Please join us for our 2013 Annual Fall Symposium, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at One Century Place Conference Center!  You can register online; more details below.

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Download the 2013 Symposium Poster  |  Download the 2013 agenda – NEW  |  Download the 2013 full program including agenda – NEW

Our Annual Fall Symposium is the highlight of TN-ASPA’s year, providing regional public and nonprofit professionals as well as faculty and students in related fields with a full day of relevant programming on current topics in public service.

The 2013 Symposium on the theme “The Workforce of the Future” will take place on Thursday, December 12 at the One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville (map; directions), near the airport.  We have planned an exciting and varied line-up of speakers and topics.  Please take a moment to register in advance if you plan to attend, and pay before December 1 to obtain the early bird rate.  Your registration includes continental breakfast and the Awards Luncheon; a vegetarian option will be available.  As in years past, NASBA CPE credits will be offered.

Again this year, a poster session with anticipated participation by practitioners, academics and students will be included in the day’s events – please read the 2013 Call for Poster Presentations – a brief form including a 500-word abstract describing the proposed poster is due by November 22 15 (note extended deadline!) as described in the call. Those whose poster proposals are accepted are expected to register and pay for conference attendance. Poster proposals are welcomed in three areas: 1) Human Resource Management, Planning and Development; 2) Organizational Development; and 3) General Public Administration. If you are interested in participating and would like to receive updates about the poster process or if you have any questions, please email Dr. Ann-Marie Rizzo at

Date: Thursday December 12, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location:  One Century Place Conference Center, One Century Place Building, 26 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214 (map; directions)

2013 Symposium: Rates | Register | Keynotes and Panels | Map | NASBA CPE Credits

Rates for this full-day symposium, including continental breakfast and luncheon, are:

  • By Dec. 1 | ASPA members – $85; Non-members – $95; Students  – $55
  • After Dec. 1 | ASPA members – $90; Non-members – $100; Students – $65

Students should bring student ID to the symposium.

2013 Symposium: Rates | Register | Keynotes and Panels | Map | NASBA CPE Credits

Registration is open – please complete the registration form.  After registering you can pay online through PayPal at bottom of the registration page.  If you are not paying at this time, but plan to attend, we still ask that you complete the registration form to aid in planning.  

If you have any questions, please contact TN-ASPA President Connie Calloway at

Symposium 2010. From left to right: Keynote speaker John Morgan, Chancellor, TN Board of Regents. Panel on Budgeting in a Retrenchment Environment. Panel on Tennessee’s Race to the Top Award. Keynote speaker Ed Cole, Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee.

2013 Symposium: Rates | Register | Keynotes and Panels | Map | NASBA CPE Credits

2013 Keynotes

2013 Panels – panelists are added as confirmed.

2013 Symposium: Rates | Register | Keynotes and Panels | Map | NASBA CPE Credits

2013 Symposium: Rates | Register | Keynotes and Panels | Map | NASBA CPE Credits

NASBA CPE credits

Learning Objective: provide attendees with overview of current and developing trends in public and non-profit administration
Delivery Method:
Program Level:
Prerequisites: no prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: no advanced preparation required
Earn: 8 CPE credits (attendance for the entire program is required to earn 8 credits)TN-ASPA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: