The theme of the 2018 ARNOVA-Asia Conference is “Evolving Government-Third Sector Relations in Asia”. With the growing awareness of the importance of collaborative governance and civic engagement in public affairs, nonprofits and philanthropy have become important vehicles for harnessing societal contributions to advance social good. The third sector not only contributes additional resources and new ideas to cope with complex social problems, but more importantly creates potentials for social innovation. Such a promise, however, has important implications for public governance as well as the operation and development of the third sector. This conference addresses issues involved in the evolving government-third sector relations in Asia, with a focus on the changing roles of the third sector in public affairs, and their implications for nonprofit management, philanthropic practice, and volunteering.