The deadline for proposals for 2019’s Social Equity Leadership Conference has been extended to February 15, 2019.

The 18th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and co-sponsored and hosted by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark.

Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing challenges facing the world today, the theme of this year’s conference is “Achieving Social Equity in Turbulent Times: A Grand Public Administration Challenge.” The three subthemes that constitute the tracks for the conference are:

Track 1: Identifying and changing policies and practices resulting in social inequities in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector

Track 2: Measuring and assessing social equity across policy areas

Track 3: Social equity challenges and solutions, globally

The SELC 2019 planning committee invites you to submit a proposal to the 2019 Social Equity Leadership Conference by February 15, 2019. The proposal abstract should be no longer than 200 words and should clearly state how the proposal fits into the subtheme selected. While we are interested in problem identification, we particularly encourage proposals with an action orientation, and from various areas of interest including racial, economic, education, geographical, and opportunity inequities. We are seeking conference participation from academics, practitioners, and students.

Learn more and submit a proposal