International Conferences

The APPAM International Research Conference was developed in an attempt to focus on a specific policy concern shared by many countries, bringing global research and administrations together. The local partners of the host country, in conjunction with APPAM staff and committees, provide the setting for the sharing of comparative research.
The APPM International Research Conferences attract the best researchers from around the world and covers topical issues in the public policy community. The next conference, “Public Policy and Governance Beyond Borders," is in Brussels, Belgium and will take place in July 13 - 14, 2017. Visit the 2017 International Conference page for more information about this event.

RFP for Future International Conferences

APPAM is currently seeking proposals for the 2018 or 2019 international conference that follow a structure similar to the 2016 and 2017 conferences. Proposals for future international conferences should include the following:
  • One or two institutional conference co-hosts. The co-host(s) must be an institutional APPAM member and either have an international campus or have a relationship with an international school that can host and help plan the conference, i.e. a local host institution.

  • A chair and co-chair from the institutional co-host institution(s), willing to help develop a theme for the conference, determine the best timing and dates for the conference, select a Program Committee for reviewing submissions, program the plenary sessions and find speakers and secure chairs and discussants for the sessions (along with the Program Committee). The chair and co-chair should also be willing to attend to all the other details to make sure the conference appeals to the largest number of attendees.

  • The institutional co-host(s) should also be willing to provide nominal financial support for the conference; usually this means sponsoring a reception.

More information about the RFP, including submission guidelines, can be found here.
Please note in your proposal which year you are interested in hosting or if you are interested in potentially hosting either year. If you submitted a proposal for the 2017 conference and would like to resubmit that proposal, please feel free to do that. All inquiries and submissions should be directed to Tara Sheehan.

Improving the Quality of Public Services: A Multinational Conference on Public Management; June 2011, Moscow, Russia

Migration: A World in Motion: A Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy; February 2010, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Environmental Policy: A Multinational Conference on Policy Analysis and Teaching Methods; June 2009, Seoul, South Korea

Asian Social Protection in Comparative Perspective; January 2009, Singapore

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