Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christina Wolbrecht is a professor of political science, director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program. She is the co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal (Cambridge, 2016), which uses new data and novel methods to provide insight into whether, how, and with what consequences women cast their ballots in the first five presidential elections following suffrage. She also is the author of The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change (Princeton, 2000), which received the 2001 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the APSA.

Dr. Wolbrecht has authored or co-authored articles on such topics as women as political role models, the representation of women, and partisan position-taking on education policy, and co-edited books on the American political parties, women as political actors, and democratic inclusion. She is currently co-authoring a book, A Century of Votes for Women, which examines the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics.
Location Informaton

Valparaiso University is located in the city of Valparaiso in Porter County (County Data), within the region of Northwest Indiana.
The region uses Central Time Zone, which is not reflective of the entire state of Indiana. Please adjust your watches if you travel from Eastern Time Zone.
Most of the sessions will be held in the Harre Union. There is ample parking available around the building.

The location is 20 minutes away from Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as the State Park. So plan to visit the beautiful lake shore. There are a few micro breweries in the city, as well as in the region. There are some interesting restaurants that you may want to try as well.

2020 LaPorte Avenue
Valparaiso IN 46383

The IASS block rate is available until 9/20/2019 Option 1: (ONLINE) 
  1. click on the link
  2. Enter the dates you desire, select the number of rooms you desire, then click “More Search Options’ below.
  3. Select Promotional Code under the Rate Type and enter in IASS in the next field, then click Search
  4. A room type will be available on the next page, pick which room type, and click continue.
  5. Enter in your personal information, a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. This card does not get charged unless the guest cancels their reservation less than 24 hours prior to arrival. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the card on file will be charged a one night stay.
  6. If you entered in an email address, your confirmation will be emailed, or you may print your confirmation
Option 2: (TELEPHONE)
  1. Call 219-476-0000
  2. Tell the agent the dates you desire, and tell them you are with the IASS group.
  3. Give the agent your information. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the credit card will be charged a one night stay.
  4. The agent can email the confirmation

Fairfield Inn and Suites
2101 E Morthland Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Holiday Inn Express
1251 Silhavy Road South
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Hampton Inn
1451 Silhavy Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383