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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 4 steps to the online submission process.
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.
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