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Friday, March 1, 2019 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The 13th Annual UCF Public Administration Conference, Evidence-Based Policymaking: Using Big Data to Evaluate Public Sector Innovation and Improve Organizational Performance, will be held at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on Friday, March 1, 2019. Academics, practitioners, and students are invited to participate in robust conversation. On February 28, please join us for pre-conference activities with our keynote speaker Dr. Gary R. VanLandingham, Professor and Reubin O’D. Askew Senior Practitioner in Residence, Florida State University.

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Student research poster proposals are being accepted through February 1, 2019. Please visit for more information and a link to the full call for research proposals.

Pre-Conference Events: Thursday, February 28

Locations: TBA

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Doctoral Workshop featuring Gary R. VanLandingham, Ph.D.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      Eminent Scholars Lecture Series featuring Gary R. VanLandingham, Ph.D.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Welcome and Networking Reception

Conference Schedule: Friday, March 1

Location: UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.       Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.       Opening and Overview

     Break/Student Poster Viewing

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Session 1 (3 Concurrent Panels)

Evidence-Based Policy & Practice

Innovations & Best Practices for Organizational Performance

Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Response

     Break/Student Poster Viewing

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Session 2 (3 Concurrent Panels)

Quantitative Public Policy Research

Innovative Approaches to Governance

In Search of a Sustainability Framework to Inform Orlando Planners in Times of Rapid Growth and Technological Change: Bridging the Gap between Urban Planning Theory and Practice

     Break/Student Poster Viewing

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch

Keynote address by Gary R. VanLandingham, Ph.D.


2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      Session 3 (3 Concurrent Panels)

Education, Training, and Leadership

Emergency Management Healthcare Planning in Disasters

Against Evidence: Challenges to Evidence-Based Policymaking

-Conference concludes at end of Session 3-

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