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 Online Program Hotel Information Schedule at a Glance 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.

Online Program

View sessions, events and other activity descriptions and times for this year's conference using our Online Program. 


*Submission notices went out via email on Tuesday, July 26. Please check your spam/junk folder or contact conferencesupport@appam.org if you did not receive it. 

Hotel Information

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington D.C., 20009
(202) 483-3000

The hotel is located near DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan in downtown Washington D.C.

Our room block for the conference is open and available at the rate of $259/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Please be advised that a one night, non-refundable deposit is required when booking a room in the APPAM room block.

The room block closes October 25.


Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, November 16

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Thursday, November 17

6:00 am – 7:00 am

Fun Run/Walk *RSVP required

7:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Membership & Awards Lunch *RSVP required

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Policy PhD Program Directors Meeting *Tentative/Invite Only

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presidential Happy Hour

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presidential Address & Awards

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Post-Pres Party

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up *Invite only

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mentor Meet-Up *Invite only

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Affiliate Receptions

Friday, November 18

7:00 am – 7:30 am

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout *RSVP required

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


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 - 7:00 pm

Reception with Posters

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Mixer


Saturday, November 19

6:30 am – 7:15 am

Flow Yoga *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 – 5:00 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


Looking to sponsor #2022APPAM? Check out our available opportunities!

Thank you to our current sponsors!

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.