The ECPR’s General Conference is its largest event, often bringing together some 2,500 political scientists from throughout the world. Demand has meant that from Glasgow in 2014, the General Conference will be an annual event, with the 2015 Conference taking place in Montreal – the ECPR’s first ever event to be held outside of Europe.
The academic programme takes the traditional format of Sections, organised around a common theme or major research question. Each Section then contains between three and eight Panels, each addressing a specific question. For Glasgow, 66 sections have been accepted, which equates to over 300 Panels. With a truly international attendance expected, which crosses all sub-disciplines of political science and indeed all career stages, presenting a Paper provides the opportunity to benefit from invaluable discussion and debate. Alternatively, participants can simply observe and still take advantage of the full conference experience.