Call for Papers

Governing For a Resilient Future

 SECoPA 2023 is now accepting proposals for presentations at the annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday, September 27 through Saturday, September 30, 2023.  Since 1969, the Southeast Conference for Public Administration has been the home of public administration research and dialogue for the ten state southeast region.

Governing for a resilient future is the theme for SECoPA 2023. Governments and non-profit organizations in the southeast region and around the globe are adopting new strategies and management approaches to address pressing public policy and management challenges. Public administration research and scholarship can illuminate paths to improve the quality of governance, the equity of program implementation and service delivery, and the long-term social and ecological health of communities. The conference invites research presentations on a wide range of topics within the field of public administration and policy, and we urge potential participants to consider how their work contributes to a resilient future.

Atlanta, Georgia welcomes conference guests to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta) for panel presentations, keynote speakers, and conference receptions that provide time for conversations about the role of public administration in a resilient future. Visit the conference website to learn more about conference amenities and sites to visit while visiting Georgia’s capital city.

The deadline for full consideration of proposals is April 15.  To submit your proposal, visit the SECoPA 2023 website or use this direct link to the proposal submission form. We welcome research presentation proposals on a wide range of topics within the field of public administration and policy, including, but not limited to:

  • Public and Nonprofit Leadership
  • Organizational Theory and Management
  • Public Personnel Management
  • Communications and Public Engagement
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Public Service
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
  • State Policy Adoption and Implementation
  • City and Local Government Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance

SECoPA 2023 is co-hosted by the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.