Proposals for APSA’s Teaching and Learning Conference are due October 15th. If you’ve never gone, consider giving it a try. The track-based structure means you spend the three days with the same group with lots of feedback for the different papers. There’s also a great deal of general discussion about teaching, some great workshops with take-home activities (including one on simulations run by our own Victor Asal), and just a chance to meet colleagues who care as much about teaching as research and are looking for ways to combine the two. There’s also great opportunities for collaboration: the special edition on simulations in JPSE and ALPS itself came out of TLC.
And if you want to hang out with the ALPS crew (and maybe even meet the famous Susherwood), consider submitting a proposal to the Simulations and Role Play: International Relations/Comparative Politics track.