The "early bird" registration period for the 2016 Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA) ends on Sept. 15. Please note that panel sessions will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct.14-16 (as opposed to the conference's traditional Thurs-Sat format).

The conference's theme is "Reexamining Key Relationships in American Governance." Conference program chairs Jim Brunet and Jim Svara have assembled an excellent program featuring more than 40 organized panels, practical workshops and a special Friday afternoon plenary, The Challenge of Incorporating LGBT Rights in Public Administration and Policy," moderated by ASPA President Susan T. Gooden. The preliminary schedule is available on the conference website.

The conference headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. The hotel's conference rate ($137) is available through Sept. 14 and rooms are filling quickly.

To register, reserve your hotel room, and/or browse the preliminary schedule of panels, please visit the conference webpage.