2017 APPAM International Conference



We are living in a time when the boundaries of public policy increasingly do not align with the territorial boundaries of countries, and researchers and policymakers are prompted to work within regional, multi-governmental, and international policy spaces. Key arenas of public policy, such as foreign policy and peace building, migration and refugees, social protection and development, health, education and employment, and innovation, to name just a few, require us to think beyond and across borders, discover synergies, and confront tensions. To address these key public policy issues, APPAM is pleased to announce that the 2017 International Conference will be held July 13 &14 in Brussels, Belgium.
This international conference, held in the capital of Europe’s political project, invites researchers, analysts, and policymakers to critically reflect on their experiences of working on issues of public policy and governance beyond borders. The event is sponsored by MGSoG / UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University) and Syracuse University. The theme of the 2017 International Conference will be “Public Policy and Governance Beyond Borders.” The conference will focus on the policy areas listed here.

Submission and Schedule Information

The submission period for the 2017 International Conference is now closed. Questions about the submission process may be directed to Tristanne Staudt.

To view the Schedule at a Glance, please visit the dedicated webpage.

Important Dates to Remember

Late March: Accept/Reject Notifications Sent
April 3: Registration Opens
April 3: Preliminary Program goes live
April 21: Speaker Confirmation Deadline
May 17: Last day to make edits to sessions/papers
July 13-14: 2017 APPAM International Conference 

crowne-plaza-brusselsTravel, Lodging, and Visa Information

The 2017 International Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace.
APPAM has a room block available for Wednesday, July 12 – Friday, July 14.
The room rate is 95 Euros.
To reserve a room in the APPAM room block, please use this link.
If you require a visa letter or have any questions about visas for the conference, please contact Meghan Grenda.

Registration Information

Registration will open in early April. Prices below are in USD.
Attendee Type Early (4/3 - 5/15) Regular (5/16 - 7/6) Onsite (7/7 - 7/14)
APPAM Member $300 $400 $450
Non-Member $350 $450 $500
Student Member $135 $160 $185


Registration for the 2017 International Conference includes the following each day:

  • Light breakfast including coffee, tea, juice, mini pastries, cereal bars & fruit
  • AM coffee break featuring light refreshments
  • Lunch buffet including soup, salad, sandwiches, desserts
  • PM coffee break featuring light refreshments
  • Evening reception with beer, wine, and light snacks

Student Fellowships Available

_DSC4015UNU-MERIT is offering a scholarship that will enable up to four (Masters or Ph.D.) students from developing and transition countries to attend the 2017 International Conference. In particular, UNU-MERIT will pay for the international component of the student’s travel costs (international travel), while the student themselves would have to fund their internal travel, accommodation in Brussels, and other out-of-pocket expenses. APPAM will also waive the conference registration fee. For more information about the scholarship opportunity, please visit the dedicated webpage.


Sponsorship Opportunities

There is one sponsorship option for the 2017 International Conference. To secure a sponsorship, please contact Tristanne Staudt.
General Sponsorship - Ten Available
  • $1,000 for APPAM Members; $1,300 for Non-Members
    • This general sponsorship includes a 6' table at the conference for distribution of materials, acknowledgment of sponsorship in the printed program and on conference signage, and a digital ad on the conference webpage.
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