To reserve rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago under the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference rate ($235 per night for single rate and $245 for double rate*), please go to the Reservation Website. Rooms must be reserved no later than Saturday, August 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) to receive the discounted conference rate. If you are making a reservation by phone, be sure to mention that you are with MCJA to receive the discounted conference rate. Please email Breanne Pleggenkuhle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any trouble with this process. *Rates may change.
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Online preregistration for members ($70), nonmembers ($90), and students ($10) is available through September 15th.
After September 15th, all may register online, but at on-site rates.
The 2020 Midwestern Criminal Justice Association conference has been cancelled. The 2021 MCJA conference will be held September 23rd - 24th, 2021.
MCJA is no longer accepting panel/paper abstracts for the 2020 annual conference. We are still accepting undergraduate and graduate student submissions for poster presentations to be held virtually.
Abstract Submission Site
We accept individual paper presentations, complete thematic panels, and roundtables for regular sessions. Undergraduate and graduate students who are submitting an abstract for a poster may also submit here. Please note: poster submissions are limited to undergraduate and graduate students.
Questions about abstract submission should be directed to MCJA 1st Vice President and Conference Program Chair Matt Matusiak at matthew.matusiak at ucf dot edu.
Tom Castellano Award: We are looking for nominations for 2020. Please see information here.
Practitioner Award: Consider nominating a non-faculty practitioner for 2020. Please see information here.
MCJA Student Paper Competitions: We are looking for undergraduate and graduate submissions for 2020. Please see information here.
MCJA Student Poster Competitions: We are looking for undergraduate and graduate submissions for 2020. Please see information here.