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#2017APPAM Daily: Wednesday
Today's pre-conference workshop, "Policy Engagement: Building Relationships and Partnerships for Long-Term Impact," provided tools researchers can use to foster long-term, reciprocal relationships with policymakers. Discussion centered around legislator perspectives, establishing relationship networks and the various roles scholars can play in policymaking.

The evening Newcomer Meetup, a reception for first-time attendees who are also new APPAM members, provided an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow Newcomers, as well as the APPAM staff and Policy Council, as an excellent launch to #2017APPAM. Welcome all Newcomers! We are thrilled to have you with us here in Chicago!
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While you are on-site, take advantage of our complimentary internet by using:
  • Network: APPAM
  • Password: appam2017

For attendees staying in the Chicago Hyatt, wireless internet is included. Access Wifi in your room using:
  • Network: Hyatt Wifi
  • Follow prompts
Preview of Thursday's Schedule
  • Registration Hours | 7:45 am - 5:00 pm, Ballroom level lobby
  • Student Lounge Hours | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Gallery Lounge

  • Policy PhD Program Directors Meeting | 8:30 - 10:00 am, Acapulco
  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 10:15 - 11:45 am

  • Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon (invitation only) | 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Crystal A
  • Poster Luncheon | 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Regency Ballroom

  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 1:45 - 3:15 pm
  • Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables | 3:30 - 5:00 pm

  • Concurrent Symposium | 5:15 - 6:45 pm, Crystal B
The Report on the Commission of Evidence-Based Policymaking
Live stream available during and after the session.

  • Concurrent Symposium | 5:15 - 6:45 pm, Crystal A
The Vital Role of Government Statistics
Live stream available during and after the session.

  • Welcome Reception at the Chicago Cultural Center | 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Thursday's weather:
Be prepared for rain throughout the day. Please have your coats with you at the symposia so you can easily walk straight out of the hotel and to the Chicago Cultural Center. There will be volunteers directing you on the short walk to the Welcome Reception.