Public Policy and Opinion Research Professionals of the West Coast

Annual Conference

December 14-15, 2017 | San Francisco

Conference Overview

The 2016 PAPOR Conference featured two short courses and five panel discussions. To read more about these sessions, follow the Agenda and Downloads button above.

Short Courses

  • Usability Testing for Survey Research
  • Election Polls & Registration-Based Sampling: A New Method for Pre-Election Polling & Likely Voter Models

Conference Topics

  • Sampling, Design and Analysis
  • The 2016 Election – What Happened and What’s Next
  • The Survey Science, Data Science and Behavioral Science
  • Public Opinion on Important Social Issues
  • Survey Design and Best Practices
  • Marijuana and Public Opinion Change

PAPOR Student Paper Competition

PAPOR encourages students to submit papers related to surveys, public opinion, or market research for the annual Student Paper Competition. Papers must have been authored by graduate or undergraduate students currently attending colleges and universities within PAPOR’s region. For more information on how to apply, see the 2017 Student Paper Competition (PDF).

The first place winner receives a $250 prize and the opportunity to present his or her research at the 2017 PAPOR Annual Conference.

See the Student Paper Competition webpage for more information.

Mini Conference

Now available: Presentations from the 2017 Mini-Conference

PAPOR Trail Newsletter

Now Available:

July 2017 PAPOR Trail Newsletter (pdf)


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