Annual Conference

The conference brings together Canadian and international scholars from various disciplines sharing an interest in public management, public administration and/or public policy analysis issues.

10th Annual CAPPA Conference May 25-28, 2022

Theme: Turning the Tide

The Registration Link : https://events.eply.com/cappa_conference2022

Hosted by the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

The latest version of the detailed program is available here: CAPPA-Program_May 20_2022_final version_website

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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Abstract due: March 14, 2022 (midnight)

The annual Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) Conference brings together scholars, practitioners, and students of public administration, public policy, and public management to consider new developments affecting teaching, research, and practice.

The 2022 conference theme is ‘Turning the Tide’ that highlights key issues and opportunities facing the study, teaching, and practice of public administration, with a mix of individual researcher presentations and plenary sessions addressing the following topics:

  • Justice, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity in Public Administration and Policy
  • Decolonization and Reconciliation in Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Public Policy in the Post-truth Era
  • Power of Partnerships in Times of Crisis
  • Bold and Agile Public Sector Structures and Processes
  • Teaching Public Administration and Policy: A Shift to Teaching in an Online Environment and Other Transformations

CAPPA will also host its Annual General Meeting during the conference and every conference attendee  is encouraged to attend.

For 2022, the conference organizers welcome proposals that relate to the challenges and opportunities we face as a discipline, in practice and in teaching.

 Conference Attendance:

There will two options to attend the conference:

  • In person – The School of Public Administration is committed to providing a safe environment that is in accordance with public safety protocols. In addition to the virtual conference sessions, workshops and events will be available for in person conference participants to attend.
  • Virtual via Zoom – Plenaries and other sessions will take place between the hours of 11:00am EDT and 5:00pm EDT to facilitate access for participants throughout the country.

Four Ways to Participate in the Conference

  1. Panel/Roundtable Proposals

Panel proposals consisting of three or four individual papers/presentations that focus on theoretical or methodological issues can be submitted by one individual on behalf of the full panel. The submission should include a short description comprising: 1) the title and overall theme of the panel (150 word maximum); 2) an abstract for each paper/presentation in the panel (250 words maximum); and, 3) the names/ institutional affiliation/ position/ brief bio of the panel members (100 word maximum).

  1. Presentations

The program committee invites the submission of proposals for presentations, particularly those that explore high quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research. Proposals will be evaluated based on the significance and quality of the research question, design, methods, data (where appropriate), and implications. A completed paper is not necessary to present. Works in progress are welcome. Individual submissions should include: 1) a title and abstract (250 word maximum); and, 2) the names/institutional affiliation/position/brief bio of the researcher (100 word maximum).

Proposals for presentations by graduate students (masters and doctoral) are welcome. They must be accompanied by a nomination by an academic supervisor or graduate program director. Individual submissions should include: 1) an abstract (250 word maximum); 2) the name(s)/institutional affiliation/position/brief bio of the researcher(s) (100 word maximum); and 3) the name/institutional affiliation/position/brief bio of the academic supervisor (100 word maximum).

  1. Research Exchange

Many researchers use conferences as a deadline for writing up research and benefit from the comments and feedback they get when presenting that research. For this type of session, we are not expecting participants to have a completed paper if they want to present; however, if participants DO have a completed paper for which they want feedback, they can participate in the Research Exchange.

Participants will submit a paper and in turn, receive two papers from this Research Exchange for which they will provide feedback. Every participant will receive feedback from two other people. Timing and details will be finalized, but for now, if you want to participate in this stream of the conference, you must register for the conference by March 1 and 1) provide your name/institutional affiliation/position, and the 2) proposed title of the paper with an abstract (150 word maximum). Graduate students are welcome to participate in this stream and will be paired with one academic and one graduate student (if possible).

  1. Meeting the Next Generation(s) of Researchers

To build in some time for early career researchers (e.g., post-docs, new academics, and PhD students) to meet others in the CAPPA community, we will be hosting a virtual event entitled “Meeting the Next Generation(s) of Researchers.”  If you are interested in participating in this forum, please provide a proposal stating you are interested in participating in this forum and provide a brief background on the research you are currently focusing on.

Submission Details and Important Dates

Abstract closing date (paper/panel/research exchange): March 14, 2022 (midnight)

Advised about acceptance: March 25, 2022

Registration due (for presenters and chairs): May 18, 2022

Details on Registration and Conference fees can be found on the CAPPA website by March 21, 2022: https://cappa.ca/en/

More details and a registration link to follow can be found on the CAPPA website and Twitter/LinkedIn.

If you have any questions, please contact either:

  • Naomi Couto, Vice President and CAPPA Conference Co-Chair, naomi@york.ca
  • Kimberly Speers, Interim Secretary and CAPPA Conference Co-Chair, kpeers@uvic.ca

 

About the Annual Conferences

The annual CAPPA Conference brings together scholars and students sharing an interest in public administration, public policy, and public management to consider new developments affecting teaching, research, and practice. Presenters share work in varying stages with audiences who engage in lively conversation and provide constructive feedback. Plenary sessions highlight key issues of interest to the public administration and policy community.  CAPPA hosts its Annual General Meetings during the conference. The Spring conference is hosted by CAPPA member institutions, and the location varies from year to year.  Look for Calls for Papers, Panels, and for participation in the Research Exchange in December/January!

Panel proposals

Panel proposals consist of three or four individual papers that focus on theoretical or methodological issues and can be submitted by one individual on behalf of the full panel. Submissions should include a short description comprising: 1) the overall theme of the panel (150 words); 2) an abstract for each paper in the panel (250 words maximum); and, 3) the names/ institutional affiliation/ position/ brief bio of the panel members (100 words).

Individual paper proposals

Individual paper proposals are evaluated based on the significance and quality of the research question, design, methods, data (where appropriate), and implications. They should include: 1) an abstract (maximum 250 words); and, 2) the names/institutional affiliation/position/brief bio of the researcher (maximum 100 words).

Details about submission deadlines, criteria and whom to submit to are usually provided in November, with deadlines in January. This information will be posted on the CAPPA site as soon as it becomes available.

President's Annual Reports

The annual general meeting is held on the second day of the conference. Agendas and minutes will be disseminated prior to the meeting, and minutes published on this site once approved by the Executive and Board.

Past Conferences

2020 Conference - Divides and Paradoxes in Public Administration: Challenges or Opportunities?

This year’s CAPPA conference will be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 31 to June 2, 2020. While opened to all areas of research, we encourage the submission of papers and panels related to Congress’ overall theme, which addresses the broad concept of bridging divides (http://www.congress2020.ca/about#theme).

Information about the CAPPA 2020 Conference, being held at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in London can be found on the conference webpage: cappa.ca/conference/2020

2019 Conference - Public Administration for the 21st Century: Continuity and Change

The Canadian Association for Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) is pleased to announce its eighth annual Research Conference in Public Administration, Policy, and Management. It will be held in Montreal, at Concordia University, from May 23-24, 2019.

The context in which public administration takes place is changing rapidly. Austerity politics; seemingly perpetual global economic and political crises; the delegitimization of science and expertise; and the politics of recognition and representation, including their populist variants, all have, in one way or another, recentred debates about the role of bureaucracies and bureaucrats in governing and governance. The conference theme aims to bring together researchers and practitioners seeking to understand the implications of these changes for contemporary public administration.

Full information is available on the conference website here https://sites.events.concordia.ca/sites/concordia/en/cappa2019

2018 Conference - Gathering diversities | mâmawinitotân nanâtohk-ayisiyiniwa

CAPPA's seventh annual Research Conference in Public Administration, Policy, and Management was held May 31 - June 1, 2018 at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. Building on the theme of Congress 2018, “Gathering diversities | mâmawinitotân nanâtohk-ayisiyiniwa," the conference featured diverse gatherings in Canadian, Indigenous, Provincial and Territorial contexts that have engendered new innovations that enable communities to thrive, particularly in adverse times.

2018 President's Annual Report to the AGM