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What would you do to improve APSA?

- September 2, 2009

‘Tis the season of the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual conference (which probably explains why The Monkey Cage has been and will likely continue to be a bit quieter than usual this week). With that in mind, I thought I would throw out the topic of what anyone who has ever been to this meeting would do to improve it.

I’ll kick off the discussion by suggesting that we change the date. The fact that APSA is held on Labor Day Weekend has been a recurring source of conflict in my family, which has only intensified since my kids started school. Staying away from holiday weekends altogether would seem preferable, but Labor Day strikes me as particularly tough.

Other ideas/suggestions?