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Events and 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, and special events.
Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, May 18 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 19 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p. m.
Saturday, May 20 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

New Member and All Chapter Welcome Mixer and Chef Tasting Party
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Touching base with colleagues and old friends is what this party is all about! Sponsor, exhibitor, first-time attendee or old hand, this is your opportunity to start the conference on the right foot. Balance the intensity of AAPOR educational sessions with the satisfaction of meeting colleagues who share your interests. Take a moment to visit your chapter colleagues and share insights from what you’ve learned. A light dinner of “chef tastings” food stations will sustain your evening.
AAPOR Presidential Address & Lunch
Friday, May 19, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Join fellow attendees before lunch on Friday for an insightful presidential address from AAPOR’s President Roger Tourangeau.
AAPOR Membership & Business Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 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. We are pleased to introduce a new format in New Orleans that will provide more time for Q&A.
AAPOR President’s Reception & AAPOR Awards Banquet
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
AAPOR’s traditional Saturday night program is a chance to enjoy a cold drink at the President’s Reception before joining colleagues for a delicious meal at the Annual Awards’ Banquet. Join us to toast the award winning accomplishments of AAPOR members and to welcome the newly election Executive Council.
AAPOR Post Banquet Cabaret Lounge
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
If hitting the nightclubs of New Orleans isn’t your thing, we encourage you to catch up with friends – old and new – at AAPOR’s Post Banquet Cabaret Lounge. Featuring live ?type? music and cabaret style seating, provides one last chance to visit with your AAPOR friends before the conference ends on Sunday.
Calling all students and early career professionals!
Be sure to check the conference program for a full listing of activities and events geared toward student and early career professions, but for now here are a few highlights to be sure to add to your calendar and rsvp here!  If you have any questions about being a student and early career professional at the conference, or any events that will be offered, please email Justine Bulgar-Medina (justine.bulgarmedina@gmail.com).
Student & Early Career Early-Arrival Dinner Meet-Up
Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.
Arriving at the conference early? Join members of AAPOR’s Membership & Chapter Relations Committee for a pre-conference dinner meet-up offsite. Have the opportunity to get started meeting other students and early career professionals, while exploring the city a bit, before the conference even begins!  Plan to meet in the hotel lobby and head over together.
Student & Early Career Early-Arrival Lunch Meet-Up
Thursday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join members of AAPOR’s Membership & Chapter Relations Committee for a lunch meet-up to kick off the start to the conference. Have the opportunity to meet other students and early career professionals, learn about AAPOR’s resources and get important tips for getting the most out of the conference, before the formal program begins!
Meet in the hotel lobby at 11:15 a.m. and we’ll head offsite for an informal lunch and return in time to attend first sessions.
Student & Early Career Dinner Meet-Up
Friday, May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Join members of the AAPOR Membership & Chapter Relations Committee for a dinner meet-up Friday night at 6:00 p.m. Meet and mingle with other students and early career professionals and take an opportunity to explore the city a bit.  After dinner, we’ll have a bar crawl to continue the fun!  Stay tuned for more details, and we hope you can make it for at least some of the evening’s events!
Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 p.m. and we’ll head offsite for an informal dinner.
Student & Early Career Focus Group
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a short focus group, with breakfast served, to share your thoughts about how AAPOR can best serve our student and early career members and offer feedback on your conference experiences thus far.  An advance RSVP will be required for this event, to ensure we have adequate space.  All those who attend and complete the focus group discussions will be entered to win a voucher good for use in the conference bookstore!
Check the full conference program for the exact room location in the conference hotel for the focus group meeting.

Platinum Sponsors

ABT Associates
Headway in Research

Gold Sponsors

AVP Social Science Research
Dial800/Reconnect Research

Silver Sponsors

Oxford University Press

Bronze Sponsors


Conference Supporters



3Q Global
ABT Associates
Adapt, Inc.
ASDE Survey Sampler
AVP Social Science Research
cApStAn LQC Inc
Dial800/Reconnect Research
Gravic Inc Remark Software
Headway in Research
Issues & Answers Network
Langer Research Associates
Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
Opinion Access
Provalis Research
Reconnaissance Market Research
Revily Inc
Stampede Consulting
Stata Corp LP
Swift Prepaid Solutions