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#2024APPAM Fall Conference Registration


2024 Fall Conference Registration & Travel Information


Registration Hotel & Travel FAQ


Registration Information

Attendee Type Early (7/22-9/12) Regular (9/13-11/13) Onsite (11/20-11/23) 
APPAM Member Professional $420 $560 $650
APPAM Retired Member $185 $210 $285
APPAM Student Member $130 $150 $230
Non-Member $615 $750 $840


Registration discounts are available for government employees but you must have a valid government (.gov) email. Please email, from your government email to receive a 15% discount on Early and Regular registration rates. Discounts will not be offered for onsite registration. Only individuals with valid .gov email addresses are eligible for this discount. 

** Student rates are for student members only.

Hotel and Travel Information


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
(301) 965-4000

The hotel is located in National Harbor, MD, a short drive from Washington, D.C.

The group rate is $262/night + taxes/fees and will be available in late July.
Please be advised that a one-night, non-refundable deposit is required when booking a room in the APPAM block.

Cashless Policy
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center accepts credit card payments only, including front desk, food and beverage locations, retail, special events, parking, etc. Guests can convert their cash into $20 - $500 gift cards free of charge at Cash-To-Card kiosks located in the hotel lobby.

Airport Information

  • Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 8 miles (15 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is  located approximately 35 miles (60 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort.
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is located approximately 42 miles (60 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Ground Transportation

  • Parking: On-site parking is available. Guests may choose from valet or self-parking.
    Self-parking rates:
    0-1 hour $18
    1-3 hours $28
    3 hours - daily max $36
    Valet Parking rates:
    0-2 hours $40
    2 hours - daily max $59
    Rates are subject to change without notice. For a full list of parking options, please visit
  • Ridesharing & Taxis: Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are all readily available in the Washington area and can be taken from the airport to the hotel. 

Questions about registration? See the FAQ below. 

2024 Fall Research Conference Questions

Questions & Answers

Q: How is the conference theme selected, and what is its purpose?


The APPAM president-elect is the chairperson of the Program Committee and selects the theme for that year's Fall Research Conference. APPAM began the practice of selecting themes for the Fall Research Conference in 1994. The theme shapes several aspects of the conference, including the special symposia, outreach by APPAM to research on new topics, and the overall response to the Call for Proposals.

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Q: When and where is the 2024 Fall Research Conference being held?


The 2024 Fall Research Conference will be held November 21 - 23, 2024 in National Harbor, MD. There will also be governance meetings held on Wednesday, November 20. 

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Q: Do I have to register online for the conference?


All registrations in advance must be completed at Registrations can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards. 

Please note that during the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to print an invoice for your registration should you not wish to pay online. You must send that invoice, along with your payment, to the APPAM office if you choose this option. 

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Q: Where can I find the 2024 Online Program?


The online program will be available in late July 2024.

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Q: Are there any virtual sessions this year?


No, the conference is fully in-person in National Harbor, MD.

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Q: What meals are included with registration?


As of right now, the registration fee includes all sessions & special events, such as:

  • Daily exhibit hall refreshments Thursday – Saturday morning (coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare) and afternoon refreshment breaks (coffee, tea, and snacks) on Thursday & Friday (no RSVP required).
  • Thursday afternoon includes a complimentary Membership and Awards luncheon (RSVP required during registration).
  • Thursday evening includes a Presidential Address with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
  • Lunch is not provided Friday, but Friday evening includes a complimentary Poster Reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
  • Saturday afternoon includes a complimentary poster luncheon.

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