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2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference
November 17 - 19, 2022
Washington, DC

APPAM’s 44th Annual Fall Research Conference will take place Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. This year's conference theme will be Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Conference sessions will only take place in-person from Washington D.C.

Public policy as a field is inherently cross-disciplinary, and some of the best policy research engages perspectives from sociology, political science, psychology, economics, history, education, law, public health, medicine, business, and other disciplines. But far too often we retreat to our disciplinary silos. How can we productively incorporate multidisciplinary perspectives in policy research? What assumptions need to be challenged? What barriers need to be overcome? What types of evidence are relevant and appropriate? Under what conditions is a uni-disciplinary approach more effective than a cross-disciplinary approach? The 2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference will highlight policy research that engages multidisciplinary perspectives and will aim to identify facilitators and barriers to effective cross-disciplinary collaboration for increasing the impact of policy research.

The following submission types will be solicited in the conference’s 15 policy areas:

  • 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 includeup 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. Submitted research must have been conducted by a student. 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.

Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be between 100 and 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 be between 100 and 500 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.

All submissions must be completed no later than Monday, April 18, 2022 by 11:59 PM US Pacific Time. The original deadline was extended due to the March 2022 conference.

Notifications will be sent by late-July 2022.

If you have questions, please email

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***The deadline for all submissions is Monday, April 18, 2022 11:59 pm US Pacific Time. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice by late-July 2022.***

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 100 - 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 100 - 500 words 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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