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The annual APPAM Convention is a gathering of accomplished scholars, practitioners, and students with a goal of disseminating and cross-pollinating cutting-edge research in relevant public policy topics. If you are interested in learning about and presenting your research on public policy topics, it is a must-go conference. Count me in!

~Abe Song,PhD Student, George Mason University

2018 Fall Research Conference Event RSVP's



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.

The 2018 conference features several new events designed to bring additional value to our attendees. Please RSVP below for the wellness workout sessions and the LBGTQI Mixer. All events are free.

Thursday, November 8

Wellness Workout: Fun Run & Walk

Thursday, 6:30 am 7:30 am 
Meet in the hotel main lobby

There will be three course leaders that will run/walk at various paces to accommodate participants of all levels. Course maps will also be provided for those that prefer to run on their own. The full course is three miles through Rock Creek Park, but participants are welcome to do as much or as little as they’d like.

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Friday, November 9

Wellness Workout: HIIT 

Friday, 7:00 am 7:30 am 
Thurgood Marshall North - Mezz Level

Join us for a high intensity circuit workout! Define and strengthen your body in this muscle conditioning class combining cardio and strength exercises. Be prepared to work a multitude of muscle groups through a series of exercises in this 30-minute class. All fitness levels are welcome.

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Membership and Awards Breakfast 

Friday, 7:30 am 8:30 am 
Lincoln 4 - Exhibit Level

This new breakfast serves as the annual APPAM membership meeting. An overview of what has been going on at APPAM, a presentation of candidates for the Policy Council and a discussion of the future of APPAM will be presented. Awards being presented include the Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, PhD Dissertation Award, and the 40 for 40 Fellowship.

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Friday, 7:45 pm 9:15 pm
Taft - Mezz Level

As research on issues facing the LGBTQI communities has increased, APPAM has been consistent in supporting related sessions at the Fall Research Conference to ensure this important work is being heard.

For the first time ever, the 2018 conference features a formal LGBTQI Mixer directly following the Presidential Reception. Relax and mingle with fellow members of the LGBTQI communities as well as scholars working on these topics. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Attendance is not limited to conference attendees.

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Saturday, November 10

Wellness Workout: Flow Yoga

Saturday, 6:30 am 7:15 am 
Thurgood Marshall North - Mezz Level

Start the final day of the conference with 45 minutes of relaxation during the morning’s flow yoga class. Mats will be provided and all levels are welcome.

RSVP here.

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