The Inaugural Midwest Public Affairs Conference

“Does Management Still Matter?”

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

 March 27-29, 2014

View: MPAC 2014 | Program

Register (March 20th deadline): IPFW Continuing Studies

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The Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) is an educational consortium that promotes research, collaboration and socialization between academics, graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners. It is an ASPA-affiliated event which serves the Midwest in a similar manner as other regional organizations, such as the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) and the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECoPA). The inaugural event will be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on March 27-29, 2014. The conference’s primary service region encompasses portions of ASPA Districts 2-4, and covers 9 states, 56 NASPAA-member programs, 18 doctoral degree-granting institutions, and 16 ASPA chapters. Additionally, the executive board is working with the Institute of Government at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to establish an affiliated publication, the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.

The links on this website contain details of the conference, and includes specifics of our theme, leadership, venue, hotel, keynote speaker and journal. Please check out the Call for Proposals. If you are interested in assisting the organization, and please contact the chair, Stephen Kleinschmit, Ph.D. (IPFW). We hope to see you in March!

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Please check out the conference’s affiliated publication, the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.