MAPOR 2018 Paper, Poster, and Panel Proposal Submission Form

The Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research’s 43rd annual conference welcomes paper, poster, and panel proposals exploring innovations in public opinion research. Abstracts on any topic related to public opinion research, communication, or methodology are encouraged. We are particularly interested in submissions that relate to our conference theme:

“Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research"


This year, our conference theme considers diversity in the broadest sense, including but not limited to gender, gender identity, race/ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability status, religion, and national origin.  We encourage abstract submissions on all facets of research related to public opinion, communication, surveys, and their methodologies. Topics may include but are not limited to: questionnaire design, interviewers and interviewing, election data, exit and political polling, “big data” and data science, location or geographic information, challenges facing the field due to technological and societal shifts, media effects on public opinion, the ethical use of social media data, public opinion on social, economic, and political issues, data collection issues and strategies, qualitative research techniques, cross-cultural research, hard-to-reach populations, total survey error, and data-quality issues. In addition to presenting at the conference, authors will have the option to post accepted papers or slides online at after the conference. 

The same author’s name may appear as the first author on a maximum of two submissions. If you plan to submit more than one abstract, please fill out separate submission forms for each abstract. 
All abstracts must be posted no later than 11:59pm CDT on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Accepted papers that share a theme will be scheduled for presentation during a paper session. Papers with more individualized topics will be scheduled for presentation during a poster session. MAPOR considers both types equally valuable. All submitters will be notified via e-mail by August 15, 2018 of their abstract’s acceptance status. For questions or issues with the submission process, please contact Ned English (2018 MAPOR Conference Chair) at: