Much like other academic conferences, access to the Random Access Memories (#RAM21) virtual conference is not open to the public. Registration is open to PSA ECN members, PSA members, or those who can demonstrate that they are a student or faculty member of a university or similar institution (via a university email, for instance). After you have registered, you will receive a login to the conference shortly before it starts.

Registration is not currently active. But if you use the sign-up sheet below, we will email you when it is!

Participants who have had their abstracts accepted will be automatically registered to the conference and will receive a login username and link to create their password shortly before the conference.


We belive that ECN virtual conferences should be to be open to all who wish to attend, without regard for the ability to pay or location. Thus there is no manitory fees associated with your participation at any level.

However, to support the activities of the Early Career Network, there will be a voluntary ‘pay what you can’ model to help support the ECN with conference costs registration fee for presenters and registrants. The recommended donation price is around £5.00. We also ask all participants consider joining the Political Studies Association, which would allow us to run more events like this one. Membership for early career researchers (current PhD students and those 3-years post viva) is only £20! As a bonus, you get the full benefits of PSA membership.

AAll PSA members will also be granted a special certificate of participation for this conference, which can be used as evidence of your professional development, and proof of attendance at this conference

You can join by going directly to: