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The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 74th Annual Conference ONLINE due to global travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference dates are November 2-6, 2021. The online conference timing will be set up as early morning in the US and Latin America, when it is afternoon in Europe, and evening in Asia and Australia. Sessions will be held each day 12:00 – 17:00 UTC (find a helpful time conversion tool here).

Not all public opinion research is welcomed during times of crises. How can our research be most effectively communicated both to leaders and to citizens when facing public health emergencies? What role should public opinion research play in societies facing political or economic turmoil? Our 2021 conference seeks to address these questions.


Virtual Conference Format

The WAPOR annual conference platform will be open for live online presentations during the conference and will be OPEN 90 days after to allow people to watch RECORDED PRESENTATIONS. 

The conference begins on November 2 with the WAPOR Welcome and the Member Business Meeting. We are also pleased to announce the keynote address, Alle, Nicht Jeder (Everyone, Not Anyone), to be given by Marta Lagos (MORI (CHILE) S.A.). Marta is the Founding Director of Latinobarómetro Corporation and is WAPOR’s National Representative in Chile. Full sessions begin on November 3 

The WAPOR conference has two types of sessions/panels: 1) REGULAR SESSIONS (individual research paper presentations) and 2) PANELS (submitted as pre-organized panels): 

1) REGULAR SESSIONS (60 MINUTES): The regular sessions will go LIVE online, with each speaker to present for 10 minutes. The session chair will allow access to the meeting at the start of the session and once the session has begun, presenters will be given 10 minutes for the presentation. Each session will have 4 speakers. The remaining time (20 minutes) will be for Q&A and discussions in the session.  

2) LIVE PANELS (60 MINUTES): The preorganized panels will allow 10 minutes for each speaker to present LIVE (or if there is any problem with technology and connection). Once the presenters conclude their presentations, there will be 20 minutes for Q&A and discussion. 

We also have a POSTER SESSION that is on the schedule for November 2, with a live Q&A from 16:00-17:00, but posters will have their own gallery that we encourage you to check out at any point during the conference. There you can view the posters and leave questions about them that the author can then answer directly. Please remember, all presentations will be available for 90 days after the conference.

There will be coffee breaks, the Award Ceremony on November 4 from 16:30-17:30 UTC, and other opportunities to greet old friends and new! You can find more information about the virtual conference timing HERE.


Conference Registration Pricing

*All non-member registrations INCLUDE a membership for 2022.

Registration TypeBy October 18After October 18
WAPOR Member$170$270
Non-Member (Tier A)*$295$395
Non-Member (Tier B)*$265$365
Non-Member (Tier C)*$235$335
WAPOR Student Member$80$130
Non-Member Student*$130$180

Please Note: Registration deadline is October 31. No registrations will be allowed after this date.