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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Student Poster Competition

The AAPOR 2020 Annual Conference will not be held in person. The Conference Chair and the Executive Council are in the process of restructuring the conference into a format that is not dependent on a face-to-face meeting yet offers much of the same programming. We will update this page as soon as more information is available.

The best student poster is one of the categories in the All-AAPOR poster contest at the 75th Anniversary Conference held May 2020 in Atlanta.
To be eligible for the student poster award, poster presenters must be current students (graduate or undergraduate) at the time of the abstract submission, or must have received their degree during the preceding academic year. Faculty coauthors are permitted on student posters, but the student must be the first and presenting author on the poster. The research must have been substantially completed while the student authors were enrolled in a degree program.

To be eligible for the award, attendees must have their poster abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference and indicate that they want to participate in the poster contest at the time of accepting their poster presentation. The award committee will consider all posters that relate to the study of public opinion and survey methodology, whether they focus on theory, substantive findings, research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and/or statistical techniques used in such research.
A prize of $100 will be awarded to the student poster judged the “best” overall based on the content of the poster, the quality of the visual display of information on the poster, and the ability of the presenter to successfully and succinctly present the subject matter in the poster. For each session, a panel of researchers from AAPOR’s membership, drawn from academic, commercial, government, and non-profit sectors, will judge the posters. The winning posters will be announced at the conference.
All students will present posters at the same time.
Note that posters accepted for presentation must include all information required by the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics & Practices.

Sustaining Sponsors

NORC at the University of Chicago
Ipsos Public Affairs, LLC

Platinum Sponsors

Headway in Research

Gold Sponsors

Marketing Systems Group
ABT Associates
The Logit Group

Silver Sponsors

Data Independence
Lucid Holding LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Adapt, Inc.
Reconnaissance Market Research
Social Data Science Center

Conference Supporters

Precision Opinion


StataCorp LLC
ASDE Survey Sampler
Roper Center
Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
Oxford University Press

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.