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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Annual Conference

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) will hold its 76th Annual Conference virtually from May 3-14, 2021. Short courses will be offered during the week of May 3 and the conference presentations will occur May 11-14.
Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the premier forum for the exchange of advances in public opinion and survey research.

Details about the registration costs are in the table below.

Registration Type Early Bird Registration
On or before March 26
Regular Registration
March 27 through the end of the meeting
Members $199 $239
Student Members $99 $129
Honorary Life Members $50 $75
Nonmembers $399 $449
Student Nonmembers $149 $149
Short Courses $100 $100

As part of the registration process, you will first be asked to update your demographic profile for our records. Having up-to-date demographic information helps us to keep up to date on who our AAPOR attendees are, evaluate how AAPOR is meeting our organizational goals related to inclusion and equity, and meet the diverse needs of all meeting attendees.

Conference Platform

If you registered for the AAPOR 76th Annual Conference, you should have received an email on Friday, April 30 with instructions for accessing our virtual conference platform, Pathable. The email was sent from no-reply [at] pathable [dot] com to the email address you used to register for the conference. Didn't receive the email? Learn more about accessing the virtual conference platform.

See What's Happening at AAPOR 2021

Browse the full Conference Program and Abstract Book as PDFs, and search more than 500 abstracts across 13 topical tracks in the interactive schedule.


Mini-Conference: Data Collection, Measurement, and Public Opinion During a Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended data collection and public opinion research in unprecedented ways. The mini-conference sessions offered throughout the conference will explore what we as survey researchers and public opinion professionals have learned and experienced during the pandemic. Learn more about the mini-conference.

Short Courses

Register for up to eight excellent short courses held during the week of May 3. Short courses are only $100 per course. See details for all eight short courses.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain access to the leaders and decision-makers in public opinion polling and survey research. Registration is open for all exhibit and sponsorship levels on a first-come, first-served basis. View the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus.

Questions About Going Virtual?

Read more about the decision and see frequently asked questions about the virtual conference.

Sustaining Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Abt Associates
D3 Systems, Inc.
Marketing Systems Group

Silver Sponsors

Ipsos Public Affairs, LLC
Ironwood Insights Group, LLC


Oxford University Press
Precision Research
Promark Research

Notice to Federal Employees

The Annual AAPOR Conference conforms to the OPM definition of a “developmental assignment.” It is intended for educational purposes; over three quarters of time schedule is for planned, organized exchange of information between presenters and audience, thereby qualifying under section 4101 of title 5, United States Code as a training activity. The AAPOR Conference is a collaboration in the scientific community, whose objectives are to provide a training opportunity to attendees; teach the latest methodology and approaches to survey research best practices; make each attendee a better survey researcher, and; maintain and improve professional survey competency.