NECoPA 2016

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 2016 Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA)

November 11–13 | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

About the 2016 Conference

The theme for NECoPA 2016, Public Administration in the Era of Collaboration, emphasizes the need to understand and appreciate modern public administration practice and scholarship through the lens of collaboration and partnership. Collaboration is crucial in crossing the research-to-practice divide as knowledge learned from various public affairs disciplines – such as public administration/management, public policy, and political science – continues to offer potential solutions to practice. Collaboration across sectors – public, private, and nonprofit – is also crucial for practitioners in a range of fields that are charged with carrying out public services, such as human and public health services, transportation, education, policing and corrections, emergency management, and homeland security. The goal of NECoPA 2016 is to bring together these scholars and practitioners to bridge theory and practice in order to advance the values of public administration.

Host & Location

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), is the proud host of NECoPA 2016 and welcome all attendees to the Central Pennsylvania Region. The host location is in close proximity (approx. 15 minutes) to several nationally known tourist attractions that attract numerous interests, including Hershey’s Chocolate attractions (Hershey Park and Hershey’s Chocolate World), the Pennsylvania State Capital (a National Historic Landmark), the Pennsylvania State Museum, and a vibrant wine country ( For more information on planning a visit to Central Pennsylvania please visit

The conference location is also only 30-45 minutes from Historic Gettysburg National Military park ( and  Lancaster County Amish Country (

Visit Hershey / Harrisburg, PA!



For further information please contact the Conference Chair, Bing Ran (, and follow this page and the NECoPA Facebook page for updates.

The call for papers, description of conference tracks, and further logistics will be available in early 2016.

About NECoPA

The Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) brings together more than 250 practitioners and academics to share research, best practices, and network. This conference will mark NECoPA’s 7th anniversary of bringing together scholars and practitioners from the northeast region, the United States, and internationally.

3 thoughts on “NECoPA 2016

  1. Kindly furnish me more information about the conference. I will like to attend the conference for 2016.
    Mrs Abosede Salami

    1. Hello Mrs. Salami,
      The most informative document we have currently is the Call for Proposals: Call for Proposals. It has the conference schedule at a glance, conference location, and additional information. Conference registration is not yet available, but will be made available for the next couple months. Thanks for your interest!

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