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Wednesday Workshops at #NASPAA2020!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

We are please to introduce an exciting new virtual format and schedule for this year's conference. In addition to Thursday, Oct. 15th and Friday, Oct. 16th's panel sessions, make plans to join #NASPAA2020 on Wednesday Oct. 14th for the workshops below.

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Register now for #NASPAA2020 Virtual Conference

Registration ends September 30, 2020

#NASPAA2020 will be an entirely new online experience that combines webinars and networking. The 2020 conference will be NASPAA’s first-ever VIRTUAL conference and occur as originally planned on Wednesday Oct. 14, Thursday Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16.

This year’s theme, “Building the New Civic Square”, is clearly timely and significant to every program. NASPAA received a record number of panel proposals this year! This is an amazing testament to the NASPAA community and public service education, and it reinforces the importance of our annual conference as an opportunity to convene – there are important issues, ideas, and research to discuss. Learn more  

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