2020 Fall Conference

#2020APPAM Virtual Fall Conference Registration Open

The 2020 Fall Research Conference is fully virtual this year, with substantially reduced registration rates. Register now!

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Introducing the 2020 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellows

Find out who our 20 Fellows are, and how the Fellowship is different during the Virtual Fall Conference

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Northwestern University's Kirabo Jackson awarded 2020 Kershaw Prize

The award seeks to recognize original contributions to research-based knowledge that have advanced the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. Dr. Jackson will be honored at the 2020 APPAM Fall Research Conference

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Institutional Member Forum on Social Programs Evaluation (8/18)

Join APPAM and Westat on August 18, for our "Leverage Points for Stronger, More Informative Impact Evaluations of Social Programs" Forum

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Introducing A New Podcast from APPAM

The "Let's Grab a Coffee" Podcast, spearheaded by the Student Activities Committee highlights the person behind the research. Episode 1, out now!

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APPAM 2020 Virtual Professional Development Series

2020 Virtual Professional Development Series

Learn more about APPAM's brand new Professional Development Series, spanning several months, with dozens of panelists and issues

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2020 U.S. Census Webinar

Watch the recording of APPAM's webinar on the 2020 U.S. Census.

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APPAM COVID-19 Research Collaboration Conference

APPAM COVID-19 Research Collaboration Conference

As an extension of the Hub, hosted an online conference on May 28th, designed to bring together researchers who are currently conducting research on the pandemic. Videos now available

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Student Research Online Seminar Series

Top-rated previously peer-reviewed papers have been chosen to highlight the most popular policy areas that our student members research. The weekly seminars were lead by a discussant over the month of May. Videos now available!

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APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub

Join the APPAM Resources, Data, and Research Collaboration Hub, created to bring together APPAM members, researchers and practitioners, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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APPAM Mission

APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

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APPAM formally was created at a May 1979 conference at Duke University by representatives of 15 policy schools and research institutes. Within a few years, APPAM evolved into a unique association of both individual and institutional members with an elected leadership and Policy Council (the Association's board of directors). The first APPAM Fall Research Conference occurred in 1979 in Chicago.


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The annual APPAM Conference 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