2017 NASPAA Annual Conference
October 11-14, 2017
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
THEME: Confidence in Public and Nonprofit
How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?
as of 8/18/17
We are pleased to share the preliminary line-up of this year’s panel
sessions on Thursday, Oct.
12 and Friday Oct. 13.
Don’t miss exciting panels such as:
• Writing the Diversity Plan – A Workshop on Crafting a Thoughtful,
Measurable, and Effective Plan
• Bringing Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations into Globalized
Public Affairs Curricula
• Successful Recruitment Strategies for On-Campus Small Programs
• Building Effective and Accountable Pubic Institutions: Preparing NASPAA
Graduates for Strategic Action to Promote SDG 16 in Developing Countries
• Age of Trump: Ethics, Public Policy, and Discourse
• Implications of Recent Federal Policy Changes on NASPAA Schools
Come early on Wednesday,
Oct. 11 to participate in additional enrichment opportunities:
• Accreditation Institute, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Doctoral Education Workshop, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
• New Director’s Roundtable, 10:00 – 11:30 am
• Creating Dynamic Video Lectures Using Free Simple Tools, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
• NASPAA NEXT: A Leadership Development Institute for Public Affairs
Education, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Register and Reserve Your Room NOW
Registration is now OPEN! Be sure to register by
Sept. 6 to secure the early bird rate of $390.
Reserve your room in the NASPAA room block at the conference hotel, Hyatt
Regency Capitol Hill. The rate is $279 per night and will be
available until Sept. 19 or until rooms sell out.
INTERESTED IN SOCIAL INNOVATION? ENTER THE PITCH
Do you have an innovative course, research project or service learning
approach? At this year's NASPAA conference, three finalists will compete for
$3,000 to be used for implementation or scale-up. This Voinovich pitch
competition has been established to honor the memory of Senator George V.
Voinovich and to encourage the creative problem-solving approach he
championed throughout his nearly half-century of public service. The first
annual Sen. George Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is open to all
NASPAA-affiliated student groups, faculty and administrators.
enter, please email your program name, institution, contact information and
[max] two-page description of your innovative program to contest coordinator
Descriptions should include the problem or issue being addressed; what makes
your program innovative; where you are in the implementation process;
current or anticipated impact; funding needs; and other sources of support.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, but applications will continue to
be considered until three outstanding finalists have been identified. Those
finalists will have 5-10 minutes each at NASPAA's conference to pitch their
idea, "swim in the porpoise tank" and take challenging questions from judges
who are experts in social innovation. Judges and audience members vote and
participants will find out on the spot who is the winner. Then go do it!
The contest is sponsored by NASPAA and Ohio University's Voinovich School of
Leadership and Public Affairs.
Thank you to the 2017 NASPAA Annual Conference Committee!
Roger Hartley, University of Baltimore
Roland Anglin, Cleveland State
John Bartle, University of Nebraska Omaha
David Birdsell, Baruch College
Thomas Bryer, University of Central Florida
Doerte Busch, Berlin School of Economics and Law
John Daly, University of South Florida
George Dougherty, University of Pittsburgh
James Douglas, UNC Charlotte
Liu Hong, Nanyang Technological University
Patria de Lancer Julnes, Penn State Harrisburg
Dan McIntyre, Columbia University
Chris Koliba, University of Vermont
Karen Mossberger, Arizona State University
Cristián Pliscoff, Universidad de Chile
Gabriel Puron Cid, CIDE
Ivan Sascha Sheehan, University of Baltimore
Meghna Sabharwal, University of Texas at Dallas
Jessica Sowa, University of Baltimore
Don Waisanen, Baruch College
Andrew Whitford, University of Georgia
Peter Wilcoxen, Syracuse University