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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Schedule at a Glance

AAPOR has worked to make the Annual Conference schedule easy to participate across multiple time zones. All major activities, with the exception of evening receptions, will take place between the following times:
 
9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Eastern Time‎
‎8 A.M. – 4 P.M. Central Time‎
‎7 A.M. – 3 P.M. Mountain Time‎
‎6 A.M. – 2 P.M. Pacific Time
‎2 P.M. – 10 P.M. Greenwich Mean Time
‎3 P.M. – 11 P.M. Central European Standard Time

All times below are in U.S. Eastern Time.
 

May 3 – May 7, 2021


Monday, May 3, 2021 | Short Course Week
 
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Course 1: Doing Reproducible Research: Best Practices and Practical Tools for the Social Sciences
 
‎10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Committee and Affinity Group Meetings
 
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Course 2: Designing Survey Experiments when Treatment Effects are Heterogeneous 
 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Short Course Week
 
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Course 3: Transitioning from Interviewer-Administered Surveys to "Push to Web" with a Focus on Questionnaire Design and Mode Effects
 
‎10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Committee and Affinity Group Meetings
 
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Course 4: Biosocial Data Collection and Analysis
 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | Short Course Week
 
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Course 5: Deepening and Enriching Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis with Creative Methods
 
‎10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern
 
Executive Council Meetings
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Course 6: Identifying and Correcting Errors in Big Data
 

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | Short Course Week
 
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Course 7: Using (Non-)Probability Sample Surveys for Public Opinion Research
 
‎10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Committee and Affinity Group Meetings
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern Course 8: Tidy Survey Analysis in R using the srvyr Package
 

May 10 – May 14, 2021


Monday, May 10, 2021 | Day 0 of Conference
 
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern

 
AAPOR Conference Information Session: How to Get the Most Out of the Conference
 
‎5:00 PM – 8:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
New(er) AAPOR Member Happy Hour
 


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | Day 1 of Conference
 

‎10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
 
Polling the Electorate During a Pandemic: Opening Plenary Session #1 and Conference ‎Welcome*

Jennifer Agiesta, CNN
Jen De Pinto, CBS
Lydia Saad, Gallup
Emily Swanson, AP
Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center (Moderator)


The 2020 election cycle was unlike any in modern history. This plenary session will ‎examine what we learned about the electorate, voting, election night, and ‎polling in general from the 2020 election season. ‎

*This session will not be recorded.
 
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Coffee Break and Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!‎
 
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session A: Prerecorded Sessions
 
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session A: Prerecorded Sessions
 
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session A: Live Sessions
 
‎1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
 
Coffee Break and Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
‎2:00 PM – 3:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Round Tables and Speed Networking
 
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session B: Prerecorded Sessions
 
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session B: Prerecorded Sessions
 
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session B: Live Sessions
 
‎4:30 PM – 5:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Coffee Break and Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
All-Chapter Virtual Mixer
 
 

May 12, 2021 | Day 2 of Conference

 
‎‎10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern
 
Round Tables and Speed Networking
 
‎10:30 AM – 12:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session C: Prerecorded Sessions
 
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session C: Prerecorded Sessions
 
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session C: Live Sessions
 
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
 
Presidential Address by 2020-2021 President Daniel Merkle
 
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
‎2:00 PM – 4:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session D: Prerecorded Sessions
 
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session D: Prerecorded Sessions
 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session D: Live Sessions
 
‎‎4:00 PM – 5:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Round Tables & Speed Networking
 

 

May 13, 2021 | Day 3 of Conference

 
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session E: Prerecorded Sessions
 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session E: Prerecorded Sessions
 
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session E: Live Sessions
 
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Annual Awards Ceremony
 
‎1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session F: Prerecorded Sessions
 
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session F: Prerecorded Sessions
 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session F: Live Sessions
 
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session G: Prerecorded Sessions
 
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session G: Prerecorded Sessions
 
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session G: Live Sessions
 
 

May 14, 2021 | Day 4 of Conference

 
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern
 
AAPOR Award Winners Keynote‎ Closing Plenary

Celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 AAPOR Awards ‎through the inaugural AAPOR Award Winners Keynote Session. The speakers and ‎themes of their talks will be announced at the May 13 Award Ceremony.‎
 
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM‎ Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
11:30 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session H: Prerecorded Sessions
 
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session H: Prerecorded Sessions
 
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern
 
Concurrent Session H: Live Sessions
 
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
 
Coffee Break & Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall!
 
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session I: Prerecorded Sessions
 
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern
 
Live Q&A for Concurrent Session I: Prerecorded Sessions
 
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM‎ Eastern
 
Concurrent Session I: Live Sessions
 
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern
 
Annual Business Meeting
 

Sustaining Sponsors

Westat

Platinum Sponsors

ReconMR
RTI

Gold Sponsors

Abt Associates
D3 Systems, Inc.
Marketing Systems Group
NORC

Silver Sponsors

EdChoice
ICF
Ipsos Public Affairs, LLC
Ironwood Insights Group, LLC
Voxco

Exhibitors

Precision Research
Stata

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.