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Call for Proposals

2016 Fall Conference: The Role of Research in Making Government
More Effective
November 2 - 5, 2016
Washington , DC

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will hold their annual three-day Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton on November 3-5, with governance meetings and other events on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

APPAM's mission is to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. The annual Fall Research Conference is the association's premier forum for disseminating research findings and engaging in discussions with policy makers and other practitioners about the implications of those findings for improving policy and governance. If research is to play a greater role in making government more effective, these types of interactions and exchanges between researchers and those in a position to apply the research evidence need to be ongoing, collaborative (two-way) and far-reaching at all levels of government.

What are the mechanisms that we are using and developing to promote more effective use of research evidence in policymaking and public management? What opportunities exist or new partnerships could be forged to support greater collaboration in generating and applying research evidence? Alternatively, what constrains the production and use of research? What changes could we make in funding and administrative structures, regulations or other aspects of research relationships to boost public returns to research investments? Two of the Fall Research Conference symposia will feature prominent policy domains where research has played a major role in influencing public policy and management: education, acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the Coleman report, Equality of Educational Opportunity, and welfare reform, recognizing the 20th anniversary of the most comprehensive reform of our welfare policies to date.

We are soliciting abstracts for caucuses at this time. We are no longer accepting submissions for single papers, posters, roundtables, or panels. The primary purpose for caucus sessions is to offer a dedicated time for participants to gather informally to discuss new and emerging policy issues, to formulate new research questions, approaches to research and to form possible research collaborations. Each caucus is meant to prompt informal discussions on an emerging policy or management topic and is led by a moderator. These open discussions are designed to center around evolving research topics and invite feedback, questions, and promote discourse. A caucus is not an opportunity to solicit feedback on a specific paper or study. Rather, a caucus is meant to determine interest in an emerging policy or management area, and to learn from attendees how that issue is being addressed by the community, what work is already being done, and what work would be of value in the future. Additionally, a caucus can serve as an opportunity to discuss a specific dataset and its uses and relevance, or evaluate a specific government or institutional program.

Begin a submission to the following:

New Submissions Closed

***The deadline for all submissions is Friday, September 9, 2016. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice in late September.***

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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