Virtual PA Theory 2021 Conference

June 3-6 2021

Administrative (Dys)function and Dedication:

Contradictions in Public Service Values

This registration includes a 2021 print subscription to Administrative Theory & Praxis, a 2021 membership, and registration for a professional member and one guest to the 2021 virtual conference.

This registration includes a 2021 online subscription to Administrative Theory & Praxis, a 2021 membership, and registration for a professional member and one guest to the 2021 virtual conference.

This registration includes a 2021 online subscription to Administrative Theory & Praxis, a 2021 membership, and registration for a student member for the 2021 virtual conference.

A Virtual Conference for Everyone!

PATNet is doing with virtual conferences what it has done with public administration theory and praxis for the last 30+ years. We are reinventing the virtual conference to create an open and vibrant exchange of ideas across time and continents. We will be using tools with which most members are comfortable to create an online environment that blends into the background enabling a virtual space for thinking and integrating knowledge. We are developing new ways of engaging to create a treasure trove conference guided by the value of openness. We are working to make PA Theory an experience unlike any other, and we hope that you will join us in this exciting opportunity.

Plenaries through wonder.me: Plenaries will be conducted using the wonder.me application. This application enables sponsors to show their logo in the background of a virtual gathering space as conference goers listen to the speakers and move from group-to-group encountering one another and engaging in the kind of authentic interactions for which PATNet is known.

Concurrent Panels through Zoom: Universities or other organizations with institutional Zoom subscriptions are invited to host a Zoom conference room, creating visibility for their organiza-tion for the cost of organizing volunteers to host the room during conference hours.

Interactive .pdf conference program: The key to moving around the conference will be a .pdf with active internal links and links to websites including plenary locations, concurrent panels, and sponsors’ own websites.

Exhibitions in the Plenary Hall: Using the wonder.me application, exhibitors will be available in the plenary hall throughout the day.

With these simple tools, PA Theory Network 2021 aims to be the most accessible virtual conference of the pandemic.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us include the conference in membership

Completed papers can be considered for a special issue of Administrative Theory & Praxis surrounding the conference theme. All papers will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. Find submission information at the journal’s website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/madt20/current