2016 Fall Research Conference Special Events
Pre-Conference Workshop: Winners and Losers in Public Policy: Strengthening Distributional Analyses and Microsimulation Models
Wednesday, 11:00am - 5:45pm
Sponsors: The Urban Institute and the International Microsimulation Association
This workshop pulls back the curtain on microsimulation models, exploring their capabilities, strengths, and limitations for public policy analysis. Sessions will highlight state-of-the-art microsimulation techniques, new data sources, and findings from recent studies evaluating proposed tax, health care, income maintenance, and social insurance reforms. Information shared will sharpen the skills of experienced microsimulation modelers and help attendees with more limited microsimulation exposure become better consumers of distributional analysis.The opportunity for feedback from policymakers and advocates can help modelers conduct more relevant analysis and present their findings in ways that can best inform policy debates.
Registration for this workshop is now open. The registration fee is $45 for APPAM-Members and $65 for non-members.
If you are registering for the pre-conference workshop AND the 2016 APPAM Fall Research Conference, please use the online registration system by clicking here.
If you are registering for the pre-conference workshop only, and not the Fall Research Conference, please contact Meghan Grenda, email@example.com
For more information, including the workshop schedule, please click here.
New Member/First Time Conference Attendee Reception
Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
APPAM welcomes our new members and first time conference attendees. Join us for cocktails and get to know other new members and first time attendees and meet the APPAM Policy Council. This is a great opportunity to network and learn more about APPAM activities and how to make the most of your first time at the Fall Conference. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks to all new members and first time attendees. The reception will be held at The District Line Restaurant & Bar on the lobby level of the Washington Hilton.
Lunch Symposium: The 2016 Election and the Changing Electorate and Electoral Participation
Thursday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Participants: William Galston, Brookings and Kay Hymowitz, Manhattan Institute
Moderator: Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
In the week before one of the most dynamic Presidential elections in recent times, APPAM is pleased to present an exciting lunch symposium featuring highly influential election analysts and commentators, William Galston and Kay Hymowitz, and distinguished election scholar, Henry Brady, as the moderator.
William (Bill) Galston is a senior fellow and holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program. He is a former policy advisor to President Clinton, having served from 1993 to 1995 as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. He is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections and a prolific author in the fields of political theory, public policy, and American politics. A winner of the American Political Science Association’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. He will draw into this discussion his current research that focuses on the implications of political polarization and ways to promote greater civic participation among citizens who are not likely to vote.
Kay Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She writes extensively on childhood, family issues, poverty, and cultural change in America from a conservative perspective. Her most recent book is Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys (2011), and she regularly writes for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, New York Newsday, Public Interest, The Wilson Quarterly, and Commentary. She will offer commentary and insights on the national election, as well as reflections based on her work on class and culture and the changing electorate.
Henry Brady, the Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, is a distinguished scholar of electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, political polling, and statistical methodology. He is also a past president of the American Political Science Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2003 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006. He will moderate this luncheon symposium.
The symposium will be held in the International Ballroom West on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton.
A separate ticket is required for the lunch symposium and can be purchased through the online Registration process. Tickets for this event are $36/each. Space is limited.
Symposium: Is Equality of Educational Opportunity Improving? A Look at the Evidence 50 Years Following Coleman
Thursday, 4:40pm - 5:55pm
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Coleman report, Equality of Educational Opportunity, that continues to influence education policy and administration today. This plenary brings together distinguished researchers who have been highly influential in creating and using research evidence to make education more effective. Participants include John Easton, currently Vice President of Programs and Distinguished Senior Fellow at The Spencer Foundation, and former Director of the Institute of Education Sciences and Executive Director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research; Nora Gordon, Associate Professor at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and an expert on Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and Richard Murnane, the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-editor of Whither Opportunity (2011) and Restoring Opportunity (2014). Adam Gamoran, who as President of the William T. Grant Foundation has launched a new initiative to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and is continuing the Foundation’s ongoing work to improve the use of research evidence in policy making, will moderate the plenary. Previously, Gamoran held the John D. MacArthur Chair in Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and directed the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
This symposium will be held in the International Ballroom West.
Symposium: Welfare Policy in the 21st Century: The Role of Research in Breaking New Ground to Reduce Poverty
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
2016 is also the 20th anniversary of the most comprehensive reform of our welfare policies to date, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act of 1996. Our social welfare policies have continued to evolve since this reform, and this plenary brings together researchers, who in both academic and policymaking roles, have been highly influential in creating and using research evidence to make welfare programs more effective. Participants include Maria Cancian, Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work and former Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and most recently, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Robert Doar, the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute a former Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration; Judy Gueron, independent scholar in residence and president emerita at MDRC and author of Fighting for Reliable Evidence; and Ronald Mincy, Professor of Social Policy and Socal Work Practice at Columbia University. Larry Mead, Professor of Politics at New York University and the author of numerous works on the politics and administration of welfare policy, will moderate the plenary.
This symposium will be held in the Jefferson Room.
Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join all your fellow APPAM attendees as we kick off the Fall Research Conference over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Attendees will have the chance to sample some of the most iconic food and beverages from the Washington D.C. Metro Area including D.C.’s half smokes, Virginia’s ham, and Maryland’s crab cakes. In addition to a full bar, there will be a selection of local craft beers to enjoy!
APPAM thanks sponsors for their contributions that make the Welcome Reception possible.
The reception will be held in the Heights Courtyard on the lobby level of the Washington Hilton.
Peter H. Rossi Award Lecture & Breakfast
Friday, 7:00 am - 8:15 am
Join your peers for the presentation of the 2016 Peter H. Rossi Award winner as well as a lecture from this year’s award recipient. The 2016 Rossi Award winners are Rudolph Penner, Ph.D., Robert Reischauer, Ph.D., and Alice Rivlin, Ph.D.
The Peter H. Rossi Award is given out every other year recognizes important contributions to the theory or practice of program evaluation. A buffet breakfast will be provided for all attendees, but space is limited and a ticket is required. Tickets are available during the online registration process.
The award event will be held in Georgetown East on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton.
Membership & Awards Luncheon
Friday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Plan to attend this popular lunch event to see the presentation of the following awards:
The luncheon will be held in the International Ballroom West on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton.
Plan to attend this popular lunch event to see the presentation of the APPAM Best Dissertation Award, International Comparative Policy Award, Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, and the Exemplar Award. After lunch, the 2016 Exemplar Award, Dr. Demetra Nightingale, US Department of Labor, winner will give a presentation. Members will also participate in the annual membership meeting.
At this time, APPAM members will formally elect the leadership to the Policy Council and discuss Association business.
A separate ticket is required for lunch, but not to attend the business meetings, and can be purchased at Registration or by contacting Meghan Grenda, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for this event are $38/each. Space is limited.
David N. Kershaw Award Lecture
Friday, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
The David N. Kershaw Award is offered every other year honors a person who, at under the age of 40, has made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy, analysis, and management. David Kershaw was the first president of Mathematica Policy Research; he died of cancer at the age of 37.
The 2016 David N. Kershaw Award Winner is Dr. Varun Rai of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Join your peers for the presentation of the 2016 David N. Kershaw Award winner as well as a features lecture from Dr. Rai. This award event will be held in Columbia 6, 8, 11, and 12 on the terrace level of the Washington Hilton.
Friday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The current president of APPAM, Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, will give the annual Presidential Address to members. This year's address theme is “Fighting Social Problems: Can Evidence-Based Policy Make a Difference?”
In addition to serving as President of APPAM, Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. From February to December of 2002 he was the senior advisor to the president for welfare policy at the White House.
This award event will be held in Columbia 6, 8, 11, and 12 on the terrace level of the Washington Hilton.
Friday, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
All conference attendees are invited to join their peers at the Presidential Reception located in the International Terrace on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.
This reception will be held in the International Terrace on the terrace level of the Washington Hilton.
Friday, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend the annual APPAM Student Mixer. The event will be an informal opportunity to network and collaborate with other student attendees. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
This mixer will be held in Georgetown East on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton.
Saturday, 7:15 am - 8:15 am
These informal discussions center on an emerging policy or management topic and are led by a moderator. Focusing around evolving research topics, participants are encouraged to provide feedback, questions, and discourse. A light breakfast will be provided for all caucus speakers and attendees.
This breakfast will be held in the Columbia Ballroom on the terrace level of the Washington Hilton.
Saturday, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join your peers in celebrating another successful APPAM Conference by attending this closing reception. Hosted jointly with Washington Center for Equitable Growth, attendees are welcome to enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they network and discuss the events of the conference.
This closing event will be held in Lincoln on the concourse level of the Washington Hilton.
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