Fall Research Conference


2015 Registration

37th Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference

November 12 - 14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida

Registration is now closed.  
You may register onsite in Miami during the registration hours below:

Wednesday, November 11th: 3:00 - 5:00pm

Thursday, November 12th: 8:00 - 4:30pm

Friday, November 13th: 7:00 - 4:30pm 

Saturday, November 14th: 7:00 - 12:00pm 


Registration includes access to all sessions, continental breakfast each day, refreshments breaks each day, receptions each evening, lunch on Thursday and Saturday, and all other non-ticketed conference activities. A Schedule at a Glance is available online and the more detailed Preliminary Program will be available soon.

You will have the opportunity during the registration process to include the below conference add-ons to your registration. While not all of these events have a cost associated with them, they do require an RSVP to attend. If you have already registered and would like to add-on one of these events, please contact Meghan Grenda, mgrenda@appam.org to modify your registration. Click here for registration add-ons information.

  • Big Data and Public Policy Workshop ($45 member/$65 non-member)
  • APPAM Membership and Awards Lunch ($32)


Registration Type

Early Registration
(7/15 - 10/2)

Regular Registration
(10/3 - 11/6)
Government Rate
(7/15 - 11/6)
Onsite Registration
(11/11 - 11/14)
APPAM member $330 $445 15% discount $510
Non-member $475 $590 15% discount $660
Student member $105 $130 N/A $195



In order to receive member pricing, you must be a current individual APPAM member in good standing. If you need to renew your membership, you must renew your membership first, including payment, before registering for the conference or you will not receive the member price. If you're not sure of your member status or need assistance with renewal/joining APPAM, please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org

If you wish to register as a student for the Fall Research Conference, you must first join APPAM as a student member. The cost of an APPAM student membership is $40 and can be purchased here or onsite.

APPAM will once again offer a discounted registration rate for government employees. Any local, state, or federal employee with a valid .gov email address is eligible to receive a 15% discount off the current registration rate. To receive this discount, please contract Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org for a promotional code to use during the online registration process.  This discount will only be offered on pre-registrations (7/15 - 11/6), and will not be offered for onsite registrations.

Registrations can be cancelled and refunded until September 30th, minus a $30 administration fee.  After September 30th, no refunds will be given for cancelled registrations. 

Onsite Registration Information

The Registration Booth is located in the Hyatt Regency Miami on the Lobby Level and will be open during the following hours:

Day Hours Open
Wednesday, 11/11 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11/12 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 11/13 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 11/14 7:00 am - noon



Registrations can be made using domestic checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express cards. We cannot accept foreign money orders or bank transfers from individuals. Please note that during the registration process, you will be given opportunity to print an invoice for your registration.

Everyone presenting a paper or poster, taking part in a roundtable or acting as a chair or discussant must register and pay for the conference. APPAM requires everyone presenting papers on panels to register by Friday, September 30. APPAM reserves the right to remove/replace papers from the conference if panelists do not register by this date.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org.

Registration Add-Ons

Big Data and Public Policy Workshop

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Members $45 & Non-Members $65

Click here for more workshop information.

Membership & Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 13, 2015  
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  

Members & Non-Members: $32

Join fellow members for the annual APPAM membership meeting and support your colleagues as various awards are presented to the 2015 winners including: Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, Thomas S. Dee, Stanford University and James H. Wyckoff, University of Virginia; Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Manasi Deshpande, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Exemplar Award. After lunch, hear the Exemplar Award winner Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Madison give give her lecture, Managing Big Public Institutions: Stories from the Front Lines.

A separate ticket is required for lunch (but not to attend the business meeting) and can be purchased during the registration process and at the onsite Registration desk until 11:45 am on Friday, 11/13.