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In recent years, ASPA has provided sections with an opportunity to sponsor one panel at the annual meeting. This provides our section with the opportunity to contribute to the ASPA program and promote intergovernmental research above and beyond our Deil Wright Symposium.
We invite members to propose a panel submission for SIAM sponsorship at the conference. The ASPA annual meeting will take place from March 18 – 22, 2016 in Seattle. The conference theme is “New Traditions in Public Administration: Reflecting on Challenges, Harnessing Opportunities.” At least two tracks at the conference may be relevant to SIAM members: “Track 2 – Managing Complexity: Intergovernmental and Intersectoral Contracts Collaboration and Partnerships;” and “Track 6: Engaged Governance: Maximizing the Benefits of Citizen and Stakeholder Involvement.”
We must submit our panel to ASPA very soon. If you are interested in organizing the section sponsored panel, please send a proposal with panel title, description, and interested participants on or before Sunday, September 20. Please include the names, institutional affiliations, and contact information for panel participants. Submit your proposal to both Jered Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Zeemering (email@example.com). The proposals will be reviewed expeditiously so that members still have time to submit the panel proposal to ASPA directly if it is not selected as the one section sponsored panel.
Even if you do not plan to propose a section-sponsored panel, we encourage you to individually and collectively submit proposals to the ASPA conference. We hope to see an excellent representation of research on federalism, intergovernmental management, and governance at the 2016 meeting.
Jered Carr, University of Illinois, Chicago
Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University