2014 Conference

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SECoPA 2014

“Reflection, Progression and Uncertainties: Theories and Practices for Innovative Governance”

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center – Atlanta, GA

Hosted by ASPA Georgia Chapter & Clark Atlanta University


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The final proposal submission date is May 15, 2014.  The dates of the abstract selection and approval process are May 15, 2014, through June 15, 2014.

The tracks as selected by the Program Committee are:

  • State and Local Government
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • Economic Policy
  • Disasters/ Hazards/ Emergency Management
  • The Patriot Act vs. Individual Privacy
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • International and Comparative Public Administration
  • Performance Management
  • Policy, Planning and Program Evaluation
  • Public Management and Organization Theory
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Planning and Policy
  • Immigration Policy
  • Tools For Innovative Governance

For those interested in submitting an academic paper, please provide (by email attachment) a one page abstract that includes paper title, research question, summaries of theory, data, method, preliminary findings (if any) and importance or implications of the work.

For practitioners who want to submit a professional presentation or panel without a formal paper, please give a presentation/panel title, suggested track (from bulleted list above), institutional affiliation, 1 page description of the content of the presentation, what people will learn or be able to do when they leave the session and some indication of presentation length (typical presentations should be 10-20 minutes, typical panels consist of multiple presentations over 60-80 minutes).

All proposals must be submitted no later than May 15, 2014 by email to secopa14@westga.edu, and please include your phone number. For more information about the program; contact Dr. Sooho Lee Program Co-Chair at 678-839-4991.

For more information about the conference in general, contact Calvin E. Sims, Sr. General Conference Chair at cesims@bellsouth.net or 770-879-1176.


The Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center is offering a special conference rate of $95/night (plus 12% tax). According to Conference Organizers, credit card holds are not required for early reservations. Reservations can be made online (click here), or by calling 770-394-6500. Cutoff for hotel reservations is 5 p.m. ET, August 27, 2014.

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