Networking & Social Activities
The Annual AAPOR Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, May 16, at the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park was established October 26, 1896, and is the second oldest public golf course in the nation. It is a place where the leading figures of golf converge in history and where countless unsung heroes have championed the public game. Find out why Golf Digest has rated the facility as one of the best places to play in 2007, 2008 and 2009. From tee to green you will find a variety of challenges that will always bring you back for more! If you love to golf, make plans this year to arrive early enough to play a round before the annual conference begins.
AAPOR’s Fun Run/Walk will be held bright and early on Saturday morning, May 18. The Run/Walk will take place along two miles of the Seaport’s beautiful waterfront. If you would like to enter into some competitive early morning exercise, or simply enjoy the sea air and incredible view, this is just for you! All participants will receive bottled water. More information will be posted on the message board at the conference and volunteers will be available on Saturday morning to guide participants to the starting line. A waiver must be signed on site to participate. Awards will be given to the top runners and to those record-breaking walkers.
Few games better illustrate elementary probability theory than a fun game of poker. The derivation of an optimal game strategy appears to be beyond current game theory and has confounded mathematicians, statisticians and AAPORites for years. If you want to ponder one of the most popular practical applications of probability, join us Saturday night after the awards banquet for our annual Applied Probability session.
Two speed networking sessions are offered each year at the annual conference. These interview opportunities are designed for those who are exploring career possibilities. These sessions are not intended for commercial activities. Conference attendees may sign up for 15-minute sessions at the registration desk or during the networking session. A list of companies participating in the speed networking sessions and a sign-up sheet will be available at the registration desk. Reserve Friday, May 17, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 12:45 – 2:15 p.m., to join speed networking.
In the Spirit of Baseball – Fenway Park Tour
Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. Join your AAPOR colleagues at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, for an evening tour of the famous ballpark complete with a ride on the Old Town Trolley, appetizers and a non-alcoholic beverage at the Bleacher Bar. Find your own way back to your hotel while stopping to enjoy any one of hundreds of options that Boston has to offer. Better yet, organize your own group of friends and explore together. In a city steeped in history, create some of your own!
Special Event for Students:
Student Meet & Greet / Informal Dinner
Friday, May 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. * Back Bay Complex
Calling all students! Join us for a student meet-and-greet hosted by the AAPOR Membership & Chapter Relations Committtee. Come meet and mingle with other students, learn about AAPOR's resources, and share your thoughts about how AAPOR can best serve our student members. Refreshments will be provided. And whether or not you make it to the meet-and-greet, join other students for an informaal dinner off-site (meet ath the AAPOR Registration Desk at 7:45 p.m. , email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP).