Fall Research Conference


#2023APPAM - Policy that Matters


Policy that Matters: Making Public Services Work for All

November 9 - 11, 2023  | Hyatt Regency |  Atlanta, GA

Conference Theme Call for Proposals Hotel Information Important Dates Schedule at a Glance Code of
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As our 45th annual meeting, the 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, posters, student research and resource sessions, workshops, community gatherings, and special events and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants. 


Conference Theme

Policy that Matters: Making Public Services Work for All

Good policy improves lives. Specialization and professional incentives may sometimes make it easy to miss these connections. The 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference centers our focus on the impact of policy on the daily, lived experience of the public. The theme, Policy that Matters: Making Public Services Work for All, encourages us to consciously and explicitly consider how social science theories and empirical research about policy design and implementation has a direct and practical effect on the lives of people.

Our capacity to make a meaningful difference requires an ongoing willingness to examine how we perform and communicate research. In a time of disinformation and distrust it demands both rigor and relevance, and a willingness to explain to policymakers and the public how credible research matters. But it also requires a questioning of the normative assumptions that guide our research. Who do those assumptions help, and who do they exclude? How do we incrementally adjust or remake our conceptual models to be more inclusive and reflective of people’s actual experience of policy? The #2023APPAM conference provides the space to discuss these questions in Atlanta, Georgia this November 9 – 11. 

Call for Proposals

The 2023 Call for Proposals will open in early February 2023 and will run through mid-April 2023. Please check back here for the submission link.

More information on the APPAM Call for Proposals process and submission types can be found here.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone: (404) 577-1234
The APPAM Room Block will open with registration in late July 2023. 
Submissions Open February 1 - April 12, 2023
Program Committee Review Mid-April - Mid-July 2023
Accept/Reject Notices Late July 2023
Online Program Posted Late July 2023
Registration & Room Block Open Late July 2023
#2023APPAM Conference November 9-11, 2023


Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 8

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Thursday, November 9

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Fun Run/Walk *RSVP required

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Membership & Awards Lunch *RSVP required

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presidential Happy Hour

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Presidential Address & Awards

7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up *Invite only

7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Mentor Meet-Up *Invite only

7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Affiliate Receptions

Friday, November 10

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 8:00 am 

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout *RSVP required

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Institutional Representatives Meeting *Invite only

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon *Invite only

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

PhD Program Fair *RSVP required

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Poster Reception

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Student Mixer


Saturday, November 11

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Poster Luncheon


Participation in APPAM’s Fall Conference is dictated by adherence to the APPAM Code of Conduct. All attendees are given the opportunity to read the code and agree to abide by it as a condition for registration. The full code can be found here


Looking to sponsor #2023APPAM? Sponsorships will open in early April 2023 so please check back soon.

If you have sponsorship questions in the meantime, please email conferencesupport@appam.org.

Additional Questions About This Conference?

A detailed FAQ page will be available in winter 2023. In the meantime, please reach out to conferencesupport@appam.org with questions.