2018 IPES Conference

November 2-3 at MIT

The program is now available.

The 2018 meeting will be held November 2 and 3. It will be hosted by MIT’s Department of Political Science. All conference sessions will take place at the MIT Samberg Conference Center (within the Morris and Sophie Chang Building), 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Our local hosts are Professors David Singer and In Song Kim. Breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday of the conference will be provided, as well as a dinner for all participants on Friday evening. Please plan to attend these meals as they are an important opportunity for networking within the conference. The Friday evening dinner and reception will take place at MIT’s Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is 5 miles from The Cambridge Marriott Hotel, 50 Broadway, Cambridge. The hotel is offering a rate of $279/night to IPES conference participants. This rate is available through October 11, 2018, using the following link: Book your group rate for MIT IPES National 2018 Conference Room Block. If you prefer to reserve a room by phone, dial 1-617-494-6600 and reference code# M-90Z67VC.

The Marriott Hotel is located next to the Kendall Station, which serves the MBTA red line subway. Transportation from Boston Logan is free from all terminals using the MBTA’s Silver Line, which connects to the red line at South Station. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available.

For attendees driving to the conference, information about parking at MIT is available here.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact ipes-sc@sas.upenn.edu. If you have any questions about Boston or conference logistics, please contact David Singer dasinger@mit.edu.


Cambridge Map


Expenses for the Conference

The IPES does not have any permanent institutional support. 

There is a registration fee of $100 for faculty and $25 for graduate students attending the conference. This fee will be waived for faculty and students of the host institution (all participants will be asked to pre-register).

All participants are expected to pay their own travel and hotel expenses. We understand that travel funds are limited for everyone. We hope that the high quality of the meeting and discussions will make this a worthwhile expense. We may have very limited funds to help defray housing costs for some graduate students and junior faculty, but we will not be able to assist everyone in these categories. If you wish to be considered for travel funds, please send your request to ipes-sc@sas.upenn.edu

Please check back on our website for the preliminary program and conference registration. All registered IPES members will receive an email as additional information becomes available. Please create a scholar profile to receive updates.