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NASPAA Annual Conference

2022 NASPAA Annual Conference - October 19-21

Theme: The Time is Now: A Bold and Noble Public Service for All

NASPAA is pleased to announce the 2022 NASPAA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL. We are excited to reboot and refresh plans for this year, and the local host schools look forward to finally and safely welcoming you in person to the Windy City!  

Call For Proposals 

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Submissions are made through our online form. Please preview the application questions and submission details before you begin the online submission process. All proposals must be submitted by the session convener by Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:59 ET. NOTE - If you wish to submit more than one proposal, please contact Leigh Anne Elliott at elliott@naspaa.org.

All proposals must be submitted by the session convener by Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

View submission details here

#NASPAA2022 Conference Co-Chairs Announced

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We are pleased to announce that NASPAA President, Susan Gooden, has named the 2022 NASPAA Annual Conference Chairs. Dr. Brandi Blessett, Associate Professor, MPA Program Director, Masters of Public Administration Social Justice (MPA SJ) Program at the University of Cincinnati and Dr. Sean McCandless, Assistant Professor and DPA Associate Director, School of Public Management and Policy at the University of Illinois Springfield will co-chair the conference. "The conference theme for this year—The Time is Now: A Bold and Noble Public Service for All—has never been more timely," Dr. McCandless and Dr. Blessett stated. "The world faces both new and continuing crises and it is imperative for public administration to be at the forefront with helping develop diverse, equitable, inclusive, just, active and bold ways forward. We look forward to rigorous discussions of how pedagogy, classroom and program management and more can help position the field to address these critical issues." NASPAA looks forward to working with the co-chairs to plan a meaningful and engaging 2022 conference.

Welcome Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) 

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NASPAA is pleased to co-locate this year with the Teaching Public Administration Conference 2022 (TPAC 2022). This conference is an annual event hosted by the Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). We look forward to SPAE members collaborating with NASPAA on issues related to research and teaching, especially in the context of a bold and noble public service for all. #TPAC2022 #teachingPA 

Local Hosts:

  • University of Illinois Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
  • Northern Illinois University, School of Public and Global Affairs
  • University of Illinois Springfield, College of Public Affairs and Administration