Throughout the year, ASPA hosts, co-sponsors or organizes several events for members and other individuals in the public management field. This includes webinars, workshops, regional and international conferences, as well as special events.

There are also events organized by ASPA sections.


The ASPA Annual Conference is the major meeting for ASPA members, practitioners and scholars in public administration. It draws more than 1,000 individuals interested in public management and administration each year.

2016 Annual Conference - March 18-22, Westin Hotel, Seattle WA.

2017 Annual Conference - March 17-21, Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA.


Association on Budgeting and Financial Management
The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) host an annual conference focused on international and comparative perspectives of budgeting and financial management.

Southeastern Conference on Public Administration
SECoPA enhances the public service field in the Southeast by providing opportunities for scholarly & practice-based exchanges, professional development & networking, nurturing students, new practitioners & academics and developing leaders in the profession.

Northeast Conference on Public Administration

NECoPA provides support for universities in the northeast region as they work to plan and host the annual NECoPA conference. This event, the annual regional conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), is intended to provide educational opportunities for scholars, practitioners and others interested in public service in a collaborative environment by educating the general public and members of the organization on current issues, research, and practice in public and nonprofit organizations.

Midwest Public Affairs Conference 
The Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) is an educational consortium that promotes research, collaboration and socialization between academics, graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners. It is an ASPA-affiliated event which serves the Midwest in a similar manner as other regional organizations, such as the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) and the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECoPA). Now in our second year, our next conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on July 9-11, 2015.

Transatlantic Dialogue

TAD brings together scholars and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic to stimulate a dialogue. Organized jointly by European and American networks, this conference aims to strengthen cooperation between European and American academics.


Annual Conference of the UK Public Administration Committee (PAC) and the US Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) - 2014
The annual Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) organized by ASPA's Section on Public Administration Education in 2014 will be held in collaboration with the Annual Conference of the UK Public Administration Committee (PAC). Organizers invite scholars and practitioners to this collaborative gathering to explore the conference theme, “Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?” To learn more, 
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Each year, ASPA along with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in the P.R. China and the Chinese Public Administration Society Journal (CPAS), P.R. China host the International Conference on Public Administration. Scholars from around the globe are invited to engage on topics of public management on a global and domestic level. The theme for this year's conference is New Advances and Challenges in Public Administration. To learn more, visit  Hotel information is now available. To learn more, click here.


Many nations are experiencing rapid growth and development that requires bold, visionary, and above all, ethical leadership.Yet, ethical leadership development lags behind economic development not only in most fast growing economies in Asia, Africa, and South America but also in advanced economies of Europe and North America. This symposium will explore issues of governance, creative leadership, and individual moral responsibility in building good governance and combating corruption.Organizers are currently accepting proposals on the theme Building Good Governance/Combatting Corruption. To submit a proposal, click here.


Organizers invite scholars and practitioners in the Middle East and around the world to participate in this important conference and be part of a scholarly movement dedicated to public service and public interest in the Middle East. To learn more,
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The conference is being organized by Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and  School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Co-organizers include ASPA and its Section on Chinese Public Administration (SCPA). The Lien Conference is a premier venue for researchers and public management practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Political Science, Public Administration and Public Policy related areas. To learn more, 
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The 2014 Young Scholars Workshop will be held in Changchun, the People’s Republic of China on July 21-24, 2014. This workshop aims to provide young scholars working in public policy, public administration and related fields with an academically rigorous platform for the presentation of research, scholarly exchange and social networking. The workshop is sponsored by ASPA and Jilin University. To learn more about the workshop and submitting an abstract,
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May 21-22, 2015 - Conference on Innovation in Policy and Practice, Shanghai, China

June 3-5, 2015 - Teaching Public Administration Conference, Columbus, OH

June 3-5, 2015 - Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD 11), University of New Hampshire, Boston, MA

July 9-11, 2015 - Midwest Public Affairs Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2015 - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA), Charleston, SC

October 1-3, 2015 - Association on Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington, DC