Fall Research Conference


2018 Event RSVPs


Evidence for Action:
Encouraging Innovation and Improvement

November 8 10, 2018  | Washington Marriott Wardman Park |  Washington, DC

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants.

The 2018 conference features several new events designed to bring additional value to our attendees. Please RSVP below for the wellness workout sessions and the LBGTQI Mixer. All events are free.

Thursday, November 8

Wellness Workout: Fun Run & Walk

Thursday, 6:30 am 7:30 am 
Meet in the hotel main lobby

There will be three course leaders that will run/walk at various paces to accommodate participants of all levels. Course maps will also be provided for those that prefer to run on their own. The full course is three miles through Rock Creek Park, but participants are welcome to do as much or as little as they’d like.

RSVP here.


Friday, November 9

Wellness Workout: HIIT 

Friday, 7:00 am 7:30 am 
Thurgood Marshall North - Mezz Level

Join us for a high intensity circuit workout! Define and strengthen your body in this muscle conditioning class combining cardio and strength exercises. Be prepared to work a multitude of muscle groups through a series of exercises in this 30-minute class. All fitness levels are welcome.

RSVP here.

Membership and Awards Breakfast 

Friday, 7:30 am 8:30 am 
Thurgood Marshall Southwest - Mezz Level

This new breakfast serves as the annual APPAM membership meeting. An overview of what has been going on at APPAM, a presentation of candidates for the Policy Council and a discussion of the future of APPAM will be presented. Awards being presented include the Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, PhD Dissertation Award, and the 40 for 40 Fellowship.

The following food will be provided:  
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Croissants, muffins, and cream cheese-filled bagel bites
  • Egg, spinach, and tomato frittatas
  • Grilled chicken sausage
  • Peppercorn bacon
  • Corn beef hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
  • Irish oatmeal with caramelized apples, brown sugar, butter, and toasted almonds
  • Tropical fruit and strawberry banana smoothies
  • Espresso bar
  • Coffee and tea service

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you may add the breakfast as part of the registration process. If you have already registered for the conference and did not add the breakfast, RSVP here. Please use the same email address from your conference registration.

PhD Program Fair

Friday, 12:00 pm 1:15 pm
Thurgood Marshall North - Mezz Level

The PhD Program Fair is a great opportunity for individuals interested in a PhD degree to make connections with institutions offering PhD programs. Select APPAM Institutional Members who offer a PhD program will be onsite to discuss the benefits of their programs with the registered attendees.

A light lunch will be available at this fair. While this event is free to attend, tickets for this event must be reserved through the registration process. The 2018 PhD Program Fair is open only to students not currently enrolled in a PhD program and professionals who do not hold a PhD.

If you have already registered for the conference and did not include this fair, please email Ryan Martz at rmartz@appam.org to add it.



Friday, 7:45 pm 9:15 pm
Jefferson - Mezz Level

As research on issues facing the LGBTQI communities has increased, APPAM has been consistent in supporting related sessions at the Fall Research Conference to ensure this important work is being heard.

For the first time ever, the 2018 conference features a formal LGBTQI Mixer directly following the Presidential Reception. Relax and mingle with fellow members of the LGBTQI communities as well as scholars working on these topics. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Attendance is not limited to conference attendees.

RSVP here.


Saturday, November 10


Wellness Workout: Flow Yoga


Saturday, 6:30 am 7:15 am 
Thurgood Marshall Foyer - Mezz Level

Start the final day of the conference with 45 minutes of relaxation during the morning’s flow yoga class. Mats will be provided and all levels are welcome.

RSVP here.