The AAPOR Annual Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, May 18, at Bayou Oaks City Park North with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per golfer, club rental is extra. The Bayou Oaks Golf Course at City Park is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. Rebuilt after near destruction by Hurricane Katrina, the course offers four sets of tees ranging in length from almost 5740 yards at the tips to just about 4300 yards from the Gold Tees. City Park offers a challenging yet fun round for all levels of golfers! If you love to golf, make plans this year to arrive early enough to play a round before the AAPOR Annual Conference begins.
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
AAPOR’s Fun Run/Walk will be held bright and early on Saturday morning, May 20. The 2-mile Run/Walk will take place on the picturesque running paths along the Mississippi River. If you would like to enter into some competitive early morning exercise, or simply enjoy the morning air and incredible sights of downtown New Orleans, this is just right for you! All participants will receive bottled water. Register for the Fun Run/Walk online or at the Onsite Registration Desk. Conference 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 those record-breaking walkers.
Two Speed Networking sessions are offered each year at the Annual Conference. These interview opportunities are designed for those who are new to the field of survey research, those looking to make a change in their career or anyone interested in learning more about key organizations in our field. 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 19, from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. and Saturday, May 20, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., to join Speed Networking.
Poker “Fieldtrip” to Harrah’s
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 p.m.
Has poker been “solved”? Poker is a game of incomplete information employing heavy doses of both probability theory and psychology, but recently an AI-based bot (Libratus, built by researchers at Carnegie-Mellon) bested four of the best poker players in the world. Fortunately for us, Libratus will not be playing at AAPOR—but you can! Join us for a field trip to the nearby Harrah’s Casino, where AAPORites can show off their probability, math and psychology skills against poker players from around the world.
Experience New Orleans!
New Orleans is a magical place with a unique culture and way of life. Explore our about New Orleans pages [link to page] to learn more about the city in preparation for a trip you'll never forget!
It is said that in New Orleans, culture bubbles up from the streets. Nowhere is this more evident than in the music scene. You'll know it when you come across a street performance that rivals any ticketed show you've seen. Or when you find yourself inspired to sway, clap and move like never before.
The city is the birthplace of jazz and a mecca for gospel, R&B and ultimately, the rock and pop we love today. We aren't exaggerating when we say that a wholly original spirit of creativity and musical magic is alive on the streets and in the clubs of New Orleans. Experience unbelievable live musical performances in venues from swank lounges to tiny honky tonks to mega concerts in places like the Smoothie King Center.
George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
Whether or not you agree with Mr. Shaw, it is an indisputable fact that no place loves its food quite as sincerely - or as indulgently - as New Orleans. Some people eat to live, but New Orleanians live to eat. As a result, the city offers one of the most incredible - and incredibly diverse - concentrations of exceptional dining and unforgettable cuisine in the world.
Discover what attractions New Orleans has to offer. From historic sites to haunted walking tours, museums to live theatre. New Orleans has something for everyone. Take a bike ride along the Mississippi River, feed an alligator or stroll through time as you take in the stories behind one of our many historical attractions. New Orleans has so much to offer and caters to every traveler. So whether you're a sports fan, history buff, outdoor adventurer, aspiring chef or music lover, there's an attraction in New Orleans to suit your every need.