Policymaking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels
November 21 - 23, 2024 | Gaylord | National Harbor, MD
As our 46th annual meeting, the 2024 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 special events, panels, cross-cutting and single track roundtables, workshops, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants.
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Important Dates to Remember
|Accept/Reject Notifications Sent
|Late July 2024
|2024 Fall Research Conference
Proposal Submission Information
The following submission types will be solicited in the conference’s 15 policy areas:
Panel: Panels include a session organizer, chair, one to two discussants, and three to four papers. Panels with four papers are encouraged to have two discussants. Presenting authors may not serve as the chair or discussant on the same panel. Individuals may present on up to two panels throughout the conference, though they may serve as a chair or discussant unlimited times.
Poster: Poster submissions are single paper proposals that are presented in a poster format. Presenters will be asked to discuss their work and answer questions during one of two poster sessions.
Roundtable: Roundtables do not include papers, but rather feature speakers who will discuss a topic from varying perspectives and draw the audience into a discussion on the topic. Roundtable proposals should include up to four speakers plus a moderator. The moderator cannot also be a speaker in the same session.
Cross-Cutting Roundtable: New in 2024! Cross-cutting roundtables should involve various policy areas, interest topics, research methods, and/or fields. Roundtables should be interdisciplinary, timely, and broadly appealing to the diverse APPAM audience. Ideally, roundtable participants come from various backgrounds and sectors in order to provide unique perspectives. These roundtables will be reviewed by a special program committee and there will be one cross-cutting roundtable per timeslot this fall. View an example here.
Single Papers: Single papers are proposals that will later be combined with other single papers to be presented as cohesive panel sessions around a single topic.
Student Research: APPAM is pleased to once again accept student research paper submissions at the Fall Conference. Submitted research must have been conducted by a current student or recent graduate student. Student research submissions will be combined to form a cohesive panel with four student research papers, a chair, and up to two discussants. These sessions will take place throughout the conference.
Workshops: APPAM is seeking workshop proposals that will take place during regular conference programming over a traditional 90-minute or an extended 180-minute timeslot. Workshops should be interdisciplinary, hands-on and interactive, or focused on a special interest or skill training topic. Workshop proposals must include one moderator/facilitator and up to four speakers.
APPAM will open a separate Call for Proposals for Communities and Late-Breaking Roundtables later this year.
Here are a few helpful tips:
Submissions that demonstrate diversity in terms of organizational affiliations, professional roles, race/ethnicity, content, author/participant backgrounds and/or ideology & methodology - through questionnaire answers - will be prioritized in the review process.
Individuals may only serve as a presenting author on two panels throughout the conference, though they may serve in other roles unlimited times.
Individuals may not serve as a chair or discussant for a panel on which they are also presenting a paper.
The final phase of the acceptance process will specifically entail vetting submissions for the aforementioned types of diversity and multidisciplinary perspectives
Fully formed panels have a higher acceptance rate. Single paper listings will be listed and updated weekly starting the week of February 13.
The APPAM Conference User Portal will be your access point for all your submissions and sessions you are part of for the 2024 APPAM Fall Research Conference. Please make sure that you use the same email address for all associated roles, such as presenting author, session chair, or moderator. With this portal, you can view and modify all your abstract submissions and associated roles in one place.
To view your submission or any that you are associated with, log into APPAM's User Gateway
Questions about the conference should continue to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.