Great Expectations: Moving Towards the Fall Conference
April 23, 2013 08:30 AM
Thanks to all who have submitted proposals for the 2013 Fall Research Conference. We have over 1,800 submissions--a record! From a preliminary review of the proposals, you can rest assured that the conference will be offering you insightful, thought-provoking sessions, where you can learn about cutting edge research endeavors and their impact on policymakers at the state, local and federal level.
We continue to work on our symposium line-up: recognizing the 40th anniversary of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, highlighting exemplars of academic-government partnerships jointly building research and policy outcomes, and inviting key national leaders to discuss how they digest and use academic research in real-time.
The pre-conference workshop focusing on Ph.D. students is shaping up as well. Volunteer Ph.D. students have assumed responsibility for designing the workshop and are crafting sessions that addresses some of their professional needs, including: how to apply for grants and fellowships, how to enhance their chances of getting published, and how to identify career opportunities outside of academia. They also are working on ways to help enhance their professional networks through exposure to APPAM members who can serve as commentators on their research and as mentors as they launch their careers. Thanks to all of the deans who have alerted their Ph.D. students of this opportunity.
That is it for now. I am confident we have achieved our primary aim of engaging the wider APPAM community in a deeper thinking of how to make inroads into a more practical application of our research. I look forward to further debate and discussion around these issues at the conference. We have exciting things in store.
Stay tuned for more information on how the final program is shaping up.
All the best,
Angela Evans, APPAM President-elect
View Angela's latest video blog on the progress of conference programming.