For several years, directors of academic survey centers met casually at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) during the AAPOR annual conference. During the meeting in 2006, it was agreed that the academic survey center directors would benefit from a more formal organization and to hold a meeting apart from AAPOR. In addition to its lunch gatherings each year at AAPOR, AASRO has also been holding annual meetings since February, 2007. Below, we provide information regarding those meetings.
AASRO's 9th Annual Meeting will be held at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy's Survey Research Center, on the beautiful Rutgers University flagship campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Associate Survey Center Director Marc Weiner). The meeting will feature sessions on GIS in survey research, how to effectively "communicate what we do" as academic survey research centers, and IT systems and software for survey project management. Scott Keeter of the Pew Research Center and Cliff Zukin, former AAPOR president, will give invited talks. In addition, there will be discussion and information-sharing on the challenges and issues facing academic survey research centers. Please see the draft meeting agenda and registration information. We look forward to seeing you in March!
The annual AASRO member luncheon at the AAPOR Conference was highlighted by a presentation from Mario Callegaro of Google, who spoke about "The Challenges of Surveying in a Multi-Device World." It was great to see a strong turnout of AASRO members at this annual AAPOR gathering!
AASRO's 8th Annual Director's Meeting was held in the Student Services Building on the vibrant University of Illinois at Chicago campus (Survey Center Director Tim Johnson). The meeting featured many informative sessions covering a wide range of topics (Click here for the [Meeting Agenda]). A recording of one of the excellent sessions is available here: Growing as a University Research Center Leader and Manager. Attendees also enjoyed a Second City Show on Friday night and a Saturday afternoon bus tour of Chicago neighborhoods that highlighted the city's rich labor movement history. Please enjoy some photographs from the meeting here: Kennedy Award, Dinner Cheers to Kennedy Award Winner, Gavel Passing, AASRO Presidents, Group Photo.
The annual AASRO member luncheon at the AAPOR Conference was highlighted by a presentation from AAPOR Vice President Michael Link, who spoke about "How Emerging Technologies are Changing the Game in Academic Survey Organizations." Click [here] for his presentation.
AASRO's 7th Annual Director's Meeting was held in the Holloway Commons Building on the beautiful University of New Hampshire campus in Durham (Survey Center Director Andrew Smith). In addition to a rich meeting (Click here for the [Meeting Agenda]), attendees were treated to a UNH ice hockey game. The President's Report was given by outgoing AASRO President Larry Hembroff (click here for the report) along with a summary of AASRO activities for 2012-13 that was published in the University of Illinois at Chicago's Survey Research Newsletter (click here for the summary). To read a summary of the meeting click [here]. Several presentations from the conference are available here: Address Based Sampling, Adopting a Framework for Organizational Management, Overcoming Business Challenges, and Adopting a Framework for Project Management. Please also take a moment and enjoy some photographs from the meeting here: Kennedy Award, Gavel Passing, AASRO Presidents, Program Chair Andrew Smith, Group Photo, Dinner1, Dinner2, John Stevenson1, John Stevenson2.
AASRO members gathered during AAPOR’s 67th Annual Conference to hear a presentation by guest speaker Gary Langer. Click here for his presentation.
The Georgia Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia (Director Jim Bason) hosted the 2012 AASRO Director’s meeting in Athens, Georgia. Click here for the Meeting Agenda. To read a summary of the meeting click here.
AAPOR's 66th Annual Conference served as the backdrop for AASRO's annual meeting with guest speaker Dr. Robert M. Groves, Director of the Census Bureau.
The Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University (Director John Tarnai) hosted the 2011 AASRO Director’s meeting on the Washington State University Campus in Pullman, Washington. Click here for the Meeting Agenda. To read a summary of the meeting click here.
The Indiana University Center for Survey Research (Director John Kennedy) hosted the 2010 AASRO Directors meeting. The meetings were convened in the Indiana Memorial Union. Click here for the Meeting Agenda. To read a summary of the meeting click here.
The University of South Carolina (USC) Institute of Public Service and Policy Research (Robert Oldendick, Executive Director) hosted the 2009 AASRO Directors' meeting. The meetings were convened in The Inn at USC. A panel of USC administrators advised the audience on economic conditions facing universities and government agencies and their effect on research centers. Click here for the Meeting Agenda. To read a summary of the meeting click here.
The University of California at Berkeley's Survey Research Center (Robert Lee, Director of Survey Operations) hosted the 2008 AASRO Directors' meeting in the Hotel Durant in Berkeley. The meetings began on Thursday afternoon with a panel discussion on the future of survey research. The main purpose of the 2008 meeting was to define the mission of AASRO. The Declaration of Interdependence was signed by all directors attending. Click here for the Meeting Agenda. To read a summary of the meeting click here.
The University of Michigan Survey Research Center (Robert Groves, Director) hosted the first meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Institute of Social Research in February 2007. Click here for the Meeting Agenda and meeting summary. To see a photo of participants at that first meeting, click here.