APPAM 2019 Regional Student Conference - DC



Save the Date!
The 2019 DC Regional Student Conference will be held on March 29 30 at American University.


IMG_20180407_113022We are pleased to once again host the DC Regional Student Conference at American University in Washington, DC. 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.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 DC Regional Student Conference!  We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers or projects to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers/projects, and (3) posters. 

Submissions will be collected until 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Policy areas for submissions can be viewed here.

Questions about this conference can be directed to Tristanne Stadut at


Submit your Proposal Now!


2019 Schedule at a Glance

Friday, March 29th

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

Lunch Workshop: Getting Started Writing Grants

This lunch workshop will introduce both masters and doctoral students to the area of grantwriting. First, panelists will speak to the importance of grantwriting for furthering research but also boosting careers. Second, an overview of the timeline for grantwriting and submission will be provided. Finally, panelists will cover tips for getting started writing and submitting grants including an overview of resources available to students. Panelists will include student and faculty members with experience writing grant proposals and a funder.

2:15 – 3:45 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 DC 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, March 30th

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Career Tips Roundtable

All attendees are invited to this roundtable where they will learn tips and best practices for starting their careers.  Speakers will include professionals from academia, research firms, and areas of the public sector.

10:00 – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
1:30 – 2:30 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.

2:45 – 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions


Sponsoring Schools:
American University, College of William & Mary, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, College Park, and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Read about the 2018 DC Student Conference.


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