APPAM 2019 Regional Student Conference - CA



Save the Date!
The 2019 CA Regional Student Conference will be held on April 12 13 at UC Irvine.

_DSC4042The 2019 CA Regional Student Conference will be held at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. Each year, participating students gain valuable research presentation experience, as well as receive important feedback from academics, practitioners, and other students. The Regional Student Conferences include several opportunities to network and make connections with a diverse group of policy professionals, as well as other policy students.

Policy areas for submissions can be viewed here.

Questions about this conference can be directed to Tristanne Staudt at



2019 Schedule at a Glance 

Friday, April 12th

8:30 – 4:30 pm Registration and Coffee
9:30 – 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions
11:15 – 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Lunch Workshop - Breaking a Public Policy Impasse: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Syringe Exchanges in California

Syringe exchanges are considered to be one of the most cost effective ways to help mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic. In California, a bill signed in 2011 (AB 604) authorizes the State to certify syringe exchanges directly in order to prevent unnecessary disease outbreaks. Orange County was the first local jurisdiction to have a state-certified syringe exchange, but after concerted effort by local governments, a court injunction now prevents this exchange from operating, increasing the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and overdose-induced deaths. This panel will consider from a variety of disciplinary perspectives what individuals interested in the policy implications of this impasse can do to help serve marginalized populations and empower communities to respond effectively to the opioid epidemic, both in Orange County and beyond.

2:30 – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Networking Reception & Poster Session

All attendees are encouraged to attend this reception to connect with their fellow students and make connections with other policy professionals in the CA area over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view student poster presentations and speak with authors. Up to 3 poster awards will be awarded during this session.


Saturday, April 13th

8:00 – 1:45 pm Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
10:45 – 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Enjoy discussing the day's sessions with your peers during this networking lunch. A buffet lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

1:45 – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions


Sponsoring Schools:
Pardee RAND Graduate School, Pepperdine University, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Riverside, University of California, San Diego, and University of Southern California.  


Read about the 2018 Conference.

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