3rd Annual QCA Conference of the Americas 

We are thrilled to announce that CARMA will be a co-sponsor for the 3rd Annual QCA Conference of the Americas. Please read below to find out more information.

When: March 20–22, 2024

Where: Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

AQCA offers a platform for QCA empirical researchers and methodologists to gather, present, receive feedback, share developments, and discuss new research directions. AQCA 2024 promises an engaging event for learning, networking, and knowledge exchange, welcoming individuals from various fields using QCA and configurational methods. Whether you’re experienced or new to QCA, join us for three days of vibrant discussions and community engagement.

  • We invite proposals for in-person paper and poster presentations. Please be aware that this year, all presentations will be in-person, and we are not accepting virtual presentation proposals. Virtual attendance remains supported.


Standard rate Students and those w/financial need
Before Feb 15 $250 in-person
$150 virtual
$175 in-person
$75 virtual
After Feb 15 $300 in-person
$200 virtual
$225 in-person
$125 virtual

QCA Trainings

On Wednesday, we will offer two day-long QCA trainings, one introductory and the other advanced.

  1. Introduction to QCA w/Claude Rubinson (University of Houston-Downtown) and Roel Rutten (Tillburg University)
    A ground-up introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets designed for those who are newer to QCA and/or wish to refresh their knowledge. This workshop focuses on the analytic foundations of the method and its distinctive ontological and epistemological perspective. By the end of the workshop, you will understand the types of research questions that QCA can and cannot answer and will be able to design and execute research projects using QCA.
  2. Advanced R Training w/Adrian Duşa (University of Bucharest)
    Get answers to all of your most pressing questions about the QCA package for R by its author, Adrian Duşa. Professor Duşa will provide detailed procedures of how to perform QCA with R, and discuss alternative methodological solutions to various research situations, using the latest developments in the R package, in both written command and the embedded graphical user interface. This course is specifically for those who have already have experience conducting QCA with R.

Registration Now Open!

As a co-sponsor of this event, CARMA will be hosting conference registration. To register, follow the instructions below:

  • Login to your CARMA User Account
    • If you do not have an active CARMA User Account, you can create one using this link. Creating a CARMA User Account is free. CARMA Institutional Membership is not needed for AQCA registration.
  • Select the Register/Purchase tab.
  • Select your attendance method: 3rd Annual QCA Conference of the Americas (AQCA 2024) OR 3rd Annual QCA Conference of the Americas (AQCA 2024) – VIRTUAL from the dropdown menu
  • Proceed to checkout.