Conferences & Events



University at Albany Public Policy Camp

About our Policy Camps

The Public Policy Camp is an APPAM initiative aimed at introducing the field of public policy to a group of students who might not otherwise be familiar with it, and increasing the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate public policy and public affairs schools.  We know that only by having all voices at the table can we be successful in our efforts of improving critical public policies for all.  


University at Albany
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy


When: Friday, September 29 from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM US Eastern Time
University at Albany, Downtown Campus
135 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12222

Challenge yourself and prepare to change the world by attending this exciting one-day conference hosted by the University at Albany’s nationally ranked Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy! You will learn from and interact with diverse public policy leaders to gain a better understanding of career options in public service, public policy, and public management, how elements of diversity have impacted their careers, and the knowledge and skills to get you where you want to be. 

Registration closes September 13. This event is free to attend for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

View more information here.
View the official agenda here.


Policy Camp Agenda - September 29

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Light Breakfast

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Graduate Programs in Public Affairs
Getting the Skills and Knowledge for the Career You Want

10:20 am - 10:50 am
Professional Etiquette and Networking Basics

10:50 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Why Having Diverse Perspectives Matters: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Public Policy and Management

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Policy Group Exercise
Students will be divided into groups to work on a real world policy challenge

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Regroup, Informal Presentations on Group Exercise

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dessert Reception and Networking
Meet Rockefeller College faculty, current students, and staff‚Äč

For additional questions, please contact Leslie Ofori at