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Call for Proposals

2015 Fall Conference: The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy
November 11 - 14, 2015
Miami, FL

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will hold their annual three-day Fall Research Conference in Miami, Florida at the Hyatt Regency in Miami on November 12-14, with governance meetings and other events on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

The theme of the conference is: The Golden Age of Evidence-Based Policy

The federal government is now at the beginning of what could become the Golden Age of evidence-based policy. Not only has President Obama, taking over where the Bush administration left off, created six evidence-based initiatives designed to capitalize on programs that have strong evidence of success from randomized controlled trials, but Paul Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Patty Murray, the senior Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, have introduced legislation to create a commission on using evidence to test and improve federal programs.

APPAM members have been leaders in conducting rigorous evaluations of social programs and in developing the theory and methods of quality evaluations. If evidence-based policy is to become more than a flash in the pan, both the program evaluation and program development communities will have to intensify their work to create and teste intervention programs that more effectively address the nation’s social problems. If we fail, the half-life of the evidence-based movement could be short. The 2015 Fall Conference will feature at least three symposiums addressed to evidence-based practice and programs and we hope many members will submit papers consistent with the evidence-based theme.

We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be no longer than 500 words; if a panel of papers is proposed there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should also be no longer than 500 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.

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***The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 10, 2015. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice in early July.***

Steps and Instructions:


    There are 4 steps to the online submission process.

    • Title - Enter the title of the proposal (single paper or panel) and submitting author's email address.
    • Authors & Institutions - Enter contact information for submitting, presenting, and all other authors.
    • Abstract Text - Insert the body of the abstract here. Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.
    • Confirmation - Please review all information carefully and complete the submission.
  2. TITLE

    Please provide paper and session titles that are no more than 15 words long.
    You will be required to select a Primary Policy Area.


    Please list all authors in the order you wish for them to appear in the program.

    Please include the submitting author, as anyone not listed in your submission will not appear in the program.

    Please include complete contact information for each author.

    When listing institutions, list ONLY the parent institution. APPAM will not publish school, office or department names, regardless of your institution's policy.

    Example: University of California-Berkeley (NOT Goldman School of Public Policy)

    Example: US Department of Education (NOT Office of Inspector General)


    Abstracts are limited to 500 words. This system will accept symbols. You do not need to include bibliographic or reference information with your abstract.

    Abstracts may be formatted as you see fit. APPAM does not require that abstracts be submitted with specific font, paragraph, or layout requirements as long as it is easy for reviewers to read and is 500 words or less in length.

    Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.


    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure it is complete.


    For help in submitting an abstract online,email Tech Support.

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