How to Participate


Participation in MLPSC is by invitation-only, but you can put your name on the list by emailing Each year, we will compile a list of everyone who is interested in participating. From there, we will randomly choose the list of those who receive invitations. If you are invited, we encourage you to register early. If you cannot attend, kindly let us know so we can invite someone else. We are starting out small in 2021, so please don’t be upset if you don’t get selected this year. We hope to create a conference that grows each year.

Workshopping a Paper

If you are interested in workshopping a paper, you’ll need to submit an abstract. More details about this process can be found in your invitation letter. Once the abstracts are submitted, we will notify authors of their acceptance about 3 months before full drafts are due. For 2020, we anticipate selecting 16 abstracts. Once full drafts are submitted, we will share all the drafts and a schedule with all MLPSC participants. Each participant is expected to read 4 papers for the conference, so you’ll want to calendar some time to ensure you can participate fully in the discussion. 

Papers selected for workshopping cannot have been presented at another conference or submitted for publication at the time of MLPSC. Our goal is to provide significant, meaningful feedback to authors who want to improve their drafts.

Code of Conduct

MLPSC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the conference or other conference-connected media. MLPSC participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. MLPSC follows the Chatham House Rule.

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