Call for Proposals for the 2014 Fall Research Conference
January 15, 2014 02:48 PM
APPAM’s annual Fall Research Conference, a multi-disciplinary annual event that attracts the highest quality of research across a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues, will be held November 6 – 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Association is pleased to announce that the submission period for session proposals is now open through April 18. This year’s conference will be under the direction of President-elect Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University.
The theme for the conference is Global Challenges, New Perspectives. Policy-makers around the world face complex challenges; this year’s theme is about what we can do to address these challenges, drawing on our knowledge base in public policy analysis and management but also bringing in new perspectives—in particular, from other disciplines and other countries.
APPAM has always emphasized including diverse participants and perspectives in the Fall Research Conference. This year, we will continue to expand on that diversity by encouraging papers, panels, and roundtables that include presenters, chairs, and discussants from a range of disciplines and countries. The goal is to draw upon the widest range of knowledge to understand those challenges and help formulate appropriate responses.
This year, the standard policy categories have been consolidated into 14 broad policy areas. The hope is that it will be a little clearer where researchers should submit their proposals, all while encouraging cross-cutting sessions across the conference. Unlike previous conferences, there will be no specific cross-cutting panels or roundtables. All sessions should instead strive to be cross-cutting in nature, with an emphasis on international and cross-disciplinary research.
The Association is providing several tools for those who wish to submit a proposal this year:
Information on the conference theme
Things to Know Before You Submit/FAQ
How to Submit a Panel
How to Submit a Paper
Proposals will be taken until April 18, with selection notifications sent out in mid- to late July.