#2021APPAM Daily: Sunday
We're back! The long-awaited, rescheduled 2021 APPAM Fall Research Conference kicked off with four Super Sessions, two community sessions, many pictures taken at the new headshot lounge, 50 posters, and countless informal meetings.

The day was packed with concurrent sessions where attendees showed up in-person--and some tuned in virtually at home! There was a lot of networking, sharing, and conversation to make up after a two-year in-person absence! APPAM President John Martinez opened the day with a Super Session on reproductive rights in the United States, a pressing topic here in Texas. He discussed policy that would address abortion, access to contraception and maternal healthcare, plus the potential of future state and federal policies.

The first of APPAM Communities, "First-Gen" Policy Researchers and Homelessness & Housing Instability Research Group, gathered to network and share research in the morning. The 2020 and 2021 cohorts of Equity & Inclusion Fellows had their first in-person meeting of the year with a casual lunch and more formal gathering in the evening.

The Welcome Reception hosted more than 50 posters where participants and attendees mingled while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.
Sunday Night Poster Session Award Winners
First Place
"What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children Book's"

Anjali Adukia
University of Chicago
Second Place
Ovens and Tinderboxes in the Golden State

Kathleen Loa
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Third Place
Exploring the Increasing Prevalence of Adolescent Handgun Carriage

Naoka Carey
Boston College
Tomorrow's Super Sessions

Monday, 8:30 am – 10:00 am 
Location: 3rd Floor - Lone Star D

Monday, 10:15 am – 11:45 am 
Location: 3rd Floor - Lone Star D

Monday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: 3rd Floor - Lone Star D

Monday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 3rd Floor - Lone Star D
APPAM Communities: Monday Sessions

APPAM Communities support opportunities for any group of people to meet at the conference and discuss the topics most important to them. These get-togethers, selected through a submission process, will focus on any number of shared interests or experiences, including, but not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, gender, geographical location, methodology, or approach. No RSVP needed.

All sessions take place in Brazos on the 2nd Floor.

9:30 am - 10:15 am
10:30 am - 11:15 am

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Highlights from Around #2021APPAM
Snapshots of the Day
APPAM's new headshot lounge! Open tomorrow in Griffin Hall from 9 am - 2 pm!
Attendees participated in APPAM trivia at the Welcome Reception.
What's better than APPAM branded cookies?
Registration brought waves of people all day.
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Preview of Monday's Schedule
Monday's Weather Forecast:
Spring is here and it's a hot one! Tomorrow is a high of 85 degrees and sunny.