The PAC annual organises the country’s major subject conference. The conference is typically held on the first or second week of September. The Frank Stacey Memorial Lecture opens each conference and is delivered by a distinguished academic or senior civil servant. Research seminars to explore and disseminate current work are held each year and training workshops are organised to improve teaching content and methods.
The annual conference is preceded by the PAC Doctoral Workshop which is free for all doctoral students from member institutions who are researching areas related to public administration, management and policy. Doctoral students are able to get detailed and constructive feedback on their work from established journal editors.
PAC Annual Conference 2008 – University of York
PAC Annual Conference 2009 – University of Glamorgan
PAC Annual Conference 2010 – Nottingham Trent University
PAC Annual Conference 2011 – University of Birmingham
PAC Annual Conference 2012 – University of Plymouth
PAC Annual Conference 2013 – University of Edinburgh
PAC Annual Conference 2014 – University of Liverpool
PAC Annual Conference 2021 – De Montfort University