The 2021 Annual Conference schedule has been adjusted to accommodate the various demands a digital conference entails, including accommodating time zones from around the world, shorter days to eliminate screen fatigue, shorter sessions to maximize attention spans and lengthening the number of days the conference will span to enable as much content and networking as possible.

All concurrent panels will be pre-recorded, to be played live during their scheduled time at the conference. All other keynotes, panels and events will be live.

All times and locations subject to change; all times listed in Eastern Daylight.


Friday, April 9

Conference Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Deil Wright Symposium
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Marc Holzer Public Performance Symposium
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SAPA Symposium
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Panels
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Opening Plenary: The Public Service Plenary Featuring Lisa Garrett
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Panels
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Presidential Panel I
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Event
 

Saturday, April 10

Conference Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT

9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Founders' Fellows Panel I
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. SHARE Workshop
10:00 a.m - Noon Good Governance Symposium/Performance Managers' Workshop
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Panels
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Presidential Panel II
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SEDI) Workshop, Part I
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Plenary II
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Business Meetings and Networking Time
 

Sunday, April 11

Conference Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT

9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Presidential Panel III
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
Noon - 2:00 p.m. Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SEDI) Workshop, Part II
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presidential Panel IV
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Plenary III: The Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Lecture Featuring Terryl Ross
 

Monday, April 12

Conference Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Founders' Fellows Panels II
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Panels
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Plenary IV: A Global Plenary Featuring Jason DeParle
11:00 a.m. - Noon Business Meetings and Networking Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) "Brunch"
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Concurrent Panels
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Plenary V:The Gallas Lecture Featuring Secretary Leon Panetta
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Business Meetings and Networking Time
 

Tuesday, April 13

Conference Hours: 1:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. EDT

1:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Plenary VI
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Business Meetings and Networking Time
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Past Presidents' Roundtable
By Invitation Only
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Plenary VII: The Richardson Lecture Featuring Mariko Silver
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Founders' Fellows Panel III
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Concurrent Panels
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Presidential Panel V
8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
 

Wednesday, April 14

Conference Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business Meetings and Networking Time
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Plenary VIII: The Donald C. Stone Lecture Featuring Donald Moynihan
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Founders' Fellows Panel IV
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Panels
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Plenary IX
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Concurrent Panels
6:45 p.m - 7:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
6:45 p.m - 7:45 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Presidential Panel VI
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels
8:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Fred Riggs Symposium
 

Thursday, April 15

Conference Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ASPA Conference Help Desk Open
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Business Meetings and Networking Time
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Panels
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Presidential Panel VII
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Panels
2:15 p.m - 3:30 p.m. Closing Plenary