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General Fall Research Conference FAQ

This FAQ addresses general questions about APPAM's annual fall conference. For questions specific to the 2013 Fall Research Conference, please visit the 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.

Fall Research Conference Questions

Questions And Answers

How can I submit a proposal for the conference?

We will accept panel, roundtable, paper, and poster proposals for the conference from February 3 - April 6, 2016.  You can go directly to the submission system by clicking here or visit the submission information page on the APPAM website for more information.

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What happens to a proposal after it is submitted?

Proposals go through the following process:

Your proposal is assigned to a specific policy area, based on the primary category chosen during the submission process.

All the proposals will be supplied to the Fall Conference Program Committee for review. The committee members may recommend to the APPAM president-elect that your proposal be accepted, rejected, or modified. The president-elect makes the final decision on all proposals.

You will be notified by e-mail in mid-July about the status of your proposal for the conference. If accepted, the APPAM office will include your proposal in the preliminary and final conference programs, and send you information about your responsibilities as a conference participant.

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When will I know if my proposal submission will be included in the conference?

Accept or reject notifications will be sent to all submitters in mid-July. 

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My proposal was not accepted for inclusion in the conference - how can I participate in the conference?

The APPAM office works closely with the Program Committee to recruit chairs and discussants for panel sessions. You can volunteer to serve as chair or discussant for a particular session by emailing the APPAM office your name, affiliation, and information regarding your field of expertise.

You can also submit a caucus proposal to be included in the conference.  Caucuses are informal discussion-based sessions that begin with a moderator giving a brief introduction to a topic as well as some questions, theories, or related information to spur discussion.  Caucus proposal submission information will be available online in mid-Spring.

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When and where is the Fall Research Conference being held?

The 2019 Fall Research Conference will be held November 7-9, 2019 in Denver, CO. There will also be governance meetings and a pre-conference workshop held on Wednesday, November 6.


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Where can I find the Preliminary Program online?

The Preliminary Program for the 2019 conference can be found here.

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Where can I find sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising information for the conference?

We will have many opportunities for sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising at the conference.  Complete details are available here.

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What are the procedures for getting a visa invitation letter to travel to the Fall Conference from outside the U.S.?

APPAM will provide visa invitation letters upon request to authors accepted to present papers or to otherwise participate in sessions at the Fall Research Conference. Please note that all persons participating on the program are required to register for the conference. Other persons interested in attending the meetings must pay a non-refundable registration fee if they wish to request a visa letter. To request a visa invitation letter, please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org 

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What is the theme of this year's conference?

The theme of the 2016 conference is The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective. This theme was selected by APPAM President-Elect Carolyn Heinrich.

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What is the length of a roundtable session and a panel session?

All roundtables and panels will take place during the concurrent sessions at the conference.  Each time slot is 90 minutes. 

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Can you submit the same proposal as a single paper & as a poster? Would prefer paper, but realize poster has better odds of acceptance.

No, you will not be able to submit a paper as both a paper and a poster.  During the single paper submission process, you will be asked if you would be willing to present the paper in a poster format if it is not accepted as part of a panel.  By saying 'yes' to this option, your submission will be considered for both formats.

Please note that work submitted originally as a poster will not be considered to be presented on a panel.  If you have already submitted work as a poster but would like to be part of a panel, please withdraw your poster submission and resubmit as a single paper submission.

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Is it still the case that you cannot present more than once or just once per panel?

This is correct.  You may only be a presenting author on one panel during the conference though you may participate on additional panels as a chair or discussant.  In addition, you may also participate in any capacity on a roundtable.

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I am submitting a panel. Can a presenter also serve as the chair of the session?

No.  A presenting author may not serve as a chair or discussant for the panel on which they are presenting. 

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Will the papers presented will be published? If yes, where?

We ask all authors to submit their full papers prior to the conference, however not all are able to publicly share their work.  If an author has submitted the work, it will be located with the paper description page in the online Preliminary Program.

If you would like information on a paper that has not been submitted, please contact Tristanne Staudt (tstaudt@appam.org) and she can reach out to the author on your behalf to request the work.

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