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SECoPA 2012 is Three Months Away

SECoPA 2012, hosted by the South Florida Chapter of ASPA, is just around the corner.  The theme of this year’s conference is “PROMOTING A POSITIVE TRANSITION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE. Hope for the Future” and will include panels covering diverse topics such as Economic Policy, Disasters/Hazards/Emergency Management, Environmental Policy and Management, Ethics, Finance and Budgeting, Health Administration and Policy, Human Resource Management, International and Comparative Public Administration, Local Government Performance Management, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Performance Management, Policy, Planning and Program Evaluation, Public Management and Organization Theory, Social Welfare Policy, Criminal Justice Administration, and Planning and Policy

A SECoPA conference features a diverse mix of academics, practitioners and pracademics from across the Southeast and the United States, and offers a comfortable, friendly forum for critical dialogue on important governance and policy issues, scholarly & practice-based exchanges and professional development & networking opportunities at a reasonable price.   We are expecting to have over 50 panels and over 200 panelists and the program is being drafted.

SECoPA 2012
October 3 – October 6, 2012
Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center
Coral Springs, Florida
$85.00/night plus tax with free parking, free internet and breakfast discounts in the hotel restaurant.

We are now accepting registrations for the conference.  Early Bird Registration ends on July 31st so, you can find the registration and hotel information for the conference at: www.aspaonline.org/southfla by clicking on the SECoPA 2012 Conference tab on the right top of the page.

We are still seeking volunteers to assist in the planning of the conference as well as at the hotel during the conference. Our goal for the conference is to include participation from ASPA members, chapters and academic institutions throughout Florida, the Southeast, and the United States. Volunteer opportunities include: Fundraising and Sponsorship, Marketing, Registration, and Conference Logistics. If you are interested in being a part of the conference planning, contact Steven Bobes at [email protected]  or Bill Solomon at [email protected]. If you are interested in chairing a panel or serving as a discussant, please contact Jonathan West at [email protected] or Allan Rosenbaum at [email protected]

We hope to see you in Florida!

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