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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Dear Fellow APPAM Members,

Thank you for your patience as we grappled with the surge in COVID cases threatening our November conference. Unfortunately, we believe that even if we require vaccinations, masks and social distancing in Austin, many of you would not feel comfortable traveling to the conference in November.

After much negotiation, we are happy to announce that we are moving the conference from November 11 - 13, 2021 to March 27 - 2​9, 2022 at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX. We wanted to reschedule the conference, rather than just cancel it and go virtual, because we think it is vitally important to meet in person. Our members have said they overwhelmingly prefer in-person meetings to virtual. While a virtual option is a fine substitute if there are no other options, we believe that it is worth waiting to see if conditions improve. We also felt that by March, children under 12 would be vaccinated and parents would be more willing to travel.

We will have some activities in November virtually. We are envisioning a full day of student-centered activities, including mentoring, professional development, job search and other activities to help our student population get the support they need to enter the job market. This would take place over the original dates of the November conference although we have not determined the exact day yet. We will need some volunteers to help with these activities so if you are interested in serving as a mentor or acting as a chair or discussant for a student session, email APPAM

Finally, we realize this option will not make everyone happy. But prioritizing the APPAM community’s health and wellbeing was our number one concern and felt this was the best decision to deal with a challenging situation. For more details, please refer to our updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here. We are still updating dates and attending to details so please be patient with us. We will reach out next week re: specific session dates/times/room assignments.

We hope to see you at the conference in Austin in March! 

Sincerely,

John Martinez, APPAM President-Elect

 



As our 43nd annual meeting, the 2021 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. 

                                                                                 
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*All session formats and schedules are final.

 

Conference Theme

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. ​


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

TBD - 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

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

10:15 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

 

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

 

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

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Last Session Lottery

 


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.

 


 

2021 Fall Conference Update Questions

Questions & Answers

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

A:

The conference would then be held virtually over the March meeting dates.

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

A:

Yes.

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

A:

For right now, we're not allowing format changes, but we likely will as we get closer to the conference. Our concern is that people will request changes now and covid conditions could change dramatically in 6 months and would require another change. For planning purposes, that is very difficult, so one set of changes closer to the dates of the conference would be easier for everyone.   If you are currently scheduled for an in-person session and you cannot participate in the conference over the new dates--in any format--please let us know and we will remove you from the program. 

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Q: What if I already registered?

A:

Your registration will be good for the new March meeting dates. If you cannot attend the meeting over the new dates, please email us at registation@appam.org and we will refund your registration fee. 

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Q: What if I already booked a hotel room for November?

A:

The hotel is automatically cancelling all reservations so no action is required by you. You will receive a cancellation email shortly and the one-night deposit refund will show in your account within 10 - 15 business days after receiving that email. If you have questions regarding your reservation, please email mailto:JWAustinGH@whitelodging.com. If you have questions regarding your refund, please email mailto:JWAustinAccounting@whitelodging.com. If you have reservations questions for APPAM, please email mailto:bclark@appam.org.

 

The room block for the March 2022 conference will open in the winter so please stay tuned.

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

A:

We will figure out what requirements will be as we get closer to March and better understand the COVID conditions in Austin and elsewhere.

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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 3 - 5, 2022 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

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