Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

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(review ASPA's professional development and BookTalk webpages to find dates and times for e-learning opportunities)

May 24-25, 2016 - Rutgers 39th Teaching Public Administration Conference, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

June 1-3, 2016 - Social Equity Leadership Conference, University of San Francisco, CA

June 2-4, 2016 - 2016 Midwest Public Affairs Conference, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, OH

June 8-11, 2016 - Transatlantic Dialogue, Ghent University, Belgium. Learn more.

June 16-17, 2016 - Zambian International Conference on Sustainable Development - Lusaka, Zambia

July 20-23, 2016 - 5th International Young Scholars Workshop - Cape Town, South Africa

Aug. 24-26, 2016 - 2016 EGPA Annual Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Sept. 20-23, 2016 - 2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress

Sept. 22-23, 2016 - Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference, Rutgers-Newark, Newark, NJ

Oct. 6-8, 2016 - ABFM Conference, Seattle, WA

Oct. 13-16, 2016 - SECoPA 2016 Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC

Oct. 19-20, 2016 - Small Cities Conference, Winona State University, Winona, MN

Nov. 11-13, 2016 - NECoPA 2016 Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA

March 17-21, 2017 - ASPA 2017 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA

June 19-21, 2017 - 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research, Limerick, Ireland

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Career Development Seminars

The Institute for Humane Studies hosts Career Development Seminars designed to help graduate students think strategically about how to land a job in academia, gain tenure, and contribute to the academic and intellectual conversation.

Current Research Workshops

Current Research Workshops bring a late-stage graduate student, postdoc, or junior faculty member before an online panel of two distinguished scholars for a two-hour long video-based workshop based on paper feedback the commentators provide in advance.

Research Colloquia

Continuing the IHS legacy of fostering young intellectual thinking in classical liberal academics, IHS Research Colloquia allow graduate students to present their research in a conference-style setting to top scholars in their field. The colloquia present a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your papers with an emphasis toward publication readiness.

IHS Summer Seminars

IHS Summer Seminars will engage your mind and inspire you like no other college experience. Sessions will cover history, economics, philosophy and other disciplines from a libertarian perspective, offering new insights and inspiration for tackling the many issues facing our society. You'll debate and discuss ideas with enthusiastic faculty and peers throughout the day and late into the night.

Advanced Topics in Liberty

The Advanced Topics in Liberty program is an invitation-only, discussion-based weekend conference series. These conferences feature in-depth, Socratic-style discussion about the ideas, questions, and challenges raised by a set of readings with a discussion leader and fifteen participants from various backgrounds.

Policy Research Seminars

A mixture of advanced graduate students, senior faculty members, and policy experts, engaging in scholarly discussions to facilitate scholarly connections and generate new ideas for research.

Weekend Seminars

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Meetings and Conferences

ISA West Annual Conference 2016, Pasadena
September 23rd - 25th: Pasadena, California, USA

ISA Northeast Annual Conference 2016, Baltimore
November 4th - 5th: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

ISA Midwest Annual Conference 2016, St. Louis
November 18th - 19th: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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July 2016
4 45th National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée Centreville, VA
6 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Dick Heller Arlington, VA
6 - 9 Future Candidate School Arlington, VA
7 Television Workshop, Introduction to Techniques Arlington, VA
7 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA
9 Campaign and Activist Academy Session 5 of 5 Oklahoma City, OK
9 Campaign Management Workshop 5 of 5 Irvine, CA
11 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Centennial, CO
12 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Thornton, CO
12 - 13 Speech Writing Workshop Arlington, VA
15 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Phoenix, AZ
16 - 17 Youth Leadership School Arlington, VA
19 Data Workshop: Introduction to SQL Arlington, VA
23 - 24 Youth Leadership School Las Vegas, NV
23 Leadership Institute Campaign Academy session 4 of 5 Atlanta, GA
25 Debate Workshop Arlington, VA
26 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Avon, OH
26 - 27 Digital Creative Workshop: Design Arlington, VA
27 - 28 Online Journalism Workshop Arlington, VA
28 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Marietta, OH
28 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Asheville, NC
August 2016
2 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Council Bluffs, IA
2 - 4 Public Relations School Arlington, VA
3 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Arlington, VA
4 Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced Arlington, VA
9 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA
9 Digital Creative Workshop: Video Arlington, VA
16 - 19 Campaign Management School Arlington, VA
17 Campaign Data Workshop Arlington, VA
20 Leadership Institute Campaign Academy session 5 of 5 Atlanta, GA
23 - 24 Written Communications Workshop Arlington, VA
27 Get-Out-The-Vote Workshop Las Cruces, NM
September 2016
6 Debate Workshop, Advanced Arlington, VA
7 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Star Parker Arlington, VA
7 - 8 Digital Creative Workshop: Design Arlington, VA
13 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA
15 - 16 Broadcast Journalism School Arlington, VA
19 - 21 Public Relations School, Advanced Arlington, VA
27 - 28 Digital Communications Workshop: Social Media Arlington, VA
October 2016
5 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Arlington, VA
11 Television Workshop, Introduction to Techniques Arlington, VA
11 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA
12 Digital Creative Workshop: After Effects Arlington, VA
15 - 16 Youth Leadership School Portland, OR
15 - 16 Youth Leadership School- Sponsored by Mike Rydin Sugar Land, TX
18 Public Speaking Workshop Arlington, VA
19 Public Speaking Workshop, Advanced Arlington, VA
20 Conservative Intern Workshop Arlington, VA
22 - 23 Youth Leadership School Eureka, IL
22 - 23 Youth Leadership School Mobile, AL
24 - 27 Comprehensive Fundraising Training Arlington, VA
24 - 25 High-Dollar Fundraising School Arlington, VA
26 - 27 Direct Mail School Arlington, VA
November 2016
2 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Arlington, VA
10 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA
12 - 13 Youth Leadership School Arlington, VA
15 - 16 Conservative Career Workshop Arlington, VA
December 2016
5 - 8 Future Candidate School Arlington, VA
7 Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Arlington, VA
12 - 13 Civil Service Opportunity School Arlington, VA
13 Television Workshop, On-Camera Arlington, VA

2016 NASPAA Annual Conference

October 19 - 21, 2016
Columbus, Ohio
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2017 NASPAA Annual Conference

October 11 - 13, 2017
Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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