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2019 AMA Marketing + Public Policy Conference

Washington, DC

Uncharted Territories: Consumer Rights, Well-Being and Public Policy

The AMA Marketing + Public Policy Conference (MPPC) is the premier international event for marketing academics, public policy makers and marketing practitioners interested in social and public policy.

Our motivation in selecting this year’s theme is to encourage research on difficult but pressing social issues. Many (but not all) of them involve conflicts between individual rights (e.g. freedom, privacy) and individual or societal wellbeing (e.g. health, environmental protection). Included are topics that are politically charged in today’s environment or have yet to be explored by the academic community.

We want the MPPC to be an open forum for productive discussion and debate representing a variety of viewpoints and ideologies. Research presented will hopefully make an impact on these pressing social issues via theoretical development or pragmatic application.  

We also desire to intentionally involve younger scholars in this conference in order to provide mentorship for the next generation of public policy researchers. 


Early-Bird (Before 05/05/19)Standard Rate
Academic Professional$550$650
Doctoral Student (AMA Member)$350
Doctoral Student (Non-Member)$550$650

For early-bird academic pricing, use the code “EARLYMPP”

Doctoral students, use the early-bird code “EARLYMPPDOC”

Conference Co-Chairs

Mark Mulder

Pacific Lutheran University

Justine Rapp Farrell

University of San Diego

Todd Weaver

Point University

AMA Event Policies and Commitment to Conference Safety

Event Location 

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-2200



We’ve secured an AMA room block at a special rate of $229.00 per night (excluding taxes and applicable fees). Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available. You can reserve your room online or by calling (800) 393-2510 (be sure to reference the American Marketing Association Marketing and Public Policy Conference). 

The reservation cut-off date is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi is available for all Marriott Reward Members. Guests can easily enroll at time of check-in for immediate access to this benefit. 

> Reserve your room here.


Conference Attire

Conference attire is business casual. Meeting rooms tend to be cool, so you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket.


Area Attractions, Events and Tourism

Please visit Destination DC for additional city information.



The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting. 


2019 AMA Marketing + Public Policy Conference