Missouri State University’s 20th annual Public Affairs Conference will reflect on tradition, celebrate innovation and explore a variety of ways to both embrace change and to exercise strength in the face of struggle.
“Navigating the Now: tradition, innovation and wisdom in a world of change” is the theme for the 2023 conference. It will be a mix of in-person and live-streamed sessions Sept. 26-28.
“Discussion of this year’s theme started because we were interested in popular concepts, like resilience and grit, and the way they encourage us to be strong and flexible in a world of transition,” said Dr. Shannon Wooden, Missouri State provost fellow for public affairs.
“Public affairs gives us the opportunity to dig deeply into questions and showcase for our students that educated people approach difficult questions in specific and interesting ways.”
The conference includes:
- Three plenary speakers.
- A special plenary performance.
- A total of 18 virtual panel sessions.
- A keynote speech from Joe Montana on Nov. 2.
All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
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