Member Forums


Upcoming Institutional Member Forum

At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

Mathematica_Anniverary_Logo_4_color2018 Institutional Member Forum
September 13, 2018 | Luncheon (Exact time TBD) | Mathematica Policy Research

Initially, many established social science researchers scoffed at the idea that their computer science colleagues could find meaningful ways to harness big data for public good, but more and more data scientists are doing just that. This discussion will focus on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

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Immediate Past Institutional Member Forum

State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis

Duke_SanfordVertical_RGBlogo2018 Institutional Member Forum
May 1, 2018 | 10:30 am – 4:00 pm | Duke University

In the vein of continuing the dialogue around evidence-based policymaking discussed at last spring’s APPAM Institutional Member Forum, Duke Policy Bridge at the Sanford School of Public Policy hosted a topical forum focusing the bridging research and policy discussion around the prevailing national issue of opioid addiction.

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Host a Future Institutional Member Forums

Institutional Member Forums were created to help better connect the worlds of research and policy. APPAM is requesting proposals from its institutional members to host future forums. Both the host and APPAM would jointly determine the topic of the forum. The forums/webinars will be free of charge to attendees/participants. 

The host would be responsible for creating the content for the forum (once both parties have agreed upon a theme), all forum schedules and deadlines, soliciting all speakers, securing meeting space for the forum, providing any AV equipment that is necessary to stage the forum, providing for meals and refreshments, printing of name badges for forum attendees and for providing any materials necessary for attendees during the course of the forum. The host shall also commit to promoting the forum, and providing APPAM with a contact list for promotion and for working with APPAM to create a plan for hosting the forum as a simultaneous webinar. The webinar would be featured prominently on APPAM’s website and be offered after the forum as member’s only content.  

APPAM will be responsible for disseminating and posting information about the forum, including but not limited to: announcement of the request for proposals, announcement of the agreed upon co-sponsor, date, location and topic, operation of the online registration system, promotion of registration to its members and networks, publishing of information about hotel and travel arrangements, if necessary, and providing a list of attendees. APPAM shall provide the software necessary for hosting the forum as a webinar. APPAM also shall be the primary point of contact for all forum participants.

Both APPAM and the institutional host will be referred to as co-sponsors of the forum.  

Proposals will only be accepted from institutional members in good standing. APPAM’s goal is to have four to six forums a year and RFP’s will be accepted on a rolling basis. A proposal should include the following:

  • Topic suggestions
  • Location suggestions, including capacity threshold for in person attendance
  • Suggested date/time
  • Plan for providing audio-visual and refreshments
  • Proposed plan for offering the forum as a simultaneous webinar

**Proposals incorporating practitioners as speakers or participants in a forum are strongly encouraged.**

If you are submitting a proposal for a future forum, you can do so at any time. Please send the proposal via e-mail to Tara Sheehan, Executive Director, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. 

Download full proposal guidelines (PDF format)

Previous Member Forums

Bridging Research and Policy: What Universities Can and Should Do (Feb 2017)

The Future of Applying Behavioral Science to Social Policy (Dec 2016)

Rethinking US Food Assistance Policy (Feb 2016)

Social Experiments in Practice: The Why, When, Where, and How of Experimental Design & Analysis (April 2014)

Mexico-U.S. Migration: Past, Present, and Future Trends (November 2013)

The Obama Preschool Initiative: A Conversation with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (May 2013)

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