January 11 – 14, 2023 | Denver, Colorado, USA
The Conference on Policy Process Research (COPPR) advances the scholarship of policy process theory and methods. COPPR 2023 will be hosted by the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs from January 11-14, 2023. The conference will be held in-person in Denver, Colorado, USA, with some events live-streamed.
The Conference on Policy Process Research (COPPR) mission is to advance the scholarship of policy process theory and methods. It embraces a broad interpretation of theories and methods, supporting a plurality of theoretical perspectives. It welcomes both emergent and established theories and methods and questions of what it means to conduct science and engage with our communities. COPPR seeks to support both established and emerging research communities and build bridges among them. COPPR includes critical assessments of the lessons learned from the past, challenges to contemporary boundaries, proposals for innovative research agendas, and arguments of what our future should be.
COPPR targets seven components of policy process research:
In-person participants: $250 by November 15 / $350 after November 15
Online participants: $150 by November 15 / $250 after November 15
We also rely on generous support from our institutional and journal sponsors.
May 1 – September 7, 2022 (Deadline extended from August 15):
September 15, 2022:
September 15 – November 15, 2022:
January 11 – 14, 2023:
The Conference on Public Policy Research invites paper, panel, roundtable, and workshop proposals for its inaugural conference on January 11-14, 2023.
We welcome and encourage submissions for papers, full panels, roundtables, and one-day workshops that address COPPR themes, including (1) emphasizing policy process theories and methods that include and span beyond the existing established approaches; (2) offering innovative and emergent ideas about policy processes; (3) providing critical and reflective commentaries about the past, present future states of the field; (4) exploring cross-cutting, integrated research that bridges silos in the field and beyond; and (5) presenting scholarship both polished and still-in-the works.
We welcome submissions of papers and panels by people new and experienced with policy process theories and methods. Efforts will be made by COPPR organizers to integrating people new to the community.
We are also looking for structures to our panels, roundtables, and workshops that are more innovative, inclusive, and engaging than typically seen at other conference. We welcome your creative ideas!
COPPR is an in-person conference but we will have a limited number of panels and roundtables with hybrid or virtual format dedicated to allowing those unable to attend in person to participate.
We will give strong preference to panels, roundtables, and workshops that incorporate diversity of under-represented and minority communities and is consistent with COPPR’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Decisions for all submissions will be made by September 15, 2022. Registration will begin September 15, 2022.
Downtown Denver and the campus is approximately 26 miles from the airport and takes 40 minutes by light rail. Information about recommended lodging will be provided in fall 2022.
COPPR acknowledges that under-represented and minority communities (women, ethnic or racial minorities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, Indigenous peoples, first-generation university students, early career scholars, persons with disabilities, international students, English-as-subsequent-language learners, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and scholars in the Global South) encounter harmful biases in academia.
COPPR aims to address these inequities through the following actions:
Mindful of these purposes, COPPR remains dedicated to the continual evaluation, reflection, and innovation in all its endeavors.
Tanya Heikkila, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Michael D. Jones, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Chris Weible, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Allegra Fullerton, Student Coordinator, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Gwen Arnold, University of California, Davis, USA
Paul Cairney, University of Stirling, UK
Claire A. Dunlop, University of Exeter, UK
Raul Pacheco-Vega, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico
Evangelia Petridou, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Osmany Porto de Oliveira, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Caroline Schlaufer, University of Bern, Switzerland
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University, USA
Mallory SoRelle, Duke University, USA
Samuel Workman, West Virginia University, USA
Policy & Politics
Policy Studies Journal
Review of Policy Research
School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Center for Policy and Democracy, University of Colorado Denver
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Political Science
Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee
Linda and Peter deLeon Fund for Policy and Democracy