Which conferences will improve the most?

The universe of public administration conferences is changing. More conferences held in new and exciting locations seem to be announced daily. Which conferences will (or could) improve the most?

This is a tough question to answer. PMRA is known entity by now. Internationalization will change the conference; I don’t know by how much or in what ways. ASPA probably won’t change much. There’s too much inertia there. 

I like AOM but the requirement to submit a full and complete paper so far in advance is inconvenient for many faculty. NASPAA, of course, has a limited focus. 

IRSPM has improved but still has a regional focus. Likewise, EGPA has never become a big target, and the timing often conflicts with APSA, which has its own issues. 

Which ones have the greatest prospects? Comments are closed here, but feel free to let me know your thoughts on Twitter at @abwhitford. 

NASPAA Conference Track: “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”

I’m serving on the Conference Committee for the 2017 NASPAA Conference, “Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?”. There are four tracks. In particular, I’ve been asked to help find presenters and panels for Track 4 “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”.

I think this is a great opportunity to help shape the discussion of public affairs training and it’s impact on recruiting new people to public service. Let me know if you have ideas, proposals, or recommendations about the track and its panels.

CFP: Are We All Touching the Same Camel?

SPECIAL ISSUE OF PPMR:

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC POLICY AND NONPROFIT STUDIES RESEARCH: Are We All Touching the Same Camel?

EDITED BY JASMINE JOHNSON AND SANJAY PANDEY

Deadline-March 27 George Washington University Washington, D.C.

Are you researching the intersection between public administration and nonprofit studies or public policy and nonprofit studies ?

If so, please read the attached call and submit a paper to

gwpnpsymposium.com/

Papers submitted for the Special Issue will be presented at a symposium hosted by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University, June 7. GWU will pay for all travel.

If you are not able to make the symposium or have additional questions please e-mail Jasmine, jmcginnis@gwu.edu.