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Penn Deadlines & Events

Penn Public Policy Challenge Semi-Finals - Thursday, February 2nd

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 11:59PM
  • Participants Selected: Sunday, November 6th, 2016
  • Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, 6-8PM, Fels Institute of Government
  • Mentor Meet & Greet Happy Hour: Thursday, November 17th, 6-8pm, Harvest Bar & Grill
  • Workshop 1 - Idea Development: Wednesday, November 30th, 6-8pm, Fels Institute of Government
  • Team Meetings with Challenge Executive Director: Weeks of November 28th & December 5th
  • Idea Outlines: Due at Team Meeting with Challenge Director
  • First Draft Executive Summary: Due by Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:59PM (submit via e-mail to
  • Workshop 2 - Peer Review: TBD. January 19th, 2017
  • Workshop 3 - Preparing Your Elevator Pitch: TBD. Janurary 25th or 26th, 2017
  • 5-Minute Pitch & Team Name: Due at the workshop 3
  • Executive Summary for Semi-Finals: Due Wednesday, February 1st
  • Penn Public Policy Challnege Semi-Finals - Thursday, February 2nd

Penn Finals - Sunday, February 26th

  • Campaign Plan/Influence Map: Early February
  • Team Meeting with Challenge Executive Director: Week of February 6th
  • Workshop 4 - Critiquing your campaign plan/influence Map: Week of February 13th
  • Draft Proposal: Mid-February 
  • Workshop 4 - Practicing Your Presentation: Week of February 13th
  • Draft 10-minute PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation: Due at the workshop
  • Final Executive Summary and Proposal: Due February 25th 
  • Revised 10-minute PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation: Due at final event
  • Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals: February 26th, 2016

National Invitational - TBD Late March

  • Opening Reception for National Teams: Friday 
  • Public Policy Challenge - National Semi-Finals: Saturday
  • Public Policy Challenge - National Finals: Sunday

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829