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#2018APPAM Daily: Thursday
The new Opening Luncheon today at 12:00 pm provided the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues or schedule time to get to know someone new. The luncheon featured a special education panel of three deans from top policy schools.

The Future of Public Policy Education: Over lunch, three top policy school deans discussed the state of public policy education, what issues the field is grappling with, job prospects for graduates, and what the future holds for APPAM member schools. 
  • Moderator: Matthew Stagner, Vice President, Director of Human Services, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Michael Barr, Dean, The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Doug Elmendorf, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Cecilia Rouse, Dean, The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Poster Session Award Winners: Evening came and, with it, the announcement of three winners from over 100 posters presented during #2018APPAM's Poster Session Happy Hour. Congratulations to Roberto Mosquera for his Third Place-winning poster The Economic Effects of Facebook, Mia Bird for her Second Place-winning poster California's Proposition 47: How Did This Reduction in Penalties for Lower-Level Drug and Property Offenses Affect Incarceration Levels and Recidivism Rates?, and Sean Darling-Hammond for his First-Prize winning poster Making Intergroup Contact "Work": Reducing Bias through Effective Workplace Diversity Programs. Rachel Brittin of American University was on hand to graciously film interviews with the winners; those interviews will be shared with the APPAM community in the near future.
Plan Ahead Tomorrow Morning:
Join us for a high intensity circuit workout on Friday from 7:00 am - 7:30 am. Define and strengthen your body in this muscle conditioning class combining cardio and strength exercises. All fitness levels are welcome.

If you didn't get a chance to RSVP and want to attend, you can just show up. The HIIT workout will take place in Thurgood Marshall North.

The new Membership and Awards Breakfast from 7:30 am - 8:30 am serves as the annual APPAM membership meeting. Awards being presented during this breakfast include the Raymond Vernon Memorial Award, PhD Dissertation Award, and the 40 for 40 Fellowship recipients.

The breakfast is open to all attendees and will take place in Thurgood Marshall Southwest.
Today's Super Sessions

Super Session: Values in Education: Implications for Policy and Practice
Thursday, 8:30 am – 10:00 am 
Location: Lincoln 4 - Exhibit Level

Super Session: Systematic Reviews:
The Next Step in Evidence-Based Policy Analysis
Thursday, 10:15 am – 11:45 am 
Location: Lincoln 4 - Exhibit Level

Super Session: 40 Years of Evidence for Action at APPAM and in the Field
Thursday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Lincoln 4 - Exhibit Level
Today's Student Sessions

Developing and Strengthening Your Toolset: Creating Mutually-Beneficial Partnerships with Nonprofits to Foster Innovative, Evidence-Based Programming
Thursday, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: 8209

It's in the Approach: Effectively Communicating Your Research and Evaluation Plan to Field a Competitive Proposal
Thursday, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: 8226

Translating Research into Policy
Thursday, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Location: 8226
Innovation Lounge:
The Innovation Lounge is an easy-to-access space near registration where scholars are invited to meet and share cutting-edge research. Innovation Lounge Sessions are every hour, on the half-hour, starting at 8:30 am, and will be 45 minutes in length.

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Preview of Friday's Schedule
  • Morning Workout: High Intensity Interval Training (NEW) 7:00 am – 7:30 am
  • Membership & Awards Breakfast (NEW) 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Registration 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Institutional Representatives Meeting 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Super Session: The Future in Fair Housing (NEW) 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Concurrent Sessions 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Super Session: Is the War on Poverty Over? (NEW) 10:15 am – 11:45 am
  • Concurrent Sessions 10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Invite Only
  • PhD Program Fair 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

  • Peter H. Rossi Super Session: Roiling the Waters: Controversy over the First Longitudinal Randomized Study of a State Pre-K Program (NEW) 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Concurrent Sessions 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • David N. Kershaw Super Session: What Does Education Do? (NEW) 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Concurrent Sessions 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
  • JPAM Editorial Board Meeting 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Presidential Address & Awards 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Presidential Reception 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • LGBTQI Mixer (NEW) 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
  • Student Mixer 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Friday's Weather Forecast:
Cloudy with an average high of 52*F and low of 39*F; rain very likely throughout PM hours if not sooner.