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2019 Spring Conference


2019 Spring Conference

Are We Preparing Our Students for Success?

Employment Outlooks for Policy Graduate Students

May 14 - 15, 2019
Mathematica Policy Research  |  1100 First Street NE #1200, Washington, DC

This conference brought together graduate program representatives, and academic and non-academic employers to look at the skills being taught in graduate policy programs, discuss curricula trends and assess whether these skills are what employers need in practice.  Twitter coverage of the conference can be viewed under the hashtag #APPAMSpring19 and account @APPAM_DC.



Tuesday, May 14th

Wednesday, May 15th

  • Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00
  • Opening Plenary/Keynote - Digital & Analytic Literacy to Bridge the Skills Gap: 9:00 - 10:15
  • Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Lunch: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Concurrent Sessions: 12:45 - 1:45
  • Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 - 3:00

View the full conference program here.








For questions about this conference, please contact Tara Sheehan, tsheehan@appam.org.


2019 APPAM Institutional Member Survey Results  


Prior to the 2019 Spring Institutional Representatives Meeting in Washington, DC, two surveys were sent out to APPAM Institutional Representatives to gauge the current offerings of policy doctoral programs and key skills valued by those hiring their graduates. The results presented at the meeting were eagerly received by all attendees and there were several requests to share the information after the event. The results can be found here

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