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MAPOR Announcements


MAPORNet is launched!

MAPOR members have a new benefit – MAPORNet. MAPORNet is a listserv for MAPOR members to communicate with each other and subscription is needed. MAPORNet can be used the following ways:
  • a forum on which to ask questions
  • for student members and young professionals to ask for advice from more experienced MAPOR members
  • a place to share information about upcoming events or job information
  • other communication that may be of interest to MAPOR members
If you are a MAPOR member and would like information on how to subscribe to MAPORNet, please contact MAPOR President Kristen Olson.

Newly elected 2014 MAPOR Officers

These individuals will join the Executive Council to serve in the following roles:


2014 Vice President/President-Elect (2015 President): Allyson Holbrook


2014 Associate Conference Chair (2015 Conference Chair): Matthew Courser


2014 Associate Secretary-Treasurer (2015 Secretary-Treasurer): Ipek Bilgen


A complete list of 2014 officers can be viewed here.


Latest Newsletter

Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors

Click here for more information about MAPOR sponsorship.



Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

  • Cvent
  • Indiana University - Center for Survey Research [website]
  • NORC [website]
  • Paul J. and Barbara J. Lavrakas
  • The Everett Group [credits]
  • University of Chicago Survey Lab [website]
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Survey Research Lab [website]
  • University of Michigan Institute for Social Research [website]
  • University of Nebraska, Gallup Research Center Survey Research & Methodology Program [website]
  • University of Wisconsin Survey Center [website]

2013 Annual MAPOR Conference

November 22-23, 2013

Conference Theme

Synergies in Measuring and Understanding Public Opinion


Conference Location

The 2013 conference was held at the Avenue Hotel in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving - Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23.


Conference Program

Click here for the final conference program, abstracts, and slides/paper (will take a few seconds to load).


2013 Student Paper Winners

  • David Sterrett, University of Illinois at Chicago. The Self-Interested Public: How Self-Interest Affects Policy Preferences.
  • Yuli Patrick Hsieh, Northwestern University, Testing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Recall Aids for Personal Networks Survey.

New MAPOR Fellow

Dr. Patricia Moy was named MAPOR Fellow at the 2013 conference. Dr. Moy was a former president of MAPOR, current editor of the Public Opinion Quarterly, and Christy Cressey Professor of Communication at the University of Washington.


New Conference Hotel for 2014!

The 2014 annual MAPOR Conference has a new home - the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The conference will take place Friday Nov. 21 - Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. Mark your calendars!


MAPOR members can voice concerns or other thoughts about this hotel change to MAPOR President Kristen Olson or Vice-President Allyson Hollbrook.




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