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Call for Proposals

2024 APPAM Fall Research Conference
November 21 - 23, 2024
National Harbor, MD

APPAM’s 45th Annual Fall Research Conference will take place Thursday, November 21 through Saturday, November 23 at the Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, MD. This year's conference theme will be Policymaking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels.

Like many countries, the U.S. has a federal system of government, with public policies designed and implemented at federal, state and local levels. Sound policy design and implementation therefore requires thoughtful consideration of how policies play out, and interact, at multiple levels of government. And useful policy research requires careful attention to the context in which a policy is implemented, including the level of government. The 2024 APPAM Fall Research Conference theme, Policymaking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels, encourages such attention to and consideration of context. For example, how do the impacts of federal programs vary across places? What is the optimal level of government to fund and deliver different public services? For services provided at multiple levels of government, how best to coordinate across the levels? How can local governments best tailor their implementation of federal policies and programs to local circumstances?  

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

  • Cross-Cutting Roundtables - NEW in 2024! Cross-cutting roundtables should involve various policy areas, interest topics, research methods, and/or fields. Roundtables should be interdisciplinary, timely, and broadly appealing to the diverse APPAM audience. Ideally, roundtable participants come from various backgrounds and sectors in order to provide unique perspectives. These roundtables will be reviewed by a special program committee and there will be one cross-cutting roundtable per timeslot this fall. View examples of cross-cutting roundtables here.
  • 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 include up 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 - 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.
  • Workshops- APPAM is seeking workshop proposals that will take place during regular conference programming over a 90 or 180-minute timeslots. Workshops should be interdisciplinary, hands-on and interactive or focused on a special interest or skill training topic. Workshop proposals must include one moderator/facilitator and two to four speakers.

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 Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by 11:59 PM US Pacific Time.

Notifications will be sent by late-July 2024.

If you have questions, please email conferencesupport@appam.org.



Begin a submission to the following:

CROSS-CUTTING ROUNDTABLE
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Cross-Cutting Roundtable

PANEL
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Panel

POSTER
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Poster

ROUNDTABLE
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Roundtable

SINGLE PAPER SUBMISSION
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Paper

STUDENT RESEARCH
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Paper

WORKSHOP
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:59 pm PT
Submit a Workshop

***The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, April 17, 2024 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 2024.***

Steps and Instructions:

  1. GENERAL 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.

  3. AUTHORS & INSTITUTIONS

    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)

  4. PANEL PRESENTING AUTHORS

    Each presenting author added to the panel by the session organizer will immediately receive an email with a direct link to personally complete their paper submission. To edit your paper submission, please click on the link in your author email. From there, you will be taken directly to your paper to complete the submission. Once you have submitted your panel paper, both you and the session organizer will receive a paper submission confirmation email. It is the session organizer's responsibility to ensure that all the presenting authors fully enter their abstract details by the deadline.

  5. ABSTRACT TEXT

    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.

  6. CONFIRMATION

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

  7. TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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

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