International Public Policy Association (IPPA) : Call for papers

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The Canadian Public Policy Network (CPPN) was formed in 2019 and is an affiliated network within the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). The Network has just issued a Call for papers for its Second Annual Meeting, to be held in Virtual Format February 17-19 2021.

Since the annual meeting will be held online across six different time zones, it will span three afternoons on February 17, 18 and 19, 2021 from 13:00 EST to 17:00 EST. Three panels will be held every day in a single plenary format, for a total of nine panels.

The organizers encourage submissions in all areas of interest to its members. The theme of the conference is “Beyond COVID-19: What Role for the Public Policy Sciences? and papers addressing aspects of the theme are especially encouraged.  

To submit a paper proposal, the authors need to:

1.    Prepare an abstract (300 to 500 words).

2.    Log in to their IPPA account or create one (please note that to add co-authors, they also need to have an IPPA account)

3.    Go to the Conference page and click on the “submit a paper” button

4.    Fill the form on the website with the following information:

·         The title of the paper

·         The system requires to choose a panel. Please select “CPPN Annual Conference

·         Enter the email ID(s) of the co-author(s) (if it applies)

·         Add the abstract of the paper (300 to 500 words)

Important dates:

·         Call for papers: open until December 11, 2020

·         Evaluation results released by January 8, 2021

·         Registration: from December 1, 2020 to February 16, 2021

 For more information about the Conference Theme and the call for papers, please visit, or email us at

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