2018 Fall Research Conference

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Evidence for Action:
Encouraging Innovation and Improvement

November 8 - 10, 2018  | Washington Marriott Wardman Park |  Washington, DC

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants.


2018 Conference Theme
Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement

The 2018 APPAM Fall Research Conference will celebrate APPAM's 40th conference on November 8 - 10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. This year's event will focus on improving programs and policies by generating and engaging with evidence throughout the policy analysis and management process.

The 2018 conference will emphasize the iterative and collaborative nature of building evidence. We aim to engage researchers, policy makers, and program leaders in thoughtful discussions about how best to collect data, capture innovation, measure impacts, and identify actionable and timely recommendations.


Call for Proposals 
Share Your Expertise at the Premiere Public Policy Conference

Proposals are now being accepted in 15 policy areas. We encourage submissions that discuss how to generate and capitalize on evidence to improve outcomes and inform decision making. We challenge applicants to consider questions like:

  • How can we leverage innovative technologies and techniques, such as rapid cycle evaluation, program dashboards, and data analytics, to improve programs?
  • What challenges do local organizations face while building and making use of evidence?
  • What does effective evidence-based policy look like at different levels of government?
  • How can researchers, policy makers, and program leaders better engage with each other?
  • What factors lead to impacts and how can these elements be extracted, shared, and applied?
  • What tools effectively assist decision making at the ground level and what are we missing?

We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be no more than 500 words; if a panel of papers is proposed, there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should be no more than 500 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. After review by the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive notification by mid-July.

Submissions are open!

Review all submission information here .

 


Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 7

Executive Committee Meeting Invite Only
Pre-Conference Workshop 11:00 am – 4:45 pm
Registration 1:00 – 7:30 pm
Policy Council Meeting Invite Only

 

Thursday, November 8

Registration 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 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
Membership & Awards Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Poster Session Happy Hour 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome Reception 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Friday, November 9

Registration 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Institutional Representatives Meeting 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Poster Session 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Concurrent Sessions 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon Invite Only
PhD Program Fair 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
JPAM Editorial Board Meeting 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presidential Address & Awards 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Presidential Reception 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBTQI Meet Up 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Student Mixer 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

 

Saturday, November 10

Registration 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Sessions 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Poster Session and Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions: Last Session Lottery 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 
 
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