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Call for Proposals

2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference
Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence
November 7 - 9, 2019
Denver, CO

The 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference will celebrate APPAM's 41st conference on November 7-9 at the Denver Sheraton in Denver, Colorado. This year's event will focus on celebrating differences among all viewpoints and how we can work together to improve the public policy field.

The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy. It is our hope that the conference theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.

We’re now accepting submissions for this year’s Innovation Lounge sessions! These sessions will be held in an easy-to-access room near registration and exhibits where experienced researchers are invited to meet and share cutting-edge research with conference attendees. To have your research included in the Innovation Lounge programming, we invite you to submit a brief proposal, explaining your work, what you hope to achieve in your research, and how it will impact the policy community.

Innovation Lounge Sessions will be 45-minutes in length and will be scheduled throughout the duration of the full three-day conference. Please note that the programming featured in the Innovation Lounge will be discussion based. Papers should not be presented formally and no presentation technology will be available. The aim of these sessions is to have a broad discussion on an emerging or not yet fully formed idea or concept in the research field. Submitters of the proposal should prepare to the lead the discussion around the proposed topic and are welcome to include other presenters to share their ideas as well.

Sessions will be open to everyone at the conference and we will encourage attendees to drop in and join the conversation, if the topic is of interest to them. We anticipate each session being relatively small but having many of them over of the course of the conference, allowing attendees to connect/network over new and emerging research concepts and ideas. This is great opportunity to get some feedback on a new idea, get a sense of whether there are others working on a concept you have been considering and to make connections with others in the field that might be useful in the future.

Each submission should include a brief description of the innovative research and why it is cutting edge, the intended policy impact of the research, three or four individuals who will attend or aid in the presentation, and any other additional details you'd like to share about the work. To be considered for inclusion at the conference, all submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm EST on September 27, 2019.

Begin a submission to the following:

New Submissions Closed

***The deadline for all submissions is Friday, September 27, 2019 11:59 pm PST. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice by mid-October.***

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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