2020 Virtual Fall Meeting

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  • General - $79
  • Student - $59
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This year's virtual Fall Meeting will focus on the role of public administrators in building resilient communities. 2020 has been a uniquely challenging year--we have a presidential election, a pandemic, and social and racial unrest. How do we continue to build resiliency in our communities, in our networks, and in our nation? This virtual meeting will address those questions through a series of live sessions including plenary sessions, Standing Panel breakout sessions, and award sessions. The meeting will also include a curated section of on-demand sessions.

Join us November 5-10!


Live (all times in Eastern):

(Pre-Meeting) Wednesday, November 4, 2020

  • 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – New Fellows Orientation

Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Elmer B. Staats Lecture on Social Equity
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Book Talk with Brownlow Book Award Winner, moderated by Joe Mitchell, Director of Strategic Initiatives and International Programs
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Managing Technological Challenges, moderated by Martin O'Malley, Former Governor of the State of Maryland

Friday, November 6, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Business Meeting and Standing Panel Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Ensuring Environmental Sustainability, moderated by Nicole Darnall, Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Strategic Partnerships, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

Monday, November 9, 2020

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Strengthening Social & Economic Development, moderated by Margaret Simms, Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Discussion with George Graham Award Winner

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Protecting & Advancing Democracy, moderated by Chris Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Webb Lecture on Pandemic Response and Closing


The need for government to operate more efficiently at every level has never been more critical than it is today. The Academy’s ability to meet this challenge by independently investigating and developing solutions for governance issues derives from the experience and expertise of our over 900 Fellows.

Fellows of the Academy are former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.

The Academy’s Fall Meeting is the only time all Fellows are invited to get together, share best practices, learn from one another, and address critical issues of good governance.


Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the public sector. As a sponsor, you will be able to:

  • Connect with public sector leaders.
  • Showcase your organization's expertise.
  • Demonstrate your leadership.

Interested? View our Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Kaitlyn Blume - kblume@napawash.org.

Meeting Details

As the event nears, you will receive an email confirmation and instructions on how to access the event page. On the page, you will be directed to register for each live sessions, can view the on-demand sessions at your leisure, and engage in the resources from our sponsors and partners.