ALABAMA ASPA Chapter
7080 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849
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SECOPA 2018

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Since 1969, the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners, researchers, and students in our ten- state region. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse, discover the latest innovations in the field, share ideas from practitioners in the field, and network with other public service administrators across the region. 

HOST CHAPTER AND LOCATION

 

The Alabama Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will be hosting the 2018 edition of SECoPA’s Annual Regional Conference as we welcome delegates to the heart of the South in Birmingham, Alabama, nominated as the “top 10 places in the South” (Southern Living Magazine) and one of the “52 places in the World to visit in 2017” (The New York Times). The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Downtown at 2101 Richard Arrington Blvd., Birmingham AL 35203 (1-888-627-7095).

 

Within walking distance, the conference attendees will have the opportunity to experience the southern renaissance with world-class restaurants, craft breweries, railway walk tours, and theaters. 

The Sheraton Hotel is fully booked. Please reserve rooms at alternative hotels that are within walking distance from the conference hotel. See below for two alternative hotels: 

1. Hampton Inn and Suites – The Tutwiler by Hilton

2. Redmont Hotel – by Hilton

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

 

Conference Schedule at-a-Glance*

 

Thursday, September 20th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Locations TBD

3:00 – 5:00 pm SECoPA Board Meeting

 

Friday, September 21st

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Locations TBD

8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakout Sessions I

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions II/Plenary Panel I

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions III

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions IV

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Reception

 

Saturday, September 22nd

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Locations TBD

8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakout Sessions V

10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions VI/Plenary Panel II

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon/Keynote

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions VII

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions VIII

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Closing Reception

 

Sunday, September 23rd

7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Locations TBD

8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakout Sessions IX

10:15 am – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions X

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm SECoPA Board Meeting

 

*This is a draft schedule and is subject to minor adjustments and changes.