2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference

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Rising to the Challenge:
Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence

November 7 - 9, 2019  | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel |  Denver, CO

 

As our 41st annual meeting, the APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues.  The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.  We hope that the theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.  

This conversation will take place across 300+ educational programs in a variety of formats, including panels, roundtables, poster presentations, super sessions and special events.  Read our interview with APPAM President-Elect Maria Cancian for more about the role that diversity will play in the conference.    

 

 

Registration Preliminary
Program & Mobile App
Hotel & Travel Code of
Conduct
Schedule at
a Glance
FAQ

 

Preliminary Program and Mobile App

The online prelminary program is now available!  It is the best way to prepare for the conference as it includes the details for all 300+ sessions and events at the conference.  

 

The APPAM Fall Research Conference mobile app will once again be available to all attendees. Whether you use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, this handy application can help you keep track of your schedule, network with fellow attendees both near and far, find presenters and papers at a touch, and utilize social media to enhance your experience.
 
The #2019APPAM app is live. It is a multi-year application, which means that if you already have last year's app, simply open it and update it, and you should be taken to this year's version. The app is available both for Android and iOS devices.
 

 

View the Preliminary Program Here

 

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Registration Information


 

 

Attendee Type Early (7/15 - 9/27) Regular (9/28 - (10/28)  Onsite (11/6 - 11/9)
APPAM Member Professional $365 $485 $560
Non-Member Professional $530 $650 $725
APPAM Retired Member $160 $180 $245
APPAM Student Member $110 $130 $195
 
Registration discounts are available for government employees but you must have a valid government (.gov) email.  Please email registration@appam.org, from your government email to receive a 15% discount on Early and Regular registration rates.  Discounts will not be offered for onsite registration.  Only individuals with valid .gov email addresses are eligible for this discount. **Registrations may be cancelled before September 30th, less a $35 administrative fee.  After September 30th, no refunds will be granted.** 

Registration online is closed. You can register on-site starting Wednesday 11/6
 
Need help with registration?  View our Registration How-To Guide or email registration@appam.org.

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Hotel and Travel Information


Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
 
1
550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado  80202
(303) 893-333

The hotel is just minutes walking from the American Museum of Western Art, the Denver Pavillions for shopping, and the Molly Brown House Museum. 

Our room block for the conference will open in mid-July.  Rooms will be available at the rate of $209/night plus applicable taxes and fees.  This rate will be available until October 18, 2019.

A one-night non-refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking. Click here to reserve a room.

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Airport Information

Attendees should plan to use the Denver International Airport (DEN) when traveling to the conference.  

 

Ground Transportation

  • Driving & Rideshare
    The airport is located about 26 miles or a 50 minutes drive from the downtown area.  You can find driving directions here.  Those wishing to rent a car may do so with most major rental companies at the Denver Airport.  Additionally, Enterprise is located in the conference hotel while Budget and Hertz have locations nearby. 

The Sheraton Denver Downtown offers parking rates of $41/day for self-park and $49/day for valet.

Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are all readily available in the Denver area.
 

  • Rail Service
    The Regional Transportation District offers rail service from the Denver Airport to various stops in the city, including the downtown area.  Attendees wishing to use this service can find fare estiamtes and purchase mobile tickets in advance by visiting this site.  Directions form the airport to the conference hotel via rail are as follows:
  • Board the A Line train at Denver Airport Station towards Union Station
  • Get off at the 6th stop - Union Station (approximately 38 minutes)
  • Walk 0.1 miles to the free MallRide Civic Center Station - 16th Street Mall & Wynkoop Street
  • Take the MallRide trolley 14 stops to 16th Street Mall & Court Place (approximately 12 minutes)
  • Arrive at Sheraton Denver Downtown - 1550 Court Place

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APPAM Code of Conduct

Participation in APPAM’s Fall Conference is dictated by adherence to the APPAM Code of Conduct. All attendees were given the opportunity to read the code and agree to abide by it as a condition for registration. The full code can be found here

The Code of Conduct Committee for 2019 is the APPAM Executive Director (Tara Sheehan, tsheehan@appam.org), President (Matt Stagner, mstagner@mathematica-mpr.com), President-Elect (Maria Cancian, mcancian@georgetown.edu) and a member selected by the Policy Council. That member is Lucie Schmidt (lschmidt@williams.edu). The committee is chaired by Maria Cancian. 

 

APPAM has engaged an external consultant for the purposes of collecting reports and advising the Code of Conduct Committee. The external consultant is Mary Davis and she can be reached by email, mdavis2856@comcast.net. Should a report need to submitted, please refer to the code for instructions on how to do that or reach out to anyone on the Code of Conduct Committee or Mary Davis.

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Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 6th

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop 

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration
3:00 pm -  6:00 pm Pre-Conference Training for New Professionals

Thursday, November 7th

6:30 am - 7:30 am Morning Wellness Session: Fun Run & Walk
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

7:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome Breakfast, sponsored by University of Colorado Denver and University of Denver
SOLD OUT
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 5:00 pm APPAM Communities
8:30 am - 5:15 pm Innovation Lounge Discussions
8:30 am - 10:00 am Policy PhD Program Directors Meeting
8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Opening Lunch, How Migration is Changing the World
limited amount of tickets available onsite ($38/ticket)
check preferred, credit card and cash accepted
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mentor Meet-Up (invite only)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception with Posters
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up (invite only)

Friday, November 8th 

7:00 am – 7:30 am Morning Wellness Session: HIIT Workout
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am Membership & Awards Breakfast
SOLD OUT
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall
8:30 am – 4:15 pm Innovation Lounge Discussions
8:30 am – 4:45 pm APPAM Communities
8:30 am – 9:30 am Institutional Representatives Meeting (invite only)
8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Equity & Inclusion Luncheon (invite only)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Gentrification Field Trip
SOLD OUT
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm PhD Program Fair
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm JPAM Editorial Board Meeting (invite only)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Presidential Address & Awards Happy Hour
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Spencer Foundation Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Student Mixer
Saturday, November 9th 
6:30 am – 7:15 am Morning Wellness Session: Flow Yoga
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast - Exhibit Hall
8:30 am – 4:15 pm Innovation Lounge Discussions
8:30 am – 4:45 pm APPAM Communities
8:30 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Poster Session and Luncheon
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions: Last Session Lottery

 

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Additional Questions About This Conference?

Feel free to review the FAQs below or contact Tristanne Staudt at tstaudt@appam.org.  

Fall Conference FAQ 2019+ Questions

Questions And Answers

When is the 2019 Fall Research Conference?

The 2019 Fall Research Conference will be held Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9, in Denver, CO. Association governance meetings and a pre-conference workshop will occur on Wednesday, November 6. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.  

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What is the theme for the 2019 Fall Research Conference?

The theme for this year's conference is Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence. The theme was selected by APPAM President-elect Maria Cancian.

As our 41st annual meeting, the APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues.  The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.  We hope that the theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides. 

This conversation will take place across 300+ educational programs in a variety of formats, including panels, roundtables, poster presentations, super sessions and special events.  

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How many sessions will be at the conference this year?

There will be just over 300 sessions at the conference this year, plus a number of special events including policy area super sessions, receptions, lunches, and networking mixers.

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How does APPAM determine how many sessions to schedule for each topic area in the Fall Research Conference?

The Program Committee is given a budget for policy area sessions that is based on the proportion of policy area submissions to the overall number of submissions received. The APPAM president-elect makes the final determination of how many sessions there will be in each area based on recommendations from the Program Committee. There are almost always constraints within the hotel or convention center for space and these constraints dictate the overall number of sessions that APPAM can accept. Quality of the sessions always is the first and foremost criterion. APPAM prefers that each area have a minimum number of sessions each year and that there be a large number of areas represented. Otherwise, the conference will not offer a worthwhile professional meeting to persons interested in those topics. APPAM prefers that any area with more sessions than there are unique time slots have sufficiently diverse panels to allow two be scheduled opposite each other at one time without diluting their audience. The Program Committee often seeks to combine similar panels into a single session given the time constraints and high demand for participation.

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What policy areas will be represented at the conference?

There will be 15 policy areas represented at the conference. You can find all the areas along with descriptions on the Policy Areas page of the website.

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When can I register for the conference?

Online registration for the Fall Research Conference will open July 15, 2019.  Onsite registration is also available.

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Do I have to register online for the conference?

All registrations in advance must be completed at APPAM.org. Registrations can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards. Domestic checks can be mailed to the APPAM office at 1100 Vermont Ave NW, Suite #650, Washington, DC 20005. We cannot accept foreign money orders or bank transfers from individuals. Please note that during the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to print an invoice for your registration. You must send that invoice, along with your payment, to the APPAM office. 

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Do all attendees need to register for the conference?

Yes, all attendees must register for the Fall Research Conference, regardless of whether they are participating in sessions and events. 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 September 27. APPAM reserves the right to remove/replace papers from the conference if panelists do not register by this date.

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Does APPAM offer registration discounts for conference participants?

No. APPAM members are very active in our conference, with 75% of attendees fulfilling at least one role as a participant. As such, we do not offer participant discounts.

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Is there a government discount rate for the Fall Conference?

APPAM offers a 15% registration discount for all government employees. To take advantage of this rate, you must have a .gov email address. Contact Ryan Martz, rmartz@appam.org, for a special registration code and further information. 

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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 before a visa invitation is given. 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 Ryan Martz, rmartz@appam.org

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For posters to be presented on Thursday evening, what dimensions do you recommend?

Great question!  The poster boards will be 4 feet tall x 8 feet wide.  We encourage posters to fill the full space, but it is not required.  You can find examples of past posters as well as additional information in the Poster Guidelines.

 

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Does APPAM have a Code of Conduct?

Participation in APPAM’s Fall Conference is dictated by adherence to the APPAM Code of Conduct. All attendees were given the opportunity to read the code and agree to abide by it as a condition for registration. The full code can be found here

The Code of Conduct Committee for 2019 is the APPAM Executive Director (Tara Sheehan, tsheehan@appam.org), President (Matt Stagner, mstagner@mathematica-mpr.com), President-Elect (Maria Cancian, mcancian@georgetown.edu) and a member selected by the Policy Council. That member is Lucie Schmidt (lschmidt@williams.edu). The committee is chaired by Maria Cancian. 

APPAM has engaged an external consultant for the purposes of collecting reports and advising the Code of Conduct Committee. The external consultant is Mary Davis and she can be reached by email, mdavis2856@comcast.net. Should a report need to submitted, please refer to the code for instructions on how to do that or reach out to anyone on the Code of Conduct Committee or Mary Davis.

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What meals are included in my conference registration?

  • Thursday Welcome Breakfast – complimentary, but sold out
  • Thursday Morning Coffee – 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday Opening Luncheon –  $38/ticket with limited tickets available onsite. Check preferred, credit card and cash accepted.
  • Thursday Afternoon Refreshments – 3:00 PM in the exhibit hall (coffee only on Tower Terrace & Tower Majestic)
  • Friday Membership & Awards Breakfast – complimentary, but sold out
  • Friday Morning Coffee – 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday Afternoon Refreshments – 2:45 PM in the exhibit hall (coffee only on Tower Terrace & Tower Majestic)
  • Saturday Continental Breakfast – Light continental breakfast in the exhibit hall at 8 AM (mentioned below)
  • Saturday Poster Luncheon – Complimentary, but ticket required. You can obtain a ticket by speaking with a poster presenter or an exhibitor during this event.
  • Friday Afternoon Coffee – 2:45 PM in Plaza Building, Concourse Level; Tower Building, Terrace Level; Tower Building, Majestic Level

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