Public Administration Research Conference

February 28 – March 1, 2019
UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Orlando, FL

“Evidence-Based Policymaking: Using Big Data to Evaluate Public Sector Innovation and Improve Organizational Performance”

Keynote speaker:
Gary R. VanLandingham
Professor and Reubin O’D. Askew Senior Practitioner in Residence, Florida State University

To read about past PARC conferences, please look through our annual reports.

Thursday, February 28
afternoon and evening

  • Pre-conference student workshop
  • Eminent Scholars Lecture
  • Welcome and networking reception for all conference attendees

Friday, March 1
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • Keynote Speaker: Gary R. VanLandingham
  • Conference panel sessions
  • Research poster presentations
  • Breakfast, lunch

Call for Proposals
*deadline of November 20, 2018

Call for Student Posters
*deadline of February 1, 2019

Sponsorship Opportunities

The UCF Public Administration Research Conference has been hosted annually by the School of Public Administration and the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management for the past 12 years. The goal is to bring together both academics and practitioners who can share innovative ideas and spark an engaging discussion pertaining to the field of public administration.

Over the past decade, the conference has featured a variety of presentations from city managers, nonprofit administrators, government practitioners, urban planners, scholars and graduate students. Previous keynote speakers include Peter Warren Singer of the Brookings Institute, Daniel Clark of AmericaSpeaks and Stephen Goldsmith of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The conference typically attracts more than 100 attendees each year, allowing for more intimate discussions and for closer connections to be made. It is always held on the University of Central Florida campus in beautiful, sunny Orlando.

To read about past PARC conferences, please look through our annual reports.