2019 APPAM International Conference



Public Policy in an Era of Rapid Change

The 2019 APPAM International Conference in Barcelona, Spain will be held on July 29 – 30, 2019. The Johns Hopkins University - University Pompeu Fabra (JHU-UPF) Public Policy Center will co-host the conference. The conference will host over 50 sessions and three plenaries. Attendees can also enjoy receptions and generous lunch schedules for optimal networking opportunities.

There are new and emerging global challenges that warrant pragmatic and evidence-informed policy responses. Major political changes have been occurring on both sides of the North-Atlantic and other parts of the world, and new political forces have appeared that have impacted the context in which policies are being developed. These new realities create tremendous opportunities for public and social policies that respond to an array of political, economic, and social changes. Moreover, the beginning of the twenty-first century has been the spectacular growth of social inequalities among and within countries. Each of these challenges have had an enormous impact on the quality of life, social well-being, and health populations, in addition to economic and political impacts.


Travel Information     Preliminary Program     Schedule at a Glance    Presenter Guidelines     Important Dates


Attendee Type Early (4/1 - 5/22) Regular (5/23 - 7/18) Onsite (7/29 - 7/30)
Professional Member $260 $360 $415
Student Member* $115 $140 $165
Non-Member $315 $420 $460


Registration includes continental breakfasts, lunches and receptions.

*Students who are not APPAM members must first become APPAM members in order to register at the Student Member rate above.  APPAM student membership is $40.



Travel Information

We do not have a hotel room block for our 2019 International Conference.  Click on the map above to view hotels near the conference site, along with their rates and distances from the conference site.  The conference will be presented at:

The Johns Hopkins University-Public Policy Center
Edifici Mercè Rodoreda- Campus Ciutadella UPF
c/ Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona, Spain

How to get there:

METRO: Line 4 Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica; Line 1 Marina
TRAM: Lines T4, T5 Wellington and Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica
BUS: V27, V21, H16, 92, 36

The recommended airport for accessing the conference location is BCN or Aeropuerto de Barcelona.


Preliminary Program

Our Preliminary Program features descriptions and speaker details of the conference sessions.  It is searchable by day, session type, author, organization, and key words.  



2019 Schedule at a Glance

Monday, July 29th

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
8:15 am – 9:15 am Morning Refreshments 
9:15 am – 10:45 am

Opening Plenary Session:

Migration Policy and Its Global Impacts

This plenary will focus on modern migration policies and their impacts around the world.  Speakers will include experts both on US and European migration challenges and the policies designed to ease them.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch 
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Poster & Welcome Reception 


Tuesday, July 30th

8:00 am – 3:30 pm Registration
8:15 am - 9:15 am Morning Refreshments 
9:15 am – 10:45 am

Morning Plenary:

Climate and the Ecological Crisis

With global warming trends proceeding at an unprecedented rate and the pace of biodiversity loss at 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, deciding about the character and scale of public policy response to such exceptional circumstances poses considerable challenges. Moreover, the global character of environmental challenges intertwines them with international politics and multi-level governance, and so introduces additional layers of complexity. Policy responses seem to swing between incremental and transformational actions that seek to adapt to changes, or facilitate transitions to more sustainable socio-economic models. This session will present and reflect on the challenges of the science and policy interface around key issues of agriculture, transportation, and water resources, and consider the potential of certain policy responses to the climate and ecological crisis.

11:00 am – 12:35 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary:

Structural Determinants of Social Inequities

The increase of social inequalities is one of the largest challenges humankind is facing in the 21st century. Social structural conditions and forces affect the wellbeing, quality of life and health of the population as well as the generation of social inequities among different social groups and territories. Increasing evidence shows that these inequities exist between and within countries. This session will present and reflect on some of the political and social determinants of inequities, and consider the potential of political and policy responses to address these inequities.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Closing Reception 


Presenter Guidelines

Our guidelines for poster presenters, and our guidelines for paper presenters and chairs, help to establish expectations for audience engagement and interaction.  


Important Dates

Registration Opens April 1
Early Bird Registration Rate Deadline May 22
Speaker Registration Deadline May 24
Presenter Papers Must Be Uploaded to System July 12
Online Registration and Regular Rate Deadline July 18
2019 International Conference July 29-30


2019 Host


Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
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Phone: 202.496.0130 | Fax: 202.496.0134
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