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Our Conference Theme Emphasizes the Need to Use Research and Evidence at Every Stage of the Policy Process | APPAM Leadership Blog Series

For me, fall is a refreshing season of new beginnings. Our member universities are back in full swing, students are launching into their research for the academic year, and the fall conference is just around the corner. I am proud of our conference theme this year, Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement. The programming emphasizes the need to use research and evidence at every stage of the policy process.

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Volunteers Still Needed for 2014 Fall Conference

September 29, 2014 10:00 AM

APPAM is looking for a few more student volunteers to assist the Association staff during this year's Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Duties would include:

  • Attending various programs, symposia, panels, and other events, and summarizing them in a short article or video for the website.
  • Monitoring, engaging, and participating with the public and membership through social media.
  • Operating/conducting video/audio interviews of member participants.
  • Other duties as needed by Association staff.

The ideal volunteer candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Be a public policy student or a young professional recently graduated (less than 6 months from their graduation date)
  • Have some writing experience. Editing and photography experience is a plus.
  • Possess an outgoing personality and willingness to engage members with respect and courtesy.
  • Social media experience is not required; but you should have a clean/respectable social presence online in order for those skills to be used.

For more detailed information, download and review the Volunteer Guidelines [PDF] for this year's conference. Please send your intent to volunteer to Ben H. Rome by October 5, 2014.

Volunteers will be compensated for their time with free registration to the conference, reimbursement for one or more hotel nights, and access to hotel Wi-Fi. (Hotel reimbursement is conditional based on certain requirements, which are found in the guidelines.) APPAM is unable to provide compensation for travel or incidental charges.
If you have questions about this opportunity or wish to sign up, please contact Ben H. Rome before October 5, 2014.


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