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CALL FOR PAPERS | 2023 PSPA International Conference

01oct1:00 am15(oct 15)1:00 amCALL FOR PAPERS | 2023 PSPA International Conference

Event Details

The Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA), in partnership with the Mindanao State University-General Santos City, is pleased to announce its upcoming conference, to be held in the vibrant and culturally rich city of General Santos, Philippines, from 24 to 26 November 2023. We invite scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across the globe to submit their papers and join us for this exciting event focused on the theme: Advancing Public Administration: Governance Innovations and Futures.

Collaborating with us are the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), UP-NCPAG Governance Futures Lab, The Philippine Futures Thinking Society (PhilFutures), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (PLV), Philippine Councilors League (PCL), University of Makati (UMAK), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

Conference Highlights:

  • Engaging keynote speeches by renowned experts in the field of public administration
  • Thought-provoking parallel sessions on innovation, foresight, and related topics in public administration
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration with international and local peers
  • Cultural experiences showcasing the beauty and traditions of General Santos City and Lake Sebu

Conference themes:

  • Innovations in public administration
  • The futures of public administration
  • E-government and digital transformation
  • Sustainable development and environmental management
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Crisis management and disaster resilience
  • Public sector governance and management
  • Human resource management in the public sector
  • Global perspectives on public administration challenges

Submission Guidelines:

  • The paper must be relevant to the theme and/or sub-themes of the conference;
  • The paper must be written and presented in English;
  • A 300-word abstract together with the biographical sketch of not more than 100 words of the paper presenter/s must be submitted on or before the deadline.
  • Submissions should include the following: (1) author(s) name, title, institutional affiliation, and address; (2) contact information (email and phone); (3) paper title and conference sub-theme; and (4) abstract including references;
  • All submissions shall undergo a peer-review process.
  • The authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by the organizing committee via email. Once notified, paper presenters are requested to submit the full paper and PowerPoint presentation on or before the set deadline.
  • There should be a cover page with the following information: title of the paper, theme/sub-theme, institution or agency, country, and contact details.
  • Further, full papers should be between 6,000 to 8,000 words following the APA 7th edition citation style.
  • Presenters are requested to speak for fifteen (15) minutes to be followed by a 5-minute open forum for each presentation.
  • Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • All submissions should be directed to the PSPA organizing committee via email at

For more information, click here. Deadline of abstract submission is extended until 15 October 2023.



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