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Students/Early-Career Guide

The AAPOR Student and Early Career Engagement Subcommittee’s

2017 Conference Day-by-Day Guide

 

The Student and Early Career Engagement Subcommittee (SEC for short) is committed to providing resources and information to students, early career professionals, and new conference attendees about the annual conference so that you can make the most of your experience at the conference! This Day-by-Day Guide provides highlights of things to do and student and early career specific offerings you’ll find throughout the AAPOR 2017 program.

 

Wednesday, May 17

Time

Activity

In-the-Know

1:00-6:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

If you arrive early, beat the lines and get checked in!

2:30-6:00 PM

Short Courses 1,2,3 Offered

Short Courses are a great way to get even more out of the conference and the seven offered over the conference cover many different topics of interest!  Register for short courses with general registration.

6:00 PM

Casual off-site dinner meet up for Students & Early-Career Professionals

If you arrive to the conference on Wednesday (as many people do so they can get started first thing Thursday), meet up with other students and early-career professionals and make new connections before the conference even (formally) begins! While RSVP’s aren’t required (we’re more worried about your attending than RSVPs) having a headcount is helpful so we don’t leave without you.  You can RSVP for this and all SEC events here!  All events meet in the hotel lobby, just look for the AAPOR meetup sign.

Daily Summary

AAPOR (besides the off-site dinner above) doesn’t have any formal programming for networking today, which makes it a great day to explore New Orleans, familiarize yourself with the conference layout, and connect with colleagues.  If you don’t know anyone attending, please attend the off-site dinner meet up and meet some new colleagues!

 

Thursday, May 18

Time

Activity

In-the-Know

7:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

 

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AAPOR Golf Outing

If you’re interested in golfing with current colleagues or metering new ones, sign up for the AAPOR golf outing with your general conference registration.

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short Courses 4,5,6 Offered

Short Courses are a great way to get even more out of the conference - register for short courses with general registration.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Student & Early Career Early-Arrival Lunch Meet-Up

If you're already at the conference, join other student and early career colleagues for an off-site lunch meet-up!  If you have events back at the conference, the lunch will be nearby so you’ll be able to easily return on-time.  Again, while you can just show up, RSVP’s help us ensure nobody is left behind - you can RSVP here!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kickoff General Session Panel

New this year, this general session panel focusing on Assessing the Climate for Surveys will be a great way to start off the conference!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall

Head over to the Exhibit Hall for a light beverage break and have a first opportunity to view some of the exhibitors, network and familiarize yourself with the conference.  You can also check out the first round of poster presentations!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Docent Meet-up

Join your Docent and docent group for a meet-and-greet conference kickoff in the Waterbury Ballroom on the second floor.  Don’t miss an opportunity to network and meet new people before the AAPOR New Member & All-Chapter Welcome Mixer and Chef Tasting Party.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions A

Take full advantage of the conference and be sure to attend as many sessions as you can.  If you’re interested in multiple sessions running at the same time, be sure to add them to your App calendar to help keep yourself organized - and feel free to come and go, quietly, from sessions to visit more than one!

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AAPOR New Member & All-Chapter Welcome Mixer and Chef Tasting Party

Nearly everyone will have arrived by now - and will attend this mixer and dinner.  Don’t forget your business cards as you mix and mingle at this business professional event! Be sure to stop by your regional Chapter tables during the reception.  If you’re new to AAPOR, or just want to meet other SEC folks and some members from the SEC Committee, join us for dinner at our reserved tables in the main dining room.  Please RSVP on the general event page to ensure we have enough seats, but ‘walk-ins’ will be more than welcome too (the tables will be marked)!

Daily Summary

Don’t miss the Kickoff General Session Panel and Session A today!  And be sure to attend the Mixer & Chef Tasting Party to follow.  If you have extra time, check out the Exhibit Hall and bookstore!  If you’re interested in Speed Networking, don’t forget to sign up!




 

Friday, May 19

Time

Activity

In-the-Know

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

All conference meals are included in your registration fee, so be sure to stop by for a continental breakfast.

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Exhibit Hall & Bookstore Open

 

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration Desk Open

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Concurrent Session B

Continue to attend at least one set of presentations in each session slot to get the most out of the conference!

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall

Before heading off to your next set of sessions, come grab a coffee and network with other attendees.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Session C

 

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

AAPOR Presidential Address & Lunch

Join all attendees for a lunch and address by the AAPOR president.  Take the opportunity to sit and socialize with friends or make new ones.  Lunch is served first, so if you need time before afternoon sessions, take it after coming to eat!

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Concurrent Session D

 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Dessert Break; Bookstore Open; Poster Session 2

Come back to the Exhibit Hall for another opportunity to mix and mingle (and get some dessert)!  While you’re there, be sure to check out the bookstore and the second session of posters.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Speed Networking Session 1

Advance sign-up required (see the signup table near the registration desk).  It’s a great opportunity to meet potential employers/learn more about job opportunities.  Be sure to have business cards and resumes handy!

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Concurrent Session E

It’s the last session set of the day - don’t miss it! It’ll end just before the Student and Early Career folks meet up to head off site to dinner followed by the bar crawl throughout the French Quarter.

5:45 - ?

Student & Early Career (Off-site) Dinner Meet-Up and Bar Crawl

Join other students and early career professionals for a meet-up dinner offsite.  We’ll meet in the lobby by the meetup sign at 5:45 and head off at 6 for dinner and socializing.  Following dinner, we’ll have a bar crawl and post locations in advance and tweet using (#AAPOR17crawl) as we move!  Don’t forget to RSVP here!

Daily Summary

It’s a full day of sessions - 4 sessions to be exact!  The Exhibit Hall is open all day today - and the poster presentations will rotate out.  You should definitely stop by (more than once!) to meet the various exhibitors and see the posters being presented throughout the conference.  And of course, don’t forget to join us offsite for dinner and the bar crawl!

 

Saturday, May 20

Time

Activity

In-the-Know

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Student & Early Career Focus Group

Breakfast will be served while we host a focus group to better understand the experiences of our Student and Early Career folks.  Participants will also be able to enter their business card into a drawing for a bookstore voucher.  Sign up to participate here!

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

AAPOR Fun Walk/Run

This is a great event - and all levels are truly represented in participation!  Enjoy a great start to your AM with other AAPOR members on the Fun Run/Walk - sign-up during conference registration!

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

This is your final opportunity to stop by the Exhibit Hall and Book Exhibit!

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Concurrent Session F

 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall

 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Session G

 

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

AAPOR Luncheon and Activities Awards Ceremony

Join all conference attendees for lunch and a fun awards ceremony where you’ll see Fun Run and Golf Outing awards given!

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speed Networking 2

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in session 1, this is another opportunity.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

During dessert, check out the Meet the Author sessions, book sale and poster session 3.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Concurrent Session H

 

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Session I

 

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

AAPOR Membership & Business Meeting

This general meeting is an opportunity to learn more about AAPOR and all are welcome to attend!

7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

President’s Reception (7-7:45), Awards Dinner Banquet (7:45-10), Post Banquet Cabaret Lounge (10-1:00AM) and Poker Field Trip (10-2:00AM)

Join all attendees for a more formal dinner (most will dress business or party formal - not black tie formal) and an evening of fun to end the conference!  Almost all will attend and participate, so you won’t want to miss it!

Daily Summary

It’s a long, fun-filled day!  Be sure to pace yourself so you can attend all 4 sessions and enjoy the evening’s festivities.

 

Sunday, May 21

Time

Activity

In-the-Know

8:00 AM - 10: 15 AM

Registration Desk Open

This is the last opportunity to stop by the registration desk.  

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short Course 7

Register for all short courses when you register to attend the conference.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Concurrent Session J

 

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Session K

 

Daily Summary

Nearly all attendees leave Sunday, and many leave early in the morning, but if you can coordinate your schedule to travel later in the day, there are still many exciting sessions to attend!  Note - there’s no breakfast served today and the Exhibit hall is not open.  We hope you had an amazing conference and look forward to seeing you next year!  Don’t forget to stay connected on social media by following AAPOR on Twitter or joining the informal groups on Facebook.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can ask us here!

 


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