AAPOR 78th Annual Conference
The AAPOR Annual Conference is the premier forum for the exchange of advances in public opinion and survey research.
The Conference allows attendees to network with colleagues, learn the latest updates and trends in the field and make new connections. The meeting highlights innovative research and includes short courses and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines from around the world.
In 2022, AAPOR celebrated coming together for our first in-person conference since 2019, and we challenged ourselves with disrupting public opinion research in the pursuit of equity and inclusion. In 2023, we will maintain this spirit but shift our focus to building collaborative partnerships and working together to face the challenges discussed in Chicago.
Collaboration and partnership is crucial for high-quality public opinion research and being able to hear all voices from the communities that we are measuring. Survey and public opinion researchers bring myriad technical skills to the table, but only when they build close working relationships with community partners and substantive experts does the most impactful research emerge. For the 2023 conference theme, we will be recognizing the importance of careful public opinion research to collaborative science, and reflecting on the importance of collaboration to gaining knowledge.
To this end, AAPOR members will be encouraged to submit joint abstracts, featuring a survey / public opinion research lead and a substantive / community lead who will provide a joint talk (or poster presentation). While abstracts of all types will still be considered, preference will be given to those that outline joint talks, where the substantive lead can talk about the research problem and the importance of collaborating with the research lead in solving that problem. The substantive leads can provide a continuing picture of the important role that our work plays in advancing science in a variety of areas, while the research leads can continue to describe innovative methods and results that provide value to the substantive lead.
We are looking forward to this opportunity to introduce more fields and communities to the important work being done by AAPOR members, and celebrating everything that AAPOR does to enhance collaborative science. Stay tuned for more information!
Brady T. West
2022-2023 Conference Chair