Whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, IGPA’s events are a core component of our commitment to public engagement that sparks smart policy.   


IGPA fosters conversation on the most important issues facing the state and nation today, working in collaboration with scholars and policymakers. Together with our partners, we provide regular events such as forums and lectures as well as annual leadership training programs and learning opportunities.

If you have a question about a specific event or program, please contact Director for Strategic Operations Brenda Hixson (


Past Events

Oct 7

08:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.

Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice: Presentations & Poster Session

Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St., Urbana

Oct 4

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

IGPA Faculty Coffee – Research Scholar Initiatives

IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL & virtually

Sep 6

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Fulbright Specialist Program Primer

IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL & virtually

Sep 1

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Edgar Fellows 10th Year Celebration Dinner

Sheraton Grand, 301 E North Water St., Chicago, IL 60611

May 26

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual Courts and Access to Justice

University of Illinois College of Law, 504 East Pennsylvania Avenue Champaign, IL, 61820 (Faculty Lounge)

May 24

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm

Digital Government Initiative

Discovery Partners Institute Offices,
200 S. Wacker Dr., 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

May 10

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Crisis in American Democracy


Apr 23

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Radically Reclaiming Youth’s Healing and Wellness: Kickoff


Apr 11

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Scholars Adventure Series:
Access to Justice During the Pandemic

Honors College: A reminder email will be sent which will include the room assignment.

Apr 5

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Coffee with Shannon Minter

IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL

Apr 1

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Showing Our Work: Applied Social Science
and Rigorous Evidence in the Federal Government

Siebel Center for Design in Urbana

Feb 19

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Poverty and Policy Summit


Feb 17

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Translating Research Into Public Health
Policy and Practice: Stock Inhalers for Schools

Zoom Link: