IRSPM News and Upcoming Events

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As we gear up for the IRSPM 2024 conference in Tampere on 16 – 18 April 2024, there's a whirlwind of activities and upcoming deadlines we want to share with you:

IRSPM 2024 Conference Abstract Submissions Review

Great news! The abstract submission deadline has been extended until Sunday, 29 October (midnight CET). You now have an extra 10 days to craft and submit your abstract via our Call for Abstracts page.

Host Site Selection for 2026 and Beyond

We're calling for applications for hosting IRSPM in 2026 and beyond. Express your interest by submitting the host site selection application form to by 30 October  

IRSPM Routledge Lifetime Achievement Award 2024

The prestigious IRSPM Routledge Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024 is now open for nominations. Learn more about the procedures and eligibility criteria on our dedicated awards page and send your nominations to before 16 November


IRSPM SIG Accounting and Accountability Workshop

Join us on November 30 - December 1 for the Special Interest Group (SIG) Accounting and Accountability Annual Workshop, themed "From Risk to Deep Uncertainty in Public Administration and Services," at the University of Bologna, Italy. For all details, including the venue and registration, visit

IRSPM SIG "Design-led Approaches"

Save the Date! On 7 – 8 December the IRSPM Special Interest Group (SIG) "Design-led Approaches" is hosting a meet-up for its SIG members, scholars, and practitioners interested in design-led approaches to government and public management. This event is co-hosted by Jakob Trischler CTF, Karlstad University, and Katarina Wetter-Edman and Stefan Holmlid, Linköping University, and will be held at Linköping University. For inquiries, please contact

Stay engaged, stay informed and make the most of all IRSPM can offer!


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