Conferences and Events

APSA 2020 Conference: Statement on COVID-19

The Organising Committee at Macquarie University are taking advice from the Local and National Health Authorities in regards to COVID-19. At present, we continue to look forward to hosting the APSA 2020 Annual Conference at Macquarie University in September 2020. We are paying close attention to new developments with the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, and we’re following the guidance of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Government, Department of Health.

Should the situation change, the organisers will advise all delegates, exhibitors and partners through email communication and the website.

The call for abstracts for APSA 2020 is currently open. At this point in time, the submission deadline will remain as Monday 4 May 2020.

Potential conference delegates are requested not to make any bookings for flights and accommodation or make payments for registration until they are notified by the Organising Committee on the acceptance of their abstract.


APSA Annual Conference 

2020 APSA ConferencePolitics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment 

When: Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 September 2020 (PhD workshop to be held on Sunday 20 September 2020) 

Where: Hosted by Macquarie University, NSW, Australia  (The conference will take place in the new Arts Precinct building. )

Detail: The theme, ‘Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment’ recognises the rapidly changing nature of contemporary politics, and invites an explicit focus on the causes, manifestations and consequences of the new political, technological and ideological constellations of our time. 

Call for Abstracts: 

Submissions relating to political studies generally, and especially addressing the theme, are encouraged and can be made via the Abstract Submission Portal. We welcome innovative proposals for panels, roundtables and of course, submission from individual presenters in the following broad thematic areas: 

  • Australian Politics
  • International Relations
  • Regional Studies
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Policy and Governance
  • Comparative Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • Media Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Religion and Politics
  • Innovation and Industrial Governance 

All abstracts must be submitted online through the conference website by midnight AEST Monday 3 May 2020, 11:59pm AEST. Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the presenting author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of Friday 10 July 2020.

All enquiries regarding abstracts for APSA 2020 should be emailed to



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