to Itinerary' button. If you make a mistake, simply click/press on the 'Remove from Itinerary' button.

Plenary events will be automatically added to your itinerary.

Any Panels where you are participating as a Paper Presenter, Panel Chair or Discussant have automatically been added to your itinerary and these cannot be deleted.

Links to join the Panel session are displayed in your Itinerary 15 minutes before the Panel or activity is due to start.

Only participants who have registered and paid can access the event. Please check that you are using the My ECPR account that you registered for the event with, using the same username and password.

Panels will not be video recorded, however, some headline events such as the Featured Roundtables will be recorded and made available to watch on demand.

If you or any other participant want to take a screen capture for personal use, such as sharing on social media, you / they should request permission from the Panel Chair.

Once the event is over, you can now download it via My ECPR in four simple steps:

  1. Head to My Events;
  2. Find the event you had attended;
  3. In the 'Select Certificate you would like to download' field, select your role from the drop-down list;
  4. Your PDF certificate will download automatically.

*If you had more than one role in the event, you can download a separate certificate for each role.