Public Performance Conference

April 9, 2021 - Virtual

The Marc Holzer Public Performance Symposium
“International Best Practices: Establishing Generally Accepted Performance Principles”
at the
Virtual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA

As an addendum to the Virtual ASPA Conference in April of 2021, the ASPA Section on Public Performance Management and the National Center for Public Performance is seeking proposals for papers and fully-formed panels. Symposium Co-Chairs arePrajapati Trivedi (The Commonwealth), Marc Fudge (University of California, San Bernardino, Chair of the ASPA Section on Public Performance Management).

The Symposium will convene two parallel tracks. Several panels, by invitation, will present best practice panels on performance improvement practices across the globe. Another cluster of panels will bring together open submissions from academics and practitioners in the U.S. and globally.

Invited panels will develop a draft of Generally Accepted Performance Principles (GAPP) from the perspective of their acknowledged best practices. Academics and practitioners in the “open submissions” track will present independent perspectives on best practices, will be informed of the GAPP discussion as it develops prior to, during and after the Symposium, and will be able to attend invited panels that do not conflict with their own panel on April 9th; thus, they will have several opportunities to assess the extent to which the GAPP guidelines are applicable or incomplete. The critiques and products of both dialogues will help comprise a published set of guidelines, with an expected Fall, 2021 publication date.

Proposals for this Symposium are open to participants from all facets of the public performance community and related networks. Presenters who have been accepted for other ASPA 2021 panels may also present at this Symposium.

All panelists must register. Fees will be set at:

$0 for members of the Section on Public Performance Management

$25 for other ASPA members

$50 for all others.

Registration for the ASPA Conference requires separate fees.

All panels and plenary sessions will operate on a Zoom platform.

Please submit proposals no later than March 1, 2021, but earlier if possible, to:

Elaine Yi Lu, Performance Conference Program Co-Chair, John Jay College, the City University of New York


Aroon Manoharan, Performance Conference Program Co-Chair, the University of Massachusetts-Boston

National Center for Public Performance

Institute for Public Service - Sawyer Business School -Suffolk University 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Email: - Phone: 617-994-4273

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