Critical Information

Panelists Have Been Notified!

Individuals who submitted paper proposals have received their panel status notifications! If you are attending the conference, register as soon as possible!

Panelist Data Due by Dec. 31!

All panelist data is due to ASPA staff by the end of the year. If you have been accepted for an Annual Conference session, please make sure you have confirmed your name, organization, paper title and other details with us by Dec. 31 in order to have it printed properly in the program book. Contact us for more information.

Full Refund Deadline

Registrants seeking a full registration refund must request it in writing by Dec. 31, 2016. Questions? Contact us!


ASPA's Annual Conference is public administration's premier event of the year. Bringing together almost 1,300 practitioners, scholars and students to join theory with practice and share current trends and information with each other, this is the place to be to keep up to date on ongoing movements in the discipline.

2017 Nesta M. Gallas Lecture Announced

Sunday, March 19

Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.)

Adm. Allen retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 as the 23rd Commandant. He currently serves as Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supports government and commercial clients in cyber security, energy and the environment, navigation systems, emergency response and crisis leadership.

He is a nationally recognized expert in disaster response and an advisor to government leaders. He was the lead federal official for the responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also directed Coast Guard operations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the Haitian Earthquake. A 1971 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Adm. Allen also holds Master's degrees from The George Washington University and MIT Sloan School.

He is a member in the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on a number of federal advisory committees and holds the James Tyler Chair at the Admiral James M. Loy Institute for Leadership at the Coast Guard Academy.



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