Fall Research Conference

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#2021APPAM - The Power of Inclusion

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The Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management

March 27 - 29, 2022  | JW Marriott Austin |  Austin, Texas

 

 

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As our 43nd annual meeting, the rescheduled 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Austin this March 27-29 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. APPAM attendee's health and safety is our top priority and COVID-19 precautions have been put into place to ensure a safe and productive in-person gathering. View important dates below.

                                                                                 
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*All session formats and schedules are final.
 

Important Dates

February 2: Participant Cancellation Deadline
February 9: Updated Conference Session Schedule Posted
February 18: Participant Registration & Session Edit Deadline
February 24: Early Bird Registration Discount Deadline
March 5: JW Marriott Austin Hotel Room Block Closes
March 11: Presenting Author Paper Upload Deadline
March 18: Pre-Registration Ends

 

The Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management

Traditionally, public policy analysis and management research was mainly led by trained and credentialed experts with participants and key stakeholders primarily serving as research subjects or informants. Moreover, the backgrounds and experiences of the researchers themselves did not often reflect those impacted by the research. As the field evolves, more inclusive practices have emerged and many organizations, including APPAM, now recognize the value of increasing the number of professionals from underrepresented groups contributing to the field. We encourage submissions that demonstrate how the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives in all phases of policy analysis and management will strengthen the field while making our work product better and more relevant.

 


Policy Areas


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


Schedule at a Glance

For more details on the events and the full conference schedule, please view our Online Program.

(all times CST)
 

 

Sunday, March 27

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Policy PhD Program Directors Meeting *Invite Only

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

10:15 am – 11:45 am             

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

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

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm JPAM 40th Anniversary Party *Invite only

 

Monday, March 28

 

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Morning Wellness Session *RSVP required

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Membership & Awards Breakfast *RSVP required

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Institutional Representatives Meeting *Invite only

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 am – 11:45 am             

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

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

JPAM Editorial Board Meeting *Invite only

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

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Affiliate Receptions

 

Tuesday, March 29

6:30 am – 7:15 am

Morning Wellness Session *RSVP required

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

APPAM Communities

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 am – 11:45 am             

Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Poster Session and Luncheon

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

 


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

 


Sponsorships

As always, the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference has attractive sponsorship packages, including events, locations and online opportunities. Find out more here.

 


 

Additional Questions About This Conference?

Feel free to review the FAQs below.

 


 


Policy Areas

2021 Fall Conference Update Questions

Questions & Answers

Q: What if COVID isn't better by March?

A:

We take our staff and attendee's safety very seriously. We have worked hard to make the conference as COVID safe as possible. Please see our page that details all the precautions we have taken. Additionally, there is a virtual option for attendees who don't feel safe in person. 

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Q: Will you require vaccinations, masks and social distancing in March?

A:

Attendees are required to be fully vaccinated by March 12, 2022. Masks are required indoors at the conference as well. At this time, Texas does not require masks indoors so we can only control our meeting space, not the hotel.

Regarding social distancing, we encourage attendees to avoid social gatherings that make them uncomfortable. Switching to a less populated session or a virtual session are always options if a room is full.

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Q: Will you still keep virtual, hybrid and in-person sessions?

A:

Yes. We have 48 sessions that are virtual or hybrid. 

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Q: What if I want to change the format of my session?

A:

We cannot accept additional format change requests. You will receive a separate email shortly with your presentation details and instructions on how to withdraw, change presenting authors, and make other submission revisions. If you have questions about your submission, please email conferencesupport@appam.org.

Submissions for the November 2022 conference in Washington D.C. open in early February, so if you must withdraw, we hope you resubmit for the fall and join us there.

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Q: What else are you doing to make the conference safe?

A:

In addition to requiring vaccinations and masks, we will have sanitizing stations set up throughout the conference area. Masks will be available at the registration desk as well. 

We will reduce the amount of self-serve buffet stations at food & beverage events. Coffee will remain self-serve and snacks will be individually wrapped.

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Q: What if I get COVID right before the conference?

A:

Because we know that things can change quickly these days, we are removing our registration cancellation fees and hotel deposit fees.

To cancel registration, please contact . To cancel your hotel room, please call 512-474-4777.

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Q: Why are we meeting in Texas when they recently passed SB8, a very restrictive law against abortion?

A:

We know that many of you are upset about this law and wondered why we wouldn't move the conference. For a conference APPAM's size, we contract 5 years out from the date of the conference. Breaking a hotel contract would mean paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and would also mean we would lose a place to have a face-to-face conference. Moving a conference like this is virtually impossible given the time frame.

 

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Q: Will the Spring 2022 Conference impact the Fall 2022 Conference?

A:

No. The 2022 conference will take place as scheduled November 17 - 19, 2022 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

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