The Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management
November 11 - 13, 2021 | JW Marriott Austin | Austin, Texas
Submissions are now CLOSED
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 special events, super sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants. As of early February, we are planning to have #2021APPAM as an in-person event with very limited opportunities for virtual presentation. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will keep everyone apprised of any changes to the conference format.
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Proposal Submission Information
Submissions for the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference opened on February 3rd, 2021. All submissions were due by 11:59 PM PT on Sunday, April 11th, 2021.
We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, (4) super sessions, and (5) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters are required to be no longer than 500 words; if a panel of papers is proposed, we expect a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables are also required to be no longer than 500 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions. Here are a few helpful tips:
Submissions that demonstrate diversity in terms of organizational affiliations, professional roles, race/gender/ethnicity, and/or ideology & methodology - through questionnaire answers - will be prioritized in the review process.
Diversity in terms of proposal content and author/participant backgrounds are both priorities for this conference.
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.
2021 Policy Areas
For our 43rd Fall Research Conference, we will accept submissions in fifteen policy areas. For a description of each policy area, please visit the policy areas webpage.
- Crime, Justice and Drugs
- Employment and Training Programs
- Family and Child Policy
- Health Policy
- Housing, Community Development, and Urban Policy
- Innovations in Science and Technology
- Methods and Tools of Analysis
- National Security and Homeland Security
- National Resource Security, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Politics, Media, and the Policy Process
- Population and Migration Issues
- Poverty and Income Policy
- Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance
- Social Equity and Race
A panel presenter at #2019APPAM.
The following specific instructions on the submission process were provided.
Panel - Panels include 3-4 papers. A chair and at least one, and a maximum of two discussants are required. 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 only present up to two papers in panel sessions 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 each poster session. A first, second, and third pace winner will be selected from the presenters each day.
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 2-4 speakers plus a moderator.
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.
Super Sessions - Super Sessions are broadly-appealing sessions that will interest a large number of attendees, and cover an important and topical issue in public policy. This submission type should be interdisciplinary and be of interest to attendees across multiple policy areas. Super Session proposals should include 2-4 speakers plus a moderator.
A poster presenter at #2019APPAM
Important Dates to Remember
||Week of February 1
|Accept/Reject Notifications Sent
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Questions about the conference should continue to be directed to Samantha Oliver Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org.