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70th Annual Conference

Lisbon, Portugal twilight cityscape at the Alfama District.

Lisbon, Portugal twilight cityscape at the Alfama District.

WAPOR Annual Conference
15-17 July 2017 • Lisbon, Portugal

 Preliminary Program 

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 70th annual conference 15-17 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The WAPOR conference will convene immediately prior to, and overlap with, the first day of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference.

Conference Theme:
Public Opinion and Policy-making

Recent technological developments have made it extremely easy for individuals to share their opinions, and persuade and mobilize others. Indeed, it is difficult to avoid mention or use of social media. Interestingly, while more and more citizens have access to means to express their opinions, more and more of them feel unrepresented and dissatisfied with political decision-making processes. They question their voice in the enactment of public policy, and they express disappointment and anger with the lack of responsiveness of political elites to public opinion. These deep feelings of discontent usually lead to bipolarization and surges of populism. Join us in Lisbon this summer for two and a half days of interesting and important research presented by professionals from around the globe.

Important Deadlines

Abstract deadline: January 18, 2017 (11:59 pm GMT)
Notification of decisions: February 15, 2017
Final day to confirm participation: March 15, 2017
Registration opens: April 1, 2017
Last day for WAPOR hotel room rates: April 13, 2017 (Hotel booking form)
(first-come, first-served and after this date based upon availability)
Deadline for sponsorship artwork for program: May 1, 2017 (More information)

Deadline for paper award submissions: May 15, 2017 (More information)
Last day for early registration: June 1, 2017
Last day for online registration: July 1, 2017

About the Conference Site and Hotel Information

The SANA Lisboa Hotel is ideally situated to explore the best that Lisbon has to offer. Situated in Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, a few steps from Praça do Marquês de Pombals, as well as from Picoas and Saldanha, the hotel is easily reached from the Lisbon airport. Enjoy walking around the streets in the hotel surroundings and breathe in the incredible atmosphere of Lisbon. Places outside of the city include the beaches of Cascais or the town of Sintra.

Reservations are guaranteed on a first-come, first-served basis and are offered to us at a substantial savings and includes breakfast. You will need to make your reservation using their booking form on our website. Reservations must be made no later than April 13, 2017. After this date, discounted rates may not apply.

-Single room rate €100.00
-Double room rate €110.00

These rates are per room, per night, including buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant, service charges and 6% VAT. City Tax not included: € 1.00 per person, per night.

Registration Information

Conference registration will open on April 1. Conference registration will include the welcome reception on the 15th, all coffee breaks, two lunches and the award dinner on the 16th.

Registration Type

By June 1

After June 1

WAPOR Member $320 $400
Non-Member (Tier A)* $445 $525
Non-Member (Tier B)* $418.75 $498.75
Non-Member (Tier C)* $382.50 $462.50
WAPOR Student Member $200 $250
Student Non-Member $250 $300

*All non-member registrations include a 2017 WAPOR membership. Memberships are based on WAPOR’s tier system which allows us to discount memberships for countries identified as developing nations. Membership will begin upon registration.

Queries about the Conference

Questions about the conference should be directed to Conference Chair Susana Salgado (waporlisbon2017@gmail.com) or WAPOR Executive Coordinator Renae Reis (renae@wapor.org).


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