The SECoPA 2016 conference committee invites your participation in our upcoming meeting scheduled for October 13-16, 2016 in Raleigh, NC. Full conference details and access to the online proposal submission and registration systems are available on the conference website:

Expanded Call

The recent passage of measures like North Carolina’s HB2 and Mississippi’s HB1523 raise important questions for public administration. These laws have touched off debate about equity, discrimination, privacy, public safety, intergovernmental relations, and public administrators’ ethical responsibilities.

In light of these developments and in hopes of advancing informed dialog, the SECoPA 2016 conference planning team has updated its Call for Proposals to include a new track, “Diversity, Inclusion, and LGBT Rights.”

Extended Deadline

To accommodate additional submissions to this and all other tracks, the call for proposals deadline has been extended to June 15th. The updated call, with new deadlines and the new LGBT track listing, is attached.

Program or Proposal Questions?

If you have questions about the program, please contact the conference program co-chairs Jim Svara ( and/or Jim Brunet (

Interested in a Sponsorship?

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please visit the sponsorship page on the conference website SECoPA 2016 Sponsors, see the attached sponsorship information, and/or contact conference treasurer Bruce McDonald (

We look forward to seeing all of you in Raleigh!