The SWPSA Annual Meeting is held each spring as part of the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting. The meeting attracts a broad range of political scientists from across the country and internationally. The SWPSA Annual Meeting has panels from diverse subject areas within political science and from a diverse range of institutions.
The SWPSA Annual Meeting also has interdisciplinary panels in collaboration with the other SSSA affiliates. Past SWPSA meetings have been in San Antonio, New Orleans, Denver, Albuquerque, and Corpus Christi.