Conferences and Events


#2024APPAM Fall Research Conference Activities


We're excited to announce and highlight some #2024APPAM conference activities! These events are taking place November 21-23, 2024 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Check out the activities and events below. If you have any questions, please email

APPAM Communities Career & PhD Program Fair

Speed Mentoring

Special Events


APPAM Communities



APPAM members and conference attendees are invited to attend one of our 2024 APPAM Communities Gatherings. These get-togethers focus on shared interests or experiences, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, geographical location, methodology, innovative research topic, or research approach. The one-hour gatherings below are open to all conference attendees. 

Learn about the yearlong APPAM Communities here

Submit an APPAM Communities proposal by June 27.

Stay tuned for a full schedule of Communities Gatherings at #2024APPAM.

Career and PhD Program Fair


The APPAM Career & PhD Program Fair is back this fall! Student and job seeker attendees are invited to this complimentary event that hosts employers and PhD programs from around the world. The fair will take place on Friday, November 10 from 1:00 - 3:00pm in Potomac CD Ballroom at the Gaylord in National Harbor, Maryland. Learn more about the Career & PhD Program Fair.

Speed Mentoring

As part of the Mentor Matching Program, mentors and mentees will get together in-person at #2024APPAM. Additionally, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families will host a speed mentoring sessions for students and those just starting out in their careers who are looking to gain guidance from experienced professionals. Learn more about the Mentor Matching Program.

Mentor applications are now open! Apply to become a mentor.

Mentee applications will open in August.

Special Events

All events will take place in US Eastern Time.

Wednesday, November 20

First Timers Session
Potomac Ballroom CD - Ballroom Level
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 21

Wellness Session: Fun Run & Walk
Meeting hotel lobby - Outside Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Headshot Lounge
APPAM Exhibits - Potomac Ballroom - Ballroom Level
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Membership & Awards Lunch
Potomac CD - Ballroom Level
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presidential Address
Potomac Ballroom CD - Ballroom Level
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Post Pres Party
Potomac Ballroom - Foyer - Ballroom Level
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up (Invite Only)
National Harbor 10 - National Harbor Level
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Affiliate Receptions
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, November 22

Wellness Session: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
Location TBD
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Headshot Lounge
APPAM Exhibits - Potomac Ballroom - Ballroom Level
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellows Luncheon (Invite Only)
National Harbor 10/11 - National Harbor Level
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Career & PhD Program Fair
Potomac CD - Ballroom Level
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Seminar
Potomac 1-3 - Ballroom Level
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poster Reception
APPAM Exhibits - Potomac Ballroom - Ballroom Level
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Mixer
Potomac 1-3 - Ballroom Level
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speed Mentoring (invite only)
Potomac C - Ballroom Level
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 23

Headshot Lounge
APPAM Exhibits - Grand Hall West - Exhibit Level
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Poster Luncheon
APPAM Exhibits - Potomac Ballroom - Ballroom Level
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Questions about conference activities? Please contact