Rising to the Challenge:
Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence
November 7 – 9, 2019 | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel | Denver, Colorado
The APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The focus will be on bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.
Details from the conference website:
Deploying Machine Learning Tools for Public Policy Impact
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Denver Downtown
The workshop seeks to provide an accessible introductory overview to machine learning tools, illustrate the range of policy problems to which they can be applied, develop understanding of what makes for a good policy application for these tools, what can go right (and wrong), and where and how policy analysts can add value to making progress on these problems. We will also include some discussion about how machine learning tools can be useful for solving the sort of causal inference problems that have traditionally been the focus of policy analysis work.
Introduced at the 2018 Fall Research Conference, the Innovation Lounge is an easy-to-access space where experienced researchers are invited to meet and share cutting-edge research with conference attendees. Innovation through diversity will be a major theme of this conference, so we strongly encourage our attendees to do just that in the Innovation Lounge!
Positions in Policy
The APPAM Positions in Policy (PIP) program connects job seekers who plan on attending the Fall Conference with organizations who will be conducting interviews and potentially hiring at the conference. The employers will contact job candidates directly to set up onsite interviews at the conference for open positions. Those positions may be for a variety of job functions, both academic and non-academic, to appeal to job seekers at all levels including students, postdocs, and early- and mid-career professionals. Those positions may be for a variety of job functions, both academic and non-academic, to appeal to job seekers at various levels including students, postdocs, and early- and mid-career professionals. When available, the positions being interviewed for at the conference will be noted on their Job Listings page.
Opportunities to network at the conference will be plentiful through our educational programs, social events and special programs.
There will be student specific events during the Fall Research Conference, including mentorship programs, a Student Lounge, networking opportunities with policy experts, the PhD Program Fair, the Equity & Inclusion Fellowship, and student-focused content.
Go to APPAM’s conference page for more information and to register.