Every two years the Journal of Policy History and the Institute for Political History sponsor a conference on policy history. Since the first Policy History Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri, the primary goal behind the conference has been to provide an interdisciplinary forum for presentations and roundtable discussions on policy history topics and recent policy history research. The biennial conferences bring together academy scholars, independent scholars and graduate students to share their research. Many of the papers presented eventually appear in academic journals and other publications.
2018 marks the 20th year of continued academic excellence for the Policy History Conference and the 30th anniversary of publication for the Journal of Policy History. The historic 2018 conference will be held in Tempe, Arizona at the Mission Palms Hotel May 16 - 19, 2018.