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CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

2022 IGRI Virtual Conference: Advancing the Study of Institutional Dynamics

| All Day

The second annual Institutional Grammar Research Initiative (IGRI) virtual conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners doing research that engages the IG. For the conference, we invite research presentations that report on any methodological, theoretical, and/or empirical/case-specific uses of the Institutional Grammar (IG) to study policy or societal change.

  • The online conference will be held each day from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT.
  • A graduate student workshop will be held in person at the University of Colorado Denver from 1 – 4 pm MDT each day.

Conference registration opens: March 15, 2022

Important Dates

Submission Deadlines

Abstract and graduate student workshop application submission deadline: March 1, 2022 
Submit your abstract.
Submit your graduate student workshop application

Research papers due to panel discussants: June 6, 2022

Notification of Acceptance 

Notification of acceptance/rejection (abstracts & applications): March 15, 2022

Registration Deadlines and Links

Registration opens: March 15, 2022

Conference presenters: Confirmation of presentation and registration deadline is on April 15, 2022
Non-presenting conference participants: Registration deadline is on June 15, 2022

To register (graduate student workshop): Link available soon

Confirmation of workshop attendance and registration deadline (graduate student workshop): April 15, 2022

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2022 IGRI Virtual Conference: Advancing the Study of Institutional Dynamics

| All Day Cost/fee: Free

The second annual Institutional Grammar Research Initiative (IGRI) virtual conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners doing research that engages the IG. For the conference, we invite research presentations that report on any methodological, theoretical, and/or empirical/case-specific uses of the Institutional Grammar (IG) to study policy or societal change.

  • The online conference will be held each day from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT.
  • A graduate student workshop will be held in person at the University of Colorado Denver from 1 – 4 pm MDT each day.

Conference registration opens: March 15, 2022

Important Dates

Submission Deadlines

Abstract and graduate student workshop application submission deadline: March 1, 2022 
Submit your abstract.
Submit your graduate student workshop application

Research papers due to panel discussants: June 6, 2022

Notification of Acceptance 

Notification of acceptance/rejection (abstracts & applications): March 15, 2022

Registration Deadlines and Links

Registration opens: March 15, 2022

Conference presenters: Confirmation of presentation and registration deadline is on April 15, 2022
Non-presenting conference participants: Registration deadline is on June 15, 2022

To register (graduate student workshop): Link available soon

Confirmation of workshop attendance and registration deadline (graduate student workshop): April 15, 2022

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