Creativity in the Face Of Uncertainty: PA Theory as a Generative Force

–View the Program Schedule for PA Theory 2018–

Registration (Click Here!)

Early Registration is now open.
It will close on April 15, so register soon!

Fellows Program

The PAT-Net Fellows Program awards students who show interest and promise in scholarship devoted to a critical understanding of government, governance, and administration. The Public Administration Theory Network will award up to ten students with fully-paid registration.

To qualify for the award, students must

  • be members of the PA Theory Network and
  • submit a one-page explanation of how attendance at the annual conference will nurture you as a scholar.

Please email your submission by March 20th with the subject of PAT-Net Fellow Submission to Dr. Brandi Blessett at Selections will be made and applicants notified by March 31, 2018.

Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop for doctoral students will be held on Thursday May 31 from 1-5 pm. Facilitated by Thomas Catlaw (Arizona State University) and Laura Hand (University of North Dakota), the workshop will provide a forum for students to discuss and debate important intellectual problems in contemporary public administration.

Find out more here.

Welcome to Cleveland!

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is proud to host the 2018 Public Administration Theory Network Conference.

Conference Hotel Information: Attendees receive a discounted rate at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Playhouse Square. To make your reservations, please click here.

Program Information: The proposal deadline is December 15, 2017.

Registration: Registration will open on February 1, 2018 and close on May 1, 2018. To receive a discount on registration, in addition to other benefits, please join the Theory Network today.

Travel: As one of the largest cities in the Midwest, Cleveland is easily accessible.

Driving Directions

Airport Shuttle

Public Transportation

Attractions: The host committee has assembled a map with some of the interesting destinations available in Cleveland. Please click here to view the map.

The conference events will take place at the Maxine Goodman Levin College, with the exception of the Conference Reception. It will be held at the Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

A message from the Site Host, Dr. Nick Zingale

A discussion of the program theme from the Chair, Dr. Pat Shields