Crawl, Walk or Run in AAPOR Conference Extracurriculars

Dave DesRoches, Conference Operations Chair, and Debbie Rexrode, Associate Chair

Get your carb fix during the Pub Crawl on Friday night and come prepared for the The Fun Run/Walk, ambitiously scheduled for early Saturday morning. You’ll find plenty of opportunity to relax and socialize when you’re not taking in sessions and short courses at the 2010 AAPOR Conference. Hundreds of attendees will maintain the strong AAPOR tradition of coming together for meals —lunch on Friday and Saturday and dinner on Thursday and Saturday —as well as receptions (on Thursday, welcoming new members and showcasing regional chapters; and Saturday, the President’s Reception before the Awards Banquet).

A Chicago jazz quartet will provide music during the President’s Reception and dinner.You can catch your breath between conference sessions, chat about presentations you've attended and grab a snack while you visit the Exhibit Hall during our morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. We will be offering continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday in the Exhibit Hall. During the hour-long afternoon breaks on Friday and Saturday you'll be able to explore the poster presentations, visit with authors at the Meet the Author sessions, and browse the book exhibit. The afternoon refreshment break on Saturday is sure to bring a crowd into the Exhibit Hall for the AAPOR Book Sale. Our book exhibit coordinator, Mandy Sha, is bringing in some great publishers, so you won't want to miss this.


Sunshine Hilygus (l.) and Nancy Whelchel display two of the essentials for the early-morning AAPOR golf outing: iced coffee and sun block.

Photo: Lori and Steve Everett from the 2009 Conference, Hollywood, Florida









Mark Your Calendars

THURSDAY  AAPOR Golf Coordinator Craig Hill has arranged our annual golf outing at Harborside International, on Chicago’s South Side about 15 miles from downtown. Tee times begin 8 a.m. Thursday. Greens fees, including cart and range balls, are $82 per person. Sign up at on-site registration desk.

FRIDAY  On Friday night, intrepid AAPOR volunteers will lead the annual pub crawl. Socialize with old friends and make new ones while enjoying Chicago’s unparalleled nightlife.

SATURDAY Keep up the momentum from the night before by participating in the annual early morning 5k Fun Run/Walk along Lake Michigan. Get your blood flowing and engage in some friendly competition.On Saturday evening after the banquet, head over to the Applied Probability session to test your skills at a hand of poker, Texas hold em’ or blackjack.