CANCELED: 14th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference (PARC)

Friday, March 20, 2020 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This event has been canceled. Call or email the event's contact listed below for more information.

Join us in Orlando, Florida on March 20, 2020 for the 14th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference.

This conference brings together academics and practitioners to share innovative ideas and engage in discussions related to public administration and community leadership.

This year's theme, "Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Public Leaders: Lessons for Community-Engaged and Socially Equitable Urban Governance, Resilience, and Sustainability."

A context for collaborating: Cascading crises requires community leaders, academics, and industry to address public challenges and pursue new opportunities that include everything from integrating renewable energy technologies into infrastructure to minimizing opportunities for government corruption. Building sustainability, inclusivity, and resilience into urban planning and development strategies are critical given demographic shifts, resource scarcity, and political, economic, social, and technological trends. The conference encourages conversations that contemplate public policy, community engagement, and social justice approaches to address public interests in complex urban environments in an effort to identify the challenges and opportunities that leaders will face as they pursue resilient and sustainable communities.

We invite you to join us - and bring a colleague or friend. Register through Eventbrite.


Pre-Conference Events: Thursday, March 19 (optional)

Locations: UCF Downtown Campus

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eminent Scholars Lecture Series featuring Dr. Steven Cohen, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

4:30 p.m. ~ 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Networking Reception

Conference Schedule: Friday, March 20

Location: UCF Downtown Campus

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

  • Economic and Community Development
  • Governance Technology and Environmental Policy
  • Sustainability

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break/Student Poster Viewing

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

  • Emergency Response and Resiliency
  • Human Development
  • Legal Issues in Urban Development and Sustainability

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote Address and Luncheon

The PARC 2020 keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven Cohen, who will be discussing his research on sustainability and urban development from an organizational-management and public-policy perspective. He will outline examples of where progress has been made the cities that are already investing in the infrastructure of the future. His book, The Sustainable City, will inform the lecture and discussion.

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

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

  • Local Approaches to Risk Mitigation and Resiliency
  • Public Finance
  • Governance and Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Community Development

3:45 p.m. Conference Concludes After Individual Panels

For more information, please visit our website at


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ample parking will be made available to registrants. Parking instructions will be disseminated one week before the conference.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Justin Miller, (407) 823-3794.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be granted up to seven days in advance of the conference.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need a printed ticket to the conference.

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