Conferences & Events


Institutional Member Forum

Host a Future Institutional Member Forum

Institutional Member Forums were created to help better connect the worlds of research and policy. Institutional Members are invited to submit proposals to co-host in-person forums. Forums are complimentary for attendees at this time.

Interested in co-hosting a virtual forum? Please visit the APPAM webinar RFP. Membership is not required to co-host webinars at this time.



What is a forum?

An Institutional Member Forum is typically a one-day event where distinguished academics, practitioners, policymakers, or researchers engage in discussions and share their insights around a relevant public policy topic. Forums typically open with a welcome reception followed by various sessions taking place throughout the day. A networking lunch and afternoon workshops close out the day. Forums are free for attendees. 

Why co-host a forum? 

Co-hosting an Institutional Member Forum gives institutions the opportunity to highlight new or exciting developments they've been working on. Additionally, it gives institutions the platform and audience for new research or other public policy information.

Reasons to co-host include:

  • Highlight new research
  • Emphasize and strengthen partnerships between organizations/academia/government
  • Invite prospective students to your campus
  • Engage in and lead relevant policy discussions 

*Diverse speakers are required in regard to professional sector and affiliation, gender, race, and ethnicity.*



Please send your questions to APPAM's Senior Manager of Programs and Conferences, Leslie Ofori at


Previous Member Forums

Effective Cross-Sector Collaboration: How to Identify and Launch Partnerships for Impact (May 2022)

Bringing Rigor and Intentionality to Mixed Methods Evaluations of Social Programs (June 2019)

Career Pathways Programs: What We Know and Where We Should Go from Here (May 2019)

 At The Intersection of Data Science and Social Science  (Sept 2018)

 State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis  (May 2018)

 Bridging Research and Policy: What Universities Can and Should Do  (Feb 2017)

 The Future of Applying Behavioral Science to Social Policy  (Dec 2016)

 Rethinking US Food Assistance Policy  (Feb 2016)

Social Experiments in Practice: The Why, When, Where, and How of Experimental Design & Analysis (April 2014)

 Mexico-U.S. Migration: Past, Present, and Future Trends  (November 2013)

 The Obama Preschool Initiative: A Conversation with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan  (May 2013)

Allies, Adversaries, or Strange Bedfellows? The Relationship Between Research, Politics, & Policy (July 2012)