2020 Annual Conference

Why Representation Matters

November 20-21, 2020

Virtual Location! Accessible anywhere via Internet connection

Conference Chair: Sara Walsh, NORC at the University of Chicago

Associate Conference Chair: David Sterrett, NORC at the University of Chicago

Our conference theme asks the MAPOR community to consider why representation matters in the work we do everyday. Why do we value representation and why do we strive to achieve it in our polls, our study samples, and in our research design? Where does representation factor into our interviewing and research teams? Why do we place a premium on representative data? We think about representation continually in our daily work and for our conference, let’s gather together and center our discussion on Why Representation Matters. Our conference will feature many interesting sessions on all facets of research related to public opinion, communication, survey research, and their methodologies. We are looking forward to seeing you in November at the conference!

–Sara Walsh, 2020 MAPOR Conference Chair

To register for the MAPOR Annual Conference please click HERE.

Early Bird Registration for Non-Students: $50 plus annual membership

Early Bird Registration for Students: Free

After November 9th, registration costs will go up to $70 for non-students and $5 for Students.

Click here to view the Preliminary Conference Program!

Check back here for updates on speakers, virtual conference details, and program!

Information about our past conferences can be found here.

In Memoriam

MAPOR is very sad to announce the recent death of MAPOR Councilor Ashley Hyon, Vice President of Research & Survey Methods for Marketing Systems Group. In addition to her service to MAPOR as an At-Large Councilor and Webmaster, she was also heavily involved with PANJAAPOR as a prior President and AAPOR through Standard Definitions and other committee work. Ashley left a very deep impression on people and will be missed by many. Please read more about Ashley at the following link https://www.aapor.org/About-Us/In-Memoriam.aspx?utm_source=AAPOR-Informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=default.

2019 Annual Conference

Where Methods and Substance Meet:

Reflecting the Present and Shaping the Future of Public Opinion and Survey Research

November 22-23, 2019

Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654


Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski, Loyola University Chicago

Associate Conference Chair: Sara Walsh, NORC at the University of Chicago


This year, our conference theme encourages us to extend the strengths of the MAPOR community in our methodological and substantive research interests and focus on their intersection—how they shape and are shaped by each other. For example, how interviewers’ behaviors shape respondents’ survey answers and vice versa, how methods of gathering public opinion data may shape public opinion, and so forth. Our conference will feature many interesting sessions on all facets of research related to public opinion, communication, survey research, and their methodologies. We are looking forward to seeing you in November at the conference!

–Dana Garbarski, 2019 MAPOR Conference Chair

Conference highlights:

Short course on “Survey Weighting: Everything from Basic Concepts to Advanced Applications”

Brady West, Research Associate Professor at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan

Keynote on “Privacy, Politics and Data for Policy in U.S. Censuses

Recording of talk now available HERE

Barbara Anderson, Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies at University of Michigan and former member and chair of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee

Pedagogy Hour on “The Measurement of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Surveys

Justine Bulgar-Medina, Research Scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago

The final conference program is available here:

Conference Program

Conference presentations (organized by day and room) available here:

Conference Presentations

 

Information about our past conferences can be found here.