ASPA 2019 Annual Conference Registration Information

Please read all of the below information carefully to ensure you register properly for the 2019 conference. If you have any questions, please contact for assistance.

Registration Process


Students and New Graduates

If you currently are a student or have recently graduated, you qualify for a reduced conference registration rate. Join ASPA as a student ($50 per year) or new professional ($60 per year) and receive a reduced conference attendance rate of $249. (Find more information about student membership here!)

New! Track Registrations!

ASPA's 2019 conference will feature five tracks: global public administration, infrastructure, public finance, public service and social equity. While global public administration and public service topics and programming will be offered throughout the five days of the conference, infrastructure, public finance and social equity will receive an intense focus during a select portion of the conference. Should you wish to attend only sessions looking at one of these tracks, you may register at a reduced rate and have a more focused conference experience. Simply select the track registration option right for you when you register and you'll receive our track rate of only $339.
Please note: Should you register at a track rate, you will be permitted only to attend the conference on the days those sessions are being presented. If you wish to attend more than one track, you will need to register at the full conference rate.

Closing Plenary

If you need to adjust your registration type in order to attend the Closing Plenary, featuring Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., please contact for assistance.


Registration Rates

Full Conference Rates

  Launch Rate
Aug. 15 - Sept. 28, 2018
Early Bird Rate
Sept. 29, 2018 - Jan 19, 2019
Regular Rate
Jan. 20 - March 1, 2019
Late/Onsite Rate
After March 1, 2019
Member $399 $439 $539 $639
Nonmember $499 $539 $639 $739
Student & New Professional $249 $249 $249 $249
Spouse/Partner/Guest $199 $199 $199 $199

One Day Registrations:

Date Member Nonmember
Friday, March 8 $169 $269
Saturday, March 9 $169 $269
Sunday, March 10 $169 $269
Monday, March 11 $169 $269
Tuesday, March 12 $169 $269

Track Registrations:

  Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Public Finance Track ONLY (March 8-9) $339 $339
Infrastructure Track ONLY (March 10-11) $339 $339
Social Equity Track ONLY (March 10-12) $339 $339

Special Events:

Event Price
SCNS Workshops (March 7, 1-5 p.m.):
Introduction to Affiliation Networks in Public Administration
Advancing Public Service through Big Data and AI

$20 each
Student and New Professional Summit
Friday, March 8
Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $50
Deil Wright Symposium
Friday, March 8
No Charge
Fred Riggs International Symposium
Friday, March 8
No Charge
Welcome Reception Guest Ticket
Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Luncheon
Sunday, March 10
SWPA National Awards Breakfast
Monday, March 11
Need a PDF registration form? Click here to download the form.

Code of Conduct

Please review ASPA's Code of Conduct for the Annual Conference prior to registering and prepare to uphold this Code. ASPA is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all conference participants. Please contact us with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds after March 1, 2019. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to: American Society for Public Administration, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Cancellation requests received before December 31, 2018 will be refunded 100%. Cancellation requests received prior to March 1, 2019 will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. Contact for more information.