Regional and Thematic Conferences

Meetings to discuss professional and methodological issues are held at various locations around the world with the aim of bringing WAPOR programs closer to its members, wherever they may be. The most recent regional conferences were held in various locations. Click the links below for more information.

On 19-21 April 2023 we will hold the X Latin American Congress in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, with headquarters at the Universidad Anáhuac in full face-to-face format.

All professionals, specialists and academics linked to the study of public opinion from various areas, such as political science, communication, psychology, sociology or economics, are invited to participate in the meeting. The invitation is also open to all researchers in the region and other parts of the world.

The congress hopes to receive contributions about the challenges presented by research and analysis of public opinion in times of the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as with the polarization that is occurring in different societies that make up Latin American countries and its effect on the democracy in the region.

However, the congress is also open to contributions on other topics related to public opinion, such as the relationship between communication and citizen behavior, the influence of the media in the construction of the public agenda, the study of political attitudes citizens or the development of new methodologies for the investigation and analysis of public opinion.


  • Trust, participation, civic and political culture
  • Qualitative methodologies (focus groups, in-depth interviews, case studies, panel studies, etc.)
  • Digitization, new sources of information and Big Data
  • Statistical heritage and reliability of public information
  • Design of questionnaires, samples, response and non-response rates
  • Polarization
  • Comparative research on public opinion in Latin America
  • Populism
  • Emerging research with new technologies
  • Political processes and public opinion
  • Public opinion in the era of COVID 19
  • Challenges and methodological improvements
  • public opinion and gender
  • Social media and public opinion
  • Environment, sustainability and climate change
  • Transparency and communication of research data
  • Media, media effects and fake news
  • Voting and Electoral Studies

Current Regional and Thematic Conferences

Past Regional and Thematic Conferences