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The leading association
of public opinion and
survey research professionals
American Association for Public Opinion Research

Annual Conference

The AAPOR Annual Conference is the premier forum for the exchange of advances in public opinion and survey research. The Conference allows attendees to network with colleagues, learn the latest updates and trends in the field and make new connections. The meeting highlights innovative research and includes short courses and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines from around the world.

It’s time to download the AAPOR app from your app store and explore all that our 77th annual conference has to offer next week! The theme of our conference is “Come Together.”  In addition to attending our amazing opening plenary session moderated by Rob Santos, and soaking in all of the papers, posters and sessions, here’s what else you can Come Together & do each day of our conference next week in Chicago.


& CONNECT: Come to our New Member/All Chapter/Affinity Group Welcome Reception. Learn about AAPOR, see old & new friends, grab some hors d’oevres and drinks, and enter to win raffle prizes. (Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Riverwalk)
& SOCIALIZE: Join us for a pub crawl to check out the neighborhood. No registration necessary. (Meet in hotel lobby on Wednesday at 8:30 pm.)


& SUPPORT: Take part in our first-ever “Brainstorm Corner”, where you can support three of your AAPOR colleagues by helping them brainstorm how to tackle some of today’s hottest research challenges. (Thursday at 1:15 and 2:45 pm in Fountainview)
& LAUGH: Join us to check out the local improv scene and laugh the night away at Drunk Shakespeare.  Purchase your ticket in advance by emailing [email protected] (Meet in hotel lobby Thursday at 6:45 pm)


& LEARN: Attend the Annual Business Meeting for a re-cap of the unprecedented year AAPOR has had, to meet your outgoing and incoming Councilors, and to learn about our future initiatives. (Friday at 4:45 in Chicago Ballroom)
& PARTY: Don’t forget to pack your 1980’s outfits and join us for the post-banquet all-80’s dance & karaoke party! (Friday at 9:30 pm in Fountainview)


& GIVE BACK: Join us to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Saturday morning. If you can’t make it, please consider a donation to GCFD in honor of AAPOR’s 77th.
And finally,


& REPRESENT: Be sure to order your AAPOR swag so you can proudly represent at the conference and when you go home! Our winning slogan this year is “AAPOR: Unmasking Public Opinion Since 1947.”
& SAY THANKS: Our new AAPOR staff and our huge team of volunteers have done an incredible job to pull together this conference. Please say thanks when you see our staff or anyone wearing a volunteer ribbon!
See you in Chicago next week!
Darby Steiger
Conference Chair


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.