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Abstract Submissions Are Open for the 2022 AAPOR Conference!

by Darby Steiger, AAPOR Conference Chair

It’s October, and you know what that means…pumpkins, apples, hayrides…and AAPOR abstract submissions!! AAPOR is in full swing accepting abstracts for the 2022 Annual AAPOR Conference. We are seeking abstracts for a variety of submission types - papers, methodological briefs, posters, panels, and professional development roundtables. Abstract submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

The theme of this year’s AAPOR conference is “Come Together: Advancing Inclusion and Equity Through Data Collection, Measurement, and Community.” We remain optimistic that we can “come together” in Chicago in May and celebrate being reunited in person as an AAPOR community. The conference theme encourages us to showcase how our measurement and research is being refined, repurposed, reimagined, and redesigned to explore issues of justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity among historically underrepresented and underserved populations. As always, we also welcome submissions on a broad range of topics across public opinion, survey research methods, and social science research related to the 2022 conference tracks.  

Due to the possibility that COVID-19 may still be active in May, we have made the decision to shorten and shift the days of the conference in order to reduce the time that attendees need to be away from home. While the conference traditionally takes place from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning, the 2022 conference will begin at approximately noon CST on Wednesday, May 11, and conclude after the banquet and awards ceremony on Friday night, May 13.  

Please know that we are carefully and continuously monitoring the public health situation in Chicago and around the country to ensure that it will be safe to hold an in-person conference. If we are able to meet in person, we will implement a number of public health measures to make sure we all stay healthy. For example, we are likely to require that all attendees be fully vaccinated; we may also have masking requirements and collect proof of negative COVID-19 tests upon arrival, among other measures. For those who are unable to travel to Chicago, we will be creating a digital AAPOR 77th Annual Conference library with slides, video recordings, and any other supplemental materials for papers that are presented at the conference. 

In the meantime, during the abstract submission process, you will be asked about your willingness to present in person in Chicago, along with your willingness to present virtually, in the event that the conference needs to be moved to a virtual format. Thanks in advance for your flexibility as we make this tough decision! 

Whether we come together IRL (in real life) or URL (online), we are standing by, ready to receive your abstracts about the interesting research you and your colleagues have been conducting. Please submit your abstracts by November 5 and please consider signing up to be an abstract reviewer!