Plan to attend TPAC 2018 September 10 – 12, 2018 in Newcastle, UK – this is a joint conference with the Public Administration Committee & JUC (UK) and the Teaching Public Administration Conference. See the details on our TPAC 2018 Page. The conference will be hosted by Northumbria University.

2017 Summer Conference (MPAC-TPAC-SELC)– Sponsored by the University of Nebraska, Omaha on May 31-June 2, 2017

The Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC), the Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC), & the Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) were held jointly in Omaha, to explore the following themes:

Nearly two decades into the new millennium public administration scholars and practitioners, in America and globally, face a number of challenges in dealing with the ever more complex problems of changing workforce demographics, providing affordable health care, environmental sustainability and social equity and inclusivity to name a few. How do we successfully address these challenges? How can administrative success be enhanced through how public administration is taught? What competencies are needed to prepare students to be successful in public service? The conference explored these challenges and others along with alternatives for addressing them and demonstrated best practices.

SPAE Chair Alex Heckman welcomes conference attendees

Review the Conference Program (MPAC TPAC SELC 2017 Conference Program)

Review the TPAC Conference Presentations (Link) Please note that this is a work in progress – the presentations will be added as they are submitted to the Web Administrator.


2016 TPAC – Rutger’s University – Newark: “Balancing Theory and Practice in Public Service Professionalization” May 24-25, 2016 (Link)

2015 TPAC – Franklin University – Columbus: “Achieving Impact through Teaching Strategies, Metrics and Milestones” June 3-5, 2015 (Link)

2014 TPAC – University of Liverpool – UK: A Joint Conference of the Public Administration Committee & JUC (UK) and Teaching Public Administration Conference: “Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability &Conflict?”  June 9-11, 2014 (Link)

TPAC Archives 1978 – 2017 (Link)