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The 15th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference will be held May 28-30, 2015 on the campus of the California State University, Sacramento. This year's conference will focus on state political reform, with particular attention to the question of whether reform moves us toward improved outcomes, or whether it reflects a churning cycle of change.

Center for California Studies
California State University, Sacramento
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
Department of Public Policy and Administration
Department of Government

CEDA Award Announcement

Paper Proposals

Proposals to present papers at the conference will be accepted December 1, 2014 through January 23, 2015. Special consideration will be given to proposals related to some aspect of reform (including budget/fiscal reform, electoral reform, legislative reform, and reform to direct democracy mechanisms).

Proposals should include:

  • Author’s name, title, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address
  • Title of paper
  • One page summary/abstract of the paper. Please highlight any specific relationship to the theme of reform.
  • An indication of whether the paper is intended for a panel discussion or roundtable discussion.

Please submit proposals electronically to Dr. Steve Boilard at Word documents and PDFs are preferred.

Decisions on all proposals will be announced February 16, 2015.
Completed drafts of accepted papers will be due May 1, 2015.

Conference Registration

Click here to register for the 2015 SPP Conference

Hotel, Transportation and General Travel Information

We have secured a special conference rate of $169 per night at the historic Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Built in 1927, the Citizen Hotel building has been fully renovated and decorated with a political theme. It is located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, just two blocks from the state Capitol. We will be running shuttles between the Citizen and the University each day of the conference.

To reserve at room at the Citizen at the conference rate please call 916.492.4446 or 916.492.4440 (*Block Name: SPP Conference) or click here to reserve online.

Hotel booking deadline (for guaranteed pricing): May 14, 2015

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*A shuttle will be provided from The Citizen Hotel to Sacramento State daily. If you are driving to campus and would like to request a parking pass please contact Alexandria Smith at the Center for California Studies.

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*Artwork by Steve Memering

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