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Open Submission Period for Student Regional Conferences
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November 30, 2016-January 18, 2017

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APPAM will host two regional student conferences in 2017. The DC Regional Student Conference will be held on April 7th - 8th, 2017 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. The California Regional Student Conference will be held on April 9th - 10th at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, CA. During these conferences, students will present research across a wide variety of policy areas, through poster sessions and on conference panels with their peers.
 
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Open Submission Period for International Conference
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December 05, 2016-January 31, 2017

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This international conference, held in the capital of Europe’s political project, invites researchers, analysts, and policymakers to critically reflect on their experiences of working on issues of public policy and governance beyond borders. The event is sponsored by Masstricht University and Syracuse University. The theme of the 9th annual International Conference will be “Public Policy and Governance Beyond Borders.”
 
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2014 Fall Conference FAQ

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This FAQ addresses specific questions for the 2014 Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more general conference questions, please visit the general conference FAQ. If you have a question and it is not answered by any of our FAQs, please feel free to submit your question to the administrator.

You can view the preliminary program online.

2014 Fall Research Conference General Questions

Registration Questions

Participant Questions

Travel Questions

Know Before You Go

2014 Fall Research Conference Questions

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Where will the 2014 conference be held?

The 2014 Fall Research Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM at the Albuquerque Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. Both locations are within close proximity to one another and will not require shuttle transportation.

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When is the 2014 Fall Research Conference?

The 2014 Fall Research Conference will be held Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8 in Albuquerque, NM.

Association governance meetings and a pre-conference workshop for students will occur on Wednesday, November 5.

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Are there special events that require additional fees at this year's conference?

Yes. There is an additional fee of $30 required for a lunch ticket to the Awards Lunch on Friday, November 7 at noon. (Members are welcome to attend the meeting without a ticket but will not be served lunch.)

 

Join fellow members for the annual APPAM membership meeting and support your colleagues as various awards are presented, including: Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, the JCPA Comparative Policy Award, and the Exemplar Award. After lunch, the Exemplar Award winner will give a presenation.

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Where can I see the preliminary program?

The preliminary program can be found online after July 15. APPAM will once again offer a mobile app that will contain continuously updated information for the conference. The app will be released in mid-September.

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What is the theme for the 2014 Fall Research Conference?

The theme for this year's conference is Global Challenges, New Perspectives. The theme was selected by APPAM President-elect Jane Waldfogel.

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I was hoping you might be able to forward a list of participants who are confirmed to be at the Fall Research Conference. Please let me know if this is possible at this point, or when you'll be posting more detailed information on panels.

Panel and participant information can be found currently in the Preliminary Program. Note that this information is not yet final. A final, confirmed list will be in the APPAM Conference app, which will be released in September 2014.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

Registration Questions

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My organization is asking for a completed W-9 to draw up a check for my registration. Is this possible?

We would be happy to provide your organization a copy of our W-9 for payment.  Please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org to obtain this.

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How do I register for the conference?

Registration for the conference is now open.  Click here for registration pricing information.

Click here to register now.

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Baruch College

Conference Participants Questions

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Where do I find the complete list of guidelines for conference participants?

You can find the full guide here. There are additional guidelines to make note of, depending on if you are a presenter, chair, discussant, or poster presenter.

Presenters
Chairs
Discussants
Posters
 

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Is there a deadline to send papers to discussants?

If they are to provide useful insight to authors and serve as stimulants for audience follow-on, discussants must receive papers by October 8th. This the minimum acceptable time for participants to be able to read the session papers. Presenters will receive instructions on how to upload papers to the APPAM.org and are urged to do so by the deadline provided so discussants have enough time to read the papers and prepare comments before the conference.

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What does a well-timed session look like?

Below is a guideline for a well- timed session; this sample session runs from 1:15 – 2:45 pm. For four paper sessions, each presenter would have 12 minutes instead of 15 minutes.

1:15 – 1:20: Chair introduces presenters and discussant(s), lays out the ground rules and goals for the session and establishes the timeline for the session.

1:20 – 1:35: First presenter presents their paper.

1:35 – 1:50: Second presenter presents their paper.

1:50 – 2:05: Third presenter presents their paper.

2:05 – 2:20: Discussant(s) presents their comments.

2:20 – 2:40: Audience discussion.

2:40 – 2:45: Chair brings the discussion to a close and thanks everyone for coming.

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How long do presenters get for their presentation?

Presentations should last no longer than 15 minutes in panels with three presenters or 12 minutes if there are four presenters. The discussant should be granted roughly as much time as a presenter. Multiple discussants should divide this allotted time among themselves.

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How long should we allow for audience Q&A?

APPAM members like to talk and react. Members include many experts; session participants consistently praise APPAM conferences for the exceptional amount of professional interaction that occurs. Much of this interaction happens within or is stimulated by the session discussions. With this in mind, please allow a full 20 minutes for audience questions and commentary. This 20-minute period is separate from the time normally accorded to panelists responding to the discussant's comments.

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I have a Power Point for my presentation. What technology does APPAM provide at the conference?

Many people use PowerPoint to prepare and display presentations. APPAM will provide LCD projectors and screens in all meeting rooms for use during conference sessions. The Program Committee urges all conference participants to ensure that use of this technology does not interrupt or delay a session. With a strict 90 minutes for panel sessions, even a minor delay can greatly hamper the success of a panel.

Remember that there will be less than 15 minutes available for setting up computer equipment prior to the start of most sessions. All presenters on a session may wish to put their presentations on a single computer or flash drive to simplify matters during the panel.

Please note, APPAM does not provide laptops for the panels so if a presentation requires a computer, one of the presenters must bring one.  There will be wi-fi at the conference, but we encourage presenters to download any materials ahead of time to ensure quality playback.

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Is there any guidelines for my slideshow I need to be aware of?

Try to economize on the number of slides in a presentation. Slides should be readable from at least 30 feet (some of the presentation rooms are quite large, some are small), and should be displayed long enough for viewers actually to comprehend the message they are supposed to convey. A good rule of thumb is one substantive slide (a key exhibit, not an outline page) for every two minutes of presentation (or no more than 6 or 7 total slides per presentation). Create slides specifically for the APPAM audience.

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I'm a discussant for one panel. How much time do I get for my comments?

Discussants are asked to make integrative comments rather than paper-by-paper critiques. In many cases, very specific or detailed critics can be shared with paper authors outside of the session. Your comments should be no more than 12 minutes – 15 minutes long.

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I am presenting a poster. How much time do I get for setup?

Posters should be put up by 9:00am the day of your assigned session. Posters may be left up until 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 12. Posters may be left up until 3:00 pm on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. All posters left up after these times will be discarded.

All poster boards will be numbered, indicating assigned poster spaces for each session. You will receive your specific assignment location in October. Only put your poster up in your assigned space. A staff person will be on hand to help you find your space in the exhibit hall.

Your poster title will appear in the preliminary and final programs. The final program will indicate your location number. If your paper title has changed, you will have the opportunity to update the title through August 24.

Thumbtacks will be provided for putting up your poster. Please do not use tape, staples or any other type of adhesive to hang your poster.

Presenters are asked to be available at their posters during the entirety of their poster session to discuss their posters with interested viewers.

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Are there size and appearance restrictions for my poster?

Yes. They should be 8 feet wide by four feet tall.You can review the full list of guidelines here.

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How can I make edits to my submission and upload my paper?

You will receive an email in the coming weeks with detailed instructions on making any necessary edits to the abstract and title of your submission as well as how to upload your paper.

All papers must be uploaded by October 8th to ensure the discussants have adequate time to review.

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Abt Associates

Travel Questions

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How do I reserve my hotel room at the conference hotel?

Sessions at the 2014 Fall Conference will be held in the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and Albuquerque Convention Center. All locations are within close proximity to one another and will not require shuttle transportation.

To reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, please contact the hotel directly, either by phone (888-421-1442) or through the hotel information page. When calling, indicate that you would like to make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and mention APPAM to secure the APPAM room rate. You will be responsible for reserving your hotel room, as well as contacting the hotel to change or cancel the reservation, if needed. Upon securing a hotel reservation, you will be charged a non-refundable deposit of the first night’s room fees and taxes.

In order to receive the group rate, reservations MUST be made by October 15. The group rate will not be available after this date and reserved rooms will be accepted at the hotel’s prevailing rate, based on availability. There are a limited number of hotel rooms within the block. Please reserve early.

For more information, visit the 2014 Fall Research Conference Travel Information page.

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What is the conference rate for lodging?

To reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt, please contact the hotel directly, either by phone or through this specialized link. When calling, indicate that you would like to make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and mention APPAM to secure the APPAM room rate. The rate is guaranteed through October 15.

Occupancy Rate
Single/Double $179
Triple $204
Quadruple $229

 

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When do I need to reserve my room to get the APPAM rate?

To reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt with the guaranteed room block rate, please contact the hotel either by phone (888-421-1442) or through this specialized link, by October 15. When calling, indicate that you would like to make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and mention APPAM to secure the APPAM room rate. You will be responsible for reserving your hotel room, as well as contacting the hotel to change or cancel the reservation, if needed. Upon securing a hotel reservation, you will be charged a non-refundable deposit of the first night’s room fees and taxes.

There are a limited number of hotel rooms within the block. Please reserve early.

Occupancy Rate
Single/Double $179
Triple $204
Quadruple $229

 

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Are there special travel discounts being offered this year?

There is a special discount being offered through United and Delta airlines, and through Avis and Hertz car rentals.

Air Travel

Ground Transportation

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What else can I do while in Albuquerque?

Take a walk through history in Albuquerque's Historic Old Town. Shop the more than 150 boutiques and galleries then relax in the Rose Garden or San Felipe de Neri Church. With winding brick paths, gardens and balconies, wrought iron and adobe benches and quiet hidden patios, you'll delight in the experience of visiting this serene village that has been the focal point of community life since 1706. Just a five minute drive from Hyatt Regency, Old Town is open for visitors seven days a week from 9:30 to 4:30 pm. There’s always something to do in Albuquerque, NM!

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Russell Sage Foundation

Know Before You Go Questions

Questions And Answers

When will the Registration area be open?

Registration will be open:

Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Is there a way to download a PDF or WORD version or any format of the agenda so that I can browse on my laptop instead of mobile device?

A PDF version of the preliminary program will be available for download on the home page of the digital preliminary program shortly.

The conference app will be available for all mobile devices and laptops in mid-September.

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Are there any special lectures this year?

Both the Peter H. Rossi and David N. Kershaw award winners will be delivering their lectures at this year's conference:

Peter H. Rossi Award Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
The winner of this year's Rossi Award will present their lecture at this time.

David N. Kershaw Award Lecture

Frideay, November 7, 3:15 – 4:45 pm
The winner of the Kershaw Award will present their lecture at this time.

In addition, the Exemplar Award winner will give a special presentation after the Members Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 7, Noon 1:15 pm. There are also several exciting symposia planned throughout the conference; you can find out more information on the Schedule of Events page.

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Can I still purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon?

Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are available for selection during the registration process.

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Are there guidelines for participants this year?

There are updated guidelines for all 2014 APPAM Fall Research Conferenc participants (presenters, chairs, and discussants) that establish expectations for sessions at this year's event.

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I have a poster presentation accepted and have registered for the conference. A personal issue came up recently and I might need to withdraw my presentation. Is it possible to have the registration refunded?

Yes, a refund is possible. Contact Tristanne Staudt for assistance.

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Does APPAM have any information to share about child care arrangements?

Unfortunately, APPAM has no child-care arrangements.

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