About APPAM

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FAQ Categories

Membership

JPAM

Governance

General Association Info

Positions in Policy Employer FAQ

Positions in Policy Job Seeker FAQ

Equity & Inclusion Fellowships

Career Connections

Fall Conference & COVID-19

2021 Fall Conference Update

Conference Submission FAQs

Questions & Answers

Membership

Q: Why does APPAM have both individual and institutional members?

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At the time APPAM was founded in the late 1970s, the plan was for the organization to be predominately an institutional membership association. APPAM would bring together the resources of public policy schools and policy research organizations to support a new conference and a new journal (JPAM). These activities were seen as important professional opportunities for an emerging field of policy and management research. At that time, institutional membership offered a way for the fledgling association to raise the financial resources necessary to launch. Within a few years, the growing body of individual members asked for and achieved a voice in APPAM’s governance, gaining the right to directly elect the Policy Council. Today APPAM continues to attract new institutional members who appreciate the conferences and the journal, lending their support to both. 

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Q: Why does APPAM have three different dues rates for professional members?

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APPAM’s dues are dictated by a member's salary. In an effort to be sensitive to those members new to the public policy community, APPAM created three tiers of dues, all dependent on a member’s salary.

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Q: How long can a person remain a student member?

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A person can remain a student member for 5 years. They must be enrolled at an accredited university in a program of public policy or public affairs to be a student member. A student membership is only $40 annually and includes a subscription to JPAM, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

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Q: Who votes in the APPAM Policy Council election? Why participate?

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All APPAM individual members are eligible to vote in the Council election. Since 2004, the election is held online for one month beginning in the middle of November.

Among the three members selected by the general membership, one will be a self-identified practitioner and the other two slots filled by academic members. (In 2013, the membership voted to reduce the size of the Policy Council from 40 to 29 members by 2017.)

Furthermore, members of the Council often serve on the Fall Conference Program Committee. This means that APPAM members have significant representation on the Council, and the Council itself is involved in APPAM’s most important activities. For these reasons, participation in the Council election is a substantive opportunity for members to determine what the Association does.

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JPAM

Q: How often is JPAM produced?

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The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) is produced 4 times a year. It is available in print and online. Every member of APPAM receives issues of JPAM 4 times a year.

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Q: How is JPAM produced?

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JPAM is produced through an editorial office by an editor and their team. The editors serve five year terms and apply through a proposal process for the position. The editors are chosen by APPAM’s Policy Council. Maureen Pirog, the current editor of JPAM, will maintain her editorship through June of 2014. 

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Q: How is JPAM produced?

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JPAM is produced through an editorial office by an editor and their team. The editors serve five year terms and apply through a proposal process for the position. The editors are chosen by APPAM’s Policy Council. Erdal Tekin is the current Editor of JPAM

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Governance

Q: Who has served as chair of the APPAM Institutional Representatives? How are they selected?

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In 1985, APPAM created the Committee of Institutional Representatives and asked each member institution to appoint a representative to the committee. To date, the chairs of the Institutional Representatives have been the following:

Anita Summers, University of Pennsylvania (1985-1989)
Irwin Feller, Penn State University (1989-1991)
Charles Metcalf, Mathematica Policy Research (1991-1993)
Glen Hahn Cope, University of Illinois-Springfield (1993-1995)
Jack Krauskopf, New School (1995-1996)
Mark Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon University (1997-1999)
Susan Schwab, University of Maryland-College Park (1999-2001)
Eugenia Toma, University of Kentucky (2001-2003)
Michael Luger, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2003-2005)
Michael O’Hare, University of California-Berkeley (2005-2007)
Sandra Archibald, Univeristy of Washington (2007-2009)
Carolyn Heinrich, University of Wisconsin (2009-2011)
Joseph Cordes, George Washington University (2011-2013)
Michael Shires, Pepperdine University (2013 - 2015)
Juliet Musso, University of Southern California (2015 - 2017)
Patty Troppe, Westat (2017 - 2019)

Note: Affiliations listed were at time of service as chair.

The new chair is nominated by a three-person committee appointed by the outgoing chair from among the Institutional Representatives. The nominee is presented to the Institutional Representatives at their annual spring meeting, and, if approved, serves for two years as chair and as a member of the Executive Committee of the APPAM Policy Council. A person can serve multiple terms as chair.

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Q: How are the members of the Fall Conference Program Committee selected? Do the same people serve on the committee from year to year?

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The APPAM president-elect appoints the Program Committee each year. The 35 to 40 members of the committee are selected because of their expertise in the topic areas of the conference, and several people are often placed on the committee to review proposals in a large area like education or health. The APPAM president-elect often recruits many members of the Program Committee from among the APPAM Policy Council. This enhances the role of the Council in the management of APPAM’s most important annual event.

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General Association Info

Q: Does APPAM engage in lobbying on behalf of its members?

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As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, APPAM is permitted to engage in limited lobbying and cannot make lobbying one of its central missions. However, APPAM is an affiliated member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), which represents the views of the social science research community to the federal government to encourage public support for research. 

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Positions in Policy Employer FAQ

Q: Does it cost anything for institutional members to participate?

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This is a complimentary service for institutional members.  Non-institutional members will be charged a fee of $250, which includes up to three job postings.

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Q: How many positions can I list?

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Institutional members may list as many positions as they have to fill.  Non-institutional members may list up to three positions per each $250 listing fee.

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Q: Will there be interview space at the conference?

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We have four dedicated interview rooms at the conference.  They can be reserved in one-hour increments by contacting info@appam.org. To utilize interview space, employers must have the position listed on APPAM's job board.

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Q: We have a position that we will not be interviewing for around the conference. Can we still post it?

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Yes, posting positions is a complimentary benefit of Institutional Members and non-Institutional Members may post for a fee. You can find more information here.

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Q: Where can I find candidates for my open positions?

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Profiles and CVs for candidates participating in the Positions in Policy program will be available via a Job Seeker Contact list. You can also browse the Career Connections resume bank once you've posted a position.

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Q: When is the latest date to participate in this program?

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Positions can be posted at any time.

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Q: How do I coordinate the interviews?

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You will be sent a recurring Job Seeker Contact list. You should reach out to info@appam.org to reserve interview space at the conference. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis

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Positions in Policy Job Seeker FAQ

Q: Do I have to be an APPAM member to participate?

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No, as long as you are registered for the in-person 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference you are welcome to participate. Unfortunately, we will not have a virtual component for Positions in Policy this year.

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Q: Do I have to attend the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference to participate?

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Yes, you must be registered for the in-person conference to participate in this program.

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Q: Does it cost anything to participate, aside from the registration fee?

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No, there is no additional cost to participate.

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Q: What is needed to participate?

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Within one week of registering for the conference, APPAM staff will reach out to  have you complete a brief questionnaire about your experience and position preferences.

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Q: Do I have to be an upcoming or recent graduate to participate?

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No, we encourage students and professionals at all levels to participate!

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Q: Where can I find the list of open positions?

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The list of positions being interviewed for as part of the Positions in Policy program is available on our Career Connections page.

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Q: Is there a deadline for participation?

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Yes, to participate you must be registered for the Fall Research Conference by March 18, 2022.

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Q: How will I be connected with the hiring organizations?

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Your contact information, CV/resume, and responses to our Job Seeker Questionnaire will be provided to the hiring organizations.  They will reach out directly to coordinate their interview process.

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Equity & Inclusion Fellowships

Q: I am currently a Masters student and will be a PhD student in November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a PhD student and but have already received my Masters, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a Masters student and working full-time, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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 You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently working full-time and will be a Masters/PhD student in November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Student Fellowship.

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Q: I am currently a PhD student and will have received my degree by November, which Fellowship should I apply for?

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You should apply for the Young Professionals Fellowship.

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Q: Where can I view past cohorts?

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Please see the last five years of Equity and Inclusion Fellows below:

2020 Fellows
2019 Fellows
2018 Fellows
2017 Fellows
2016 Fellows
 

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Career Connections

Q: Who can use the new job board?

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APPAM Career Connections is available to all members and public.

Institutional Members can enjoy complimentary 30, 60, or 90 days postings.  Upgrades to featured posting will have a small fee.  Non-member institutions will be charged a fee for posting open jobs.

Job seekers do not have to be APPAM members and all functions of the job board are complimentary.

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Q: How much does it cost to use Career Connections?

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Basic posts on Career Connections are free of charge for APPAM Institutional Members though upgrades to featured jobs will have a small fee. Employers that are not institutional members will need to pay for a 30, 60, or 90 day posting. 


Job Seekers can use Career Connections for free.

 

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Q: Who can see my resume?

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You can control who sees your resume. 

When uploading your resume, you may select “Yes, add my resume to the Resume Bank” which means all employers with an active job posting will have access to your resume and could reach out to you.

Additionally, you may select “No, allow only this employer to view my resume.” and it will not be added to the Resume Bank.

To have a resume removed from the Resume Bank, please contact info@appam.org.

 

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Q: How do I apply for a posted position?

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To apply for a position, please select 'Apply' on the top right part of the posting's page.  If the employer has added a Quick Apply option, you will be able to apply directly within Career Connections. If they have not added Quick Apply, please follow the employer's instructions as laid out in the posting description.

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Q: What industries are covered by the job board?

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Career Connections is organizaed by the following industry types:

  • Academic
  • Government
  • NGO/Non-Profit
  • Non-Academic Research
  • Other

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Q: How do I know if my organization is an institutional member?

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Please email membership@appam.org to confirm whether or not your organization is a member.

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Q: My organization is an institutional member but the site is charging me a fee. How do I use my member benefit?

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Only the institutional representative's APPAM credentials will automatically waive the posting fee.  If you're part of an institutional member organization but not the institutional representative, please contact your representative and ask for the discount code to waive the fee.

Not sure who your institutional representative is?  Email membership@appam.org and we can point you in the right direction.

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Q: I am a professional member. Can I post a position for free?

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Only if you are employed by an organization that is also an institutional member.  Complimentary postings are a benefit of our institutional memberships and as such, the only organizations able to waive the posting fee.  Any organization that is not a member will be charged a posting fee.

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Fall Conference & COVID-19

Q: How many sessions will be at the conference this year?

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There will be just over 300 sessions at the conference this year, plus a number of special events including policy area super sessions, receptions, lunches, and networking mixers.

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Q: When can I register for the conference?

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Online registration for the Fall Research Conference opened August 9, 2021. Onsite registration is also available.

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Q: Do I have to register online for the conference?

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All registrations in advance must be completed at APPAM.org. Registrations can be made using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards. Domestic checks can be mailed to the APPAM office at 1100 Vermont Ave NW, Suite #650, Washington, DC 20005. We cannot accept foreign money orders or bank transfers from individuals. Please note that during the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to print an invoice for your registration. You must send that invoice, along with your payment, to the APPAM office. 

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Q: Does APPAM offer registration discounts for conference participants?

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No. APPAM members are very active in our conference, with 75% of attendees fulfilling at least one role as a participant. As such, we do not offer participant discounts.

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Q: Is there a government discount rate for the Fall Conference?

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APPAM offers a 15% registration discount for all government employees. To take advantage of this rate, you must have a .gov email address. Contact Ryan Martz, rmartz@appam.org, for a special registration code and further information. 

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Q: What session formats will be available?

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There will be four session types available to accommodate as many session participants and attendees as possible:

  • In-Person Sessions – This is the traditional APPAM session format that will take place in an Austin meeting room and will only be available to participants and audience members in Austin.
  • Live Streamed Sessions – The APPAM Membership Breakfast and Awards, the Presidential Address and Awards, and all 11 Super Sessions will take place in Austin and live streamed out to the remote audience so both in-person and virtual attendees can enjoy these events.
  • Hybrid Sessions – These sessions will consist of 50% or more in-person speakers with a select number of virtual speakers. These sessions will have a dedicated meeting room in Austin for our in-person participants and audience, and they’ll also live streamed for our virtual speakers and audience.
  • Virtual Sessions – All session participants will be virtual and presenting from a location of their choosing. This format will be available to the in-person audience in a dedicated meeting room in Austin, as well as the at-home audience.

In short, all session types will be available for our in-person attendees that join us in Austin, Texas. A select number of sessions will be live streamed to the virtual audience. All session times will be in US Central Time.

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Q: Can I change from an in-person presentation to a virtual presentation?

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We asked presenters to notify us by July 30th with any presentation changes and we heard from many of you.  To accommodate as many participants as possible, we added 11 more hybrid sessions to the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference. This means we will offer 22 hybrid sessions, 26 virtual sessions and 11 in-person Super Sessions will be streamed live, as well as the Membership & Awards Breakfast and the Presidential Address & Awards. In short, more than 60 sessions (about 20% of the total content) will be accessible by a virtual registrant.

As such, we’re no longer accepting presentation change requests. If you are scheduled to present in person but are unable or unwilling to travel to Austin, we ask that you let us know as soon as you can, and we will remove your work from the program. The session participant cancellation deadline is September 15.

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Q: Will APPAM require attendees to have the COVID-19 vaccine to attend the 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference?

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 We look forward to seeing you in Austin—but only if you’re vaccinated. We will ask during the registration process about your vaccination status, but we will not require presentation of vaccine information. We trust our members and attendees to be truthful and to adhere to public health safety guidelines. If you are not vaccinated, we encourage you to attend #2021APPAM virtually, for everyone’s safety. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet – please do so! We want to see you in person.

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Q: Will APPAM require masks onsite in Austin?

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Because we are only welcoming vaccinated attendees, we are not requiring masks right now. But that might change. We will be monitoring conditions in Austin and will adjust these guidelines as necessary.

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Q: How will APPAM socially distance at the conference hotel for #2021APPAM?

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We are committed to being as creative as we can to ensure safety at #2021APPAM.  We’re considering limiting the capacity of session rooms, setting rooms for 75% or 50% of their capacity and beyond, encouraging traffic in one direction, adjusting meals/receptions to discourage using communal condiments and serving utensils, etc. Whatever we can reasonably do to make the conference itself a safe one, we will do.  

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Q: Why not just make the meeting virtual now?

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We're sure some of you are asking this question and it's a valid one.  A few reasons:

1) Overwhelmingly, our members and attendees have said they are ready to attend an in-person conference.  We know in-person conferences are far more valuable for our attendees and we want to do everything we can to make this happen. We are confident that we can adopt safety protocols to keep all attendees as safe as possible. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and will keep everyone apprised to changes no later than October 1.

2) Virtual meetings are fine if there is no other option. But they are not the same as in-person meetings for networking, making connections, and sharing research with peers. We are committed to trying to hold #2021APPAM in-person because it's a better way to meet, particularly for young scholars looking for a job.

3) While we were able to have about 20% of sessions offered virtually, some sessions could not be shifted to virtual because of logistical and technology limitations. We accommodated as many changes as we could but we unfortunately cannot make all sessions virtual at this point. We understand not everyone is comfortable with an in-person event but we want to make sure we can welcome as many attendees as possible, in whichever format that may be.  APPAM staff is doing their best to ensure everyone feels safe participating however they are able to do so.

4) A month ago, covid metrics were good and vaccinated individuals were encouraged to resume life as it was, pre-pandemic. The delta variant has changed that. But vaccination rates have increased in the last two weeks, and we hope they continue in that direction.  It's a fluid situation and there really is no telling what the COVID-19 infection rate will be like in three months.  We’re actively monitoring the situation and will provide updates no later than October 1.

5) Finally,  the health of our members and attendees is our first and foremost priority but we also can’t ignore the costs associated with going 100% virtual now.  We have a contractual obligation to hold the meeting in-person and breaking this contract will have significant, and detrimental, financial impacts on the organization. Unfortunately, event insurance policies no longer include coverage for COVID-19 concerns and APPAM, as a nonprofit organization, is unable to absorb the financial implications of cancelling the event given the current pandemic status.

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Q: What does a virtual registration get me?

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Access to all hybrid sessions, all virtual sessions, all streamed sessions (Super Sessions, Presidential Address and Membership Meeting), as well as recordings of all these sessions afterwards. Hybrid and virtual sessions will be held as Zoom Meetings so virtual attendees can interact directly with the presenters.  All streamed sessions (Super Sessions and special events) will be held as Zoom Webinars so virtual attendees may submit their questions via the Q&A feature but will not be able to speak directly to the presenters. 

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Q: Is this the final plan?

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Probably not. As public health recommendations change, we will adapt this advice. But we wanted to be proactive and let you know where APPAM leadership stands right now, in early August, so you can plan accordingly. We will let you know by October 1 of any changes to the conference.    

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2021 Fall Conference Update

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

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Q: Will you allow vaccine exemptions?

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We will not allow vaccine exemptions. Those who are not vaccinated may attend virtually. 

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Conference Submission FAQs

Q: What types of proposals does APPAM usually invite?

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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 and (6) student research papers.

Submission Definitions

 

Panel: Panels include a session organizer, chair, one to two discussants, and three to four papers. 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 present on up to two panels 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 one of two poster sessions.
 

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 up to four speakers plus a moderator. The moderator cannot also be a speaker in the same session.
 

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.
 

Student Research: NEW in 2022! In place of the APPAM Regional Student Conference, APPAM is now accepting student research submissions at the Annual Fall Research Conference. Presenting authors must be active students at the time of the November conference. Student research submissions will be combined to form a cohesive panel with four student research papers, a chair, and up to two discussants. These sessions will take place throughout the Fall Conference.
 

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 up to four speakers plus a moderator.

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Q: What information do I need to submit a panel?

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In order to submit you will need the names, email addresses and affiliations of all participants, including non-presenting authors. You will also be asked to submit the following:

  1. Panel Title
  2. Overall Panel Abstract (no more than 500 words)
  3. Paper Titles (3-4)
  4. Paper Abstracts (no more than 500 words each)
  5. Presenting and Non-Presenting Author Contact Information
  6. One chair and one or two discussants
  7. One session organizer

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Q: What does a strong panel look like?

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A strong panel contains three or four papers, a chair and at least one, but no more than two, discussant(s). A panel with four papers is encouraged to have two discussants but again, only one is required. The panel abstract ties the papers together and clearly indicates how the panel relates to the conference theme and the selected policy area. Strong panels include a diverse range of participants, crossing lines of gender, race, affiliation and research methods and perspective.

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Q: Why are a chair and discussant required?

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One of the most challenging aspects of putting together the fall conference is identifying knowledgeable attendees who are willing and able to serve as chairs and/or discussants. By requiring you to identify a chair and discussant at the time of submission you are assisting committee members and staff in creating complete and focused panels early on. When including a chair and discussant on your panel, make sure the people identified know you have listed them. We contact all listed chairs and discussants when we sent out acceptance notices and it is very difficult to explain to listed participants that they were listed as a chair or discussant by the submitter when they were unaware and are unwilling to participate. When selecting chairs and discussants, please make sure they know they will be required to pay a registration fee to participate in the conference.

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Q: What information do I need to submit a roundtable or a supersession?

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Roundtable and super session submissions are discussion-based sessions that require the following:

  • Roundtable Title
  • Abstract of the Session (no more than 500 words)
  • 2-4 Speakers with contact information
  • One Moderator with contact information (who is not a speaker in the session)
  • One organizer with contact information

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Q: When will acceptances/rejections be sent out?

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All acceptance and rejection notices will be sent out in late-July.

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Q: In the past, I have submitted a panel and it’s been pulled apart, why does that happen?

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Sometimes, upon careful review, the Program Committee decides that a panel would be stronger if certain papers or participants were removed or replaced. This happens for reasons of diversity, to increase panel cohesiveness or to vary perspectives on a certain topic. When this happens they put together an altered panel using other papers available to them in order to create the strongest possible program for attendees. When altering a panel, program committee members may also change the panel title, replace the chair and/ or discussant(s) and reclassify the panel as belonging to a different policy area.

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Q: What if my submission fits into two policy areas?

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You will be asked to select a primary policy area, based on the 15 areas identified for the 2022 Fall Research Conference.  However, you will be asked during the submission process if you would like to identify a second area that your submission may fit into as well.  This seconday area is only used for review purposes and will not have any impact on how the work is presented at the confernece, should it be accepted.

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Q: I’m having difficulty submitting my proposal, who should I contact?

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If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact appam@confex.com. If you have a question about the conference or specific submission criteria, please contact conferencesupport@appam.org.

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Q: Do I have to start and finish my submission in one session?

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No. You can start your submission now and finish it at a later date. Upon beginning your submission, you will receive an email with an access link that is unique to your proposal. Keep this email and you will be able to use the information provided to login and complete your submission at a later time. Your submission must be completed by the submission deadline. If any part is incomplete after the deadline, your submission will be deleted and not considered for inclusion in the conference.

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Q: What are the chair and discussant roles?

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You can find information on these, as well as all particpant, roles here.

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Q: What is the Single Paper Listing and where can I find it?

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Fully submitted panel submissions have an average acceptance rate of 47% compared to 26% for single paper submissions.  Check out the Single Paper Listing to find other similar papers and re-submit your work as a panel. This listing includes the policy area, abstracts, and contact information for each single paper submitted for inclusion in the Fall Research Conference.  

The Single Paper Listing will be opened in mid-February, and will be updated weekly through the submission deadline. Linked here.

If you submitted a single paper that you now want to use as part of a panel, you need to withdraw the paper and resubmit it as part of the panel. Papers cannot be submitted twice.

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Q: When will submissions open and close for this year's conference?

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We will begin accepting submissions in early February.  The deadline for all submissions will be Monday, April 18, 2022. We extended the original deadline of April 8th to April 18th on March 31, 2022.

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Q: Do all individuals in my submission need to register and attend the #2022APPAM Conference?

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All active conference participants must register, pay the full conference registration fee, and attend your scheduled session.

  • Active session roles include:
    • Panels – Chairs, discussants, presenting authors
    • Roundtables & Super Sessions – Moderators and speakers
    • Posters & Papers – Presenting authors
  • Inactive session roles do not need to register or attend the conference. These roles include:
    • Panels – Submitters, organizers & co-authors
    • Roundtables & Super Sessions – Submitters & organizers
    • Posters & Papers – Submitters & co-authors

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Q: I’m submitting a paper. Do I need to have my full paper ready at the time of submission? Will my paper be public?

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Full papers do not need to be shared until one-month before the conference. Most authors choose to upload their papers into the Online Program so they’re available for download. If you do not want your paper to be made public, you will be required to share it directly with your discussant so they can prepared feedback.

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Q: Will there be virtual or hybrid opportunities?

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The 2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference is scheduled to be fully in-person at this time.

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Q: What is the new Student Research submission type?

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This is a new submission type established in 2022 to highlight student research at the APPAM Fall Research Conference. Submitted research must have been conducted by a student, but the research may be presented post-graduation. Submissions require a paper title, 100 – 500 abstract, and a presenting author that can attend the annual conference. Full papers are not required at the time of submission, but will be required one-month prior to the conference. Student research submissions will be combined to form a cohesive panel with four student research papers, a chair, and up to two discussants based on policy area and paper topic. Student research sessions will be scheduled throughout the normal conference programming. Student papers that are not accepted as a panel paper may be considered for a poster if submitter opts into that at the time of submission.

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