Conference Highlights

The AAPOR Annual Conference is the premier gathering of survey and public opinion researchers from around the globe. The AAPOR 69th Annual Conference Highlights include:

NEW! AAPOR ResearchHack
Thursday, May 15 - Friday, May 16
AAPOR will be hosting its first-ever ResearchHack to challenge the great minds of new members to innovate research methodology using the popular Instagram app as a data collection tool AAPOR is proud to partner with Feeding America to present a real-life research problem for the participants (or hackers) to address. The ResearchHack will take place over a two-day period starting at noon on Thursday, May 15, and concluding on Friday, May 16. The teams will pitch their proposal to an esteemed panel of leading research experts. The winning team will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 17, and will receive bragging rights, a prize and the opportunity to execute their winning idea! More information to follow on

Networking Opportunities
Several events are planned to encourage attendees to network with colleagues. A 10-minute conversation during speed networking or during a session break could make all the difference in your career! Gather with old friends and meet new ones at evening dinners, receptions, the golf outing, special events and applied probability.

Exhibit Hall
Thursday, May 15, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The AAPOR Annual Conference Exhibit Hall is your best source of information about products, services, survey planning and design from key vendors interested in the important issues facing the survey community.

New Member & All-Chapter Reception
Thursday, May 15, 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Places to go and people to meet – that’s what this reception is all about! Sponsor, exhibitor, first-time attendee or old hand, this is your opportunity to get started on the right foot, balancing the intensity of AAPOR education sessions with the satisfaction of meeting colleagues who share your interests. Take a moment to visit your regional colleagues, and share insights from what you’ve learned.

Dinner and Plenary Session
Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a great meal and the mental stimulation that only the AAPOR conference can deliver. The floor will be open for questions following the plenary presentation. More information on the plenary session topic and speakers will be available soon.

Presidential Address
Friday, May 16, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Join fellow attendees before lunch on Friday for an insightful presidential address from AAPOR President Rob Santos.

Networking Luncheon
Saturday, May 17, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Saturday's networking lunch is the setting to meet up with old and new friends. Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of AAPOR's Fun Run/Walk and Annual Golf Outing participants. A visit from a very special guest is also on the agenda.

AAPOR Membership and Business Meeting
Saturday, May 17, 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
AAPOR members are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting to learn more about the past year’s accomplishments and future initiatives of the association.

President’s Reception & AAPOR Awards Banquet
Saturday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
AAPOR’s traditional Saturday night program is a chance to enjoy a cool drink at the President’s Reception before joining colleagues for a delicious meal and spirited idea exchange. Join us as we welcome the newly-elected executive councilors and toast the award-winning accomplishments of AAPOR members.

It's Back - Post-Banquet Party!
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand! Enjoy dancing the night away with a D.J. at this Hollywood-themed event! And don't forget to stop by the photo booth with your fellow AAPORites to "capture the moment." Don't miss this much anticipated event where you can catch up with friends at this AAPOR party! 

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Sunday, May 18, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
A new feature for 2014, we invite you to our Breakfast Roundtable Discussion on Sunday. Join seasoned political pollsters James Fishkin, Steven Kull, Celinda Lake, Jon McHenry, along with moderators Robert Y. Shapiro and Cliff Zukin, for “Leaders and Public Opinion: Real-World Politics and Possibilities,” a concluding discussion of the conference theme. This discussion is also part of a follow-up discussion to Polling and Democracy,” the Report of the AAPOR Task Force Report on Public Opinion and Political Leadership.

Conference Countdown

Thank you to our 2014 Annual Conference Sponsors




Marketing Systems Group

The Nielsen Company



RTI International

ICF International

The Urban Institute

American Institutes for Research





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