TPAC 2019

2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference

September 19-20, 2019

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis

The Board of the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) invites you to submit presentation proposals for the 2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference being held in collaboration with the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC). This year the conferences celebrate the diversity of Public Administration (PA) theory, praxis, and pedagogy in a time of social change and upheaval. SPAE is excited to consider individual proposals for papers, presentations, panels, round tables, and workshops. Proposals are welcomed on all topics in public administration education, from faculty, students and practitioners. We encourage you to consider issues related to- the state of PA education

  • Good governance
  • Big questions in PA education
  • Educating for PA Leadership
  • Representative Bureaucracy
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Municipal Management
  • Budgeting
  • Public Policy
  • Accountability
  • Co-production

Submissions will be received from now to July 31, 2019. Acceptances are sent on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted by email to Lois Warner captioned 2019 TPAC Proposal. They should include- 1. Presentation title and the type of proposal, whether for an individual paper presentation, panel, roundtable or workshop. 2. Each author’s name, email address, affiliation, and professional title; and, 3. An abstract not exceeding 300 words. For workshop proposals, we encourage you to include a brief outline of activities that will facilitate participant engagement. If you are submitting more than one proposal, please email each separately and indicate in the subject line of each email 2019 TPAC Proposal 1 of 2.


Early registration fees for both conferences are $185 for academics and practitioners, $95 for students. Early registration will end on August 15, after which fees will increase to $195 for academics and practitioners and $105 for students. Registration includes lunches and receptions during the conferences. Registration information will be posted in March.

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If you would like to serve as a session chair, please add a brief statement about your area of interest in your email. If you have questions, please contact Lois Warner, SPAE Chair-Elect ( or Pamela Dunning,  SPAE Chair (