NASPAA Annual Conference


#NASPAA2020 Call for Proposals is Now Open!  

Theme: Building the New Civic Square

NASPAA is pleased to share that the 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, October 14-17, 2020. This is the first time the conference will be in this iconic locale! 

Robert C. Orr, NASPAA President, has announced the theme of the 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference will be: “Building the New Civic Square.” Proposals will be accepted in the following tracks:

  • TRACK 1: Research and teaching: What is the new civic education?
  • TRACK 2: Impact and engagement: What are programs and NASPAA doing in this space?
  • TRACK 3: Inclusion and the civic square: immigrants and new Americans, minorities, women, political diversity.
  • TRACK 4: The new civic square globally: What it means around the world and connecting to SDG16.
  • Undergraduate Education


The 2020 host schools look forward to welcoming you to the Windy City!

Conference Updates


Committee Chair

Trevor Brown, Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University has been appointed to chair this year's conference.Trevor and the conference committee members look forward to planning and an engaging and meaningful agenda and welcoming you to the Windy City. 

Hyatt Regency Chicago


The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the official conference hotel and venue for NASPAA 2020. All conference sessions will take place here and a block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees. The link for reservations will be posted here when the block opens.



Registration will open in June.

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