Upcoming Events

Los Angeles, CA, Student Happy Hour
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September 27, 2018

Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Join us for an APPAM Student Happy Hour at The Garage! This venue features an old school pub, outdoor patio space, a full bar, great cocktails and wine, and upscale pub food. APPAM will provide appetizers, beer, and wine. Some long-time professional members will be in attendance to provide general research or career insight to students.
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Syracuse University Maxwell School Public Policy Camp
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September 28, 2018

All Day Event

The 2018 APPAM/Maxwell School Public Policy Camp is designed for promising undergraduate (sophomore – senior) students of color who want to make a difference in their communities. We invite you to be our guests for a one day Public Policy Camp. Having diverse perspectives at the policy table leads to better, more effective and inclusive, public policy. We must work collectively to address this problem.
(All Day Event)
UC Riverside Public Policy Camp
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September 28, 2018

All Day Event

“We strongly believe that more college students need to be exposed to the field of public policy, so they can understand how evidence-based, innovative policies can address some of the biggest challenges facing societies around the world today," said UCR SPP Dean Anil Deolalikar. "This is why we are so eager to host APPAM’s Public Policy Camp here at UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy."
(All Day Event)
Fall Research Conference Innovation Lounge submission deadline
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September 28, 2018

All Day Event

One of the most valuable aspects of the annual Fall Research Conferences are the impromptu conversations attendees about a project they’re working on or an idea that they would like some feedback on. It is in the spirit of these important connections that we are introducing the Innovation Lounge. The aim of these sessions is to have a broad discussion on an emerging or not yet fully formed idea or concept in the research field. We invite you to submit a brief proposal.
(All Day Event)
Early registration closes for the 2018 Fall Research Conference
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September 28, 2018

All Day Event

Early registration closes for the 2018 Fall Research Conference.
(All Day Event)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Harvard and Vanderbilt Professors Receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Peter H. Rossi Award

Harvard University professor David J. Deming has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management. Professor Mark W. Lipsey of Vanderbilt University has been selected to receive the Peter H. Rossi Award for contributions to the theory or practice of program evaluation. Dr. Deming and Dr. Lipsey will be honored at the 2018 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC, this November.

2016 Fall Research Conference Registration


38th Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference 

November 3 - 5, 2016
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC


Online Registration is Now Closed


Onsite Registration Will be Availble at the Registration Desk


Registration Desk Hours of Opperation

Wednesday, November 2nd from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 3rd from 7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, November 4th from 7:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, November 5th from 7:00am - 12:00pm 

Registration includes access to all sessions, continental breakfast each day, refreshment breaks each day, receptions each evening, lunch on Saturday, and all other non-ticketed conference activities. Please review the Schedule at a Glance and the more detailed Preliminary Program to plan your time at the conference.

You will have the opportunity during the registration process to include the below conference add-ons to your registration. While not all of these events have a cost associated with them, they do require a RSVP to attend. If you have already registered and would like to add one of these events, please contact Meghan Grenda, mgrenda@appam.org to modify your registration. Click here for registration add-ons information.

  • Pre-Conference Workshop ($45 member/$65 non-member)
  • Thursday Luncheon Symposium ($36 for all attendees)
  • Rossi Award Breakfast (No additional cost but RSVP is required)
  • APPAM Membership & Awards Luncheon ($38 for all attendees)

Registration Type

Early Registration
(7/15 - 9/23)

Regular Registration
(9/24 - 10/28)

Government Rate
(7/15 - 10/28)

Onsite Registration
(11/2 - 11/5)

APPAM member $330 $445 15% discount $510
Non-member $475 $590 15% discount $660
Student member $110 $130 N/A $195


In order to receive member pricing, you must be a current individual APPAM member in good standing. If you need to renew your membership, you must renew your membership first, including payment, before registering for the conference or you will not receive the member price. If you're not sure of your member status or need assistance with renewal/joining APPAM, please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org

If you wish to register as a student for the Fall Research Conference, you must first join APPAM as a student member. The cost of an APPAM student membership is $40 and can be purchased here or onsite at the conference.

APPAM will once again offer a discounted registration rate for government employees. Any local, state, or federal employee with a valid .gov email address is eligible to receive a 15% discount off the current registration rate. To receive this discount, please contract Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org for a promotional code to use during the online registration process.  This discount will only be offered on pre-registrations (7/15 - 11/2), and will not be offered for onsite registrations.

Registrations can be cancelled and refunded until September 30th, less a $30 administration fee. After September 30th, no refunds will be given for cancelled registrations. 

Registration Information 

The Registration Booth is located in the Terrace Foyer of the Washington Hilton and will be open during the following hours:

Day Hours Open
Wednesday, 11/2 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, 11/3 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 11/4 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 11/5 7:00 am - noon


Payment Information

Registrations can be made using domestic checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express cards. We cannot accept foreign money orders or bank transfers from individuals. Please note that during the online registration process, you will be given an opportunity to print an invoice for your registration.

Everyone presenting a paper or poster, taking part in a roundtable or acting as a chair or discussant must register and pay for the conference. APPAM requires everyone presenting papers on panels to register by Friday, September 23. APPAM reserves the right to remove/replace papers from the conference if panelists do not register by this date.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org.


Registration Add-Ons 

Pre-Conference Workshop  

Microsimulation and Public Policy Workshop

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Members $45 & Non-Members $65

More information can be found here.

Symposium Luncheon: The Presidential Election and the Changing Electorate and Electoral Participation 

Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm  

Members & Non-Members: $36

Rossi Award Breakfast 

Friday, November 4, 2016
7:00 am - 8:15 am  

While this event is free to attend, a RSVP is required.

Membership & Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  

Members & Non-Members: $38

Join fellow members for the annual APPAM membership meeting and support your colleagues as various awards are presented to the 2016 winners. 

A separate ticket is required for lunch (but not to attend the business meeting) and can be purchased during the registration process and at the onsite Registration desk until 11:45 am on Friday, 11/4.

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