Fall Research Conference


#2022APPAM - Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives


Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

November 17- 19, 2022  | Washington Hilton |  Washington D.C.


Conference Theme Policy Areas Call For Proposals Important Dates Code of


As our 44th annual meeting, the 2022 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 super sessions, panels, roundtables, poster presentations, and special events and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants. 


Conference Theme

Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Public policy as a field is inherently cross-disciplinary, and some of the best policy research engages perspectives from sociology, political science, psychology, economics, history, education, law, public health, medicine, business, and other disciplines. But far too often we retreat to our disciplinary silos. How can we productively incorporate multidisciplinary perspectives in policy research? What assumptions need to be challenged? What barriers need to be overcome? What types of evidence are relevant and appropriate? Under what conditions is a uni-disciplinary approach more effective than a cross-disciplinary approach? The 2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference will highlight policy research that engages multidisciplinary perspectives and will aim to identify facilitators and barriers to effective cross-disciplinary collaboration for increasing the impact of policy research.

Policy Areas

Conference sessions will be organized into policy areas. View them here. ‚Äč

Call for Proposals


View the APPAM Submissions page for more information. Submit a proposal until April 18.

Want to connect with other papers? Check out the single paper listings! 

Important Dates


Submissions Open February 2 - April 18
Program Committee Review April 18 - Mid-July
Accept/Reject Notices Late July
Online Program Posted Late July
Registration & Room Block Open Late July
#2022APPAM Conference November 17-19

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 16


Pre-Conference Workshops

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Thursday, November 17

6:30 am – 7:15 am

Morning Wellness Session *RSVP required

8:00 am – 7:00 pm

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

APPAM Communities

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Policy PhD Program Directors Meeting *Invite Only

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presidential Happy Hour

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presidential Address & Awards

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Mixer

Friday, November 18

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Morning Wellness Session *RSVP required

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 8:30 am

Membership & Awards Breakfast *RSVP required

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 9:30 am

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Institutional Representatives Meeting *Invite only

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 - 6:00 pm

Mentor Meet-Up *Invite only

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception with Posters

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up *Invite Only


Saturday, November 19

6:30 am – 7:15 am

Morning Wellness Session *RSVP required

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Poster Session and Luncheon

APPAM Code of Conduct

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


More information to come in April 2022. If you have sponsorship questions in the meantime, please email Samantha Oliver Thomason, soliver@appam.org.

Additional Questions About This Conference?

Reach out to conferencesupport@appam.org with any questions.