WAPOR Conference

WAPOR Conference

The World Association for Public Opinion Research(WAPOR) Asia Pacific chapter is delighted to announce that our Sixth Annual Conference will be held December 2-5, 2023 in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

The WAPOR Asia Pacific Sixth Annual Conference will be hosted and co-organized by the Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) at The Australian National University, with the Local Conference Chair Prof. Nicholas Biddle, Associate Director of CSRM and 2023 WAPOR Asia Pacific Conference Chair Prof. Holli Semetko (Emory University, USA).

Conference Theme: Public Opinion Research and the Social, Political, Security &Technology Challenges facing the Asia and Pacific Region

The 2023 WAPOR Asia Pacific conference theme focuses on public opinion research and the social, political and security challenges facing the Asia and Pacific region in our technology driven world. We welcome submissions based on quantitative, experimental and computational methods, mixed methods, as well as qualitative methods, and ask that you discuss methods and data sources in your abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. The first day of the conference will be career workshops, followed by two days of in-person panel sessions. We will then have one half or one day, Dec. 5th,for virtual presentations from those unable to attend in person. Submissions from contexts and countries outside the Asia Pacific region are also welcome. As many traveling to Australia will need visas, we are advancing the abstract submission deadline to August 31. Authors will be notified of acceptance/ rejection on a rolling basis starting from early July.

Presentation topics include but are not limited to:

Social research methodology, applications and techniques

Public opinion research, traditional and new venues and vendors

Disinformation, misinformation AI &conspiracy theories

Political campaigning, elections &voting behavior

Political parties, candidates, leaders, issues

Social media, advertising and online influence campaigns

News, politics and social trust

Mental health, public health

Peace, security and economic issues

Human values

Change and stability in opinions, attitudes and beliefs

The uses and impacts of internet technologies and social media platforms on society, politics, commerce

Blockchain, security and trust

Technology regulation, data privacy, public opinion

(Cyber)security, (cyber)diplomacy and (cyber)conflict

Global governance and human security issues such as the environment and climate change; war and conflict; poverty, inequality and human rights

Abstracts submission: https://2023-asia-pacific-sixth-annual-conference.events.wapor.org/

The agenda:

· 10:00-16:00 - Saturday 2nd December – Tour of Canberra

· 17:00-18:00 – Saturday 2nd December – Keynote address 1

· 18:00-19:30 – Saturday 2nd December – Canapes and informal meet and great

· 8:30-9:00 – Sunday 3rd December – Welcome to country and conference opening

· 9:00-10:30 – Sunday 3rd December – Keynote address 2

· 10:30-17:00 – Sunday 3rd December – Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and parallel sessions

· 18:00-20:30 – Sunday 3rd December – Conference dinner (optional)

· 9:00-10:30 – Monday 4th December – Keynote address 3

· 10:30-17:00 – Monday 4th December – Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and parallel sessions

· 9:00-10:30 – Tuesday 5th December – Keynote address 4 (online)

· 10:30-17:00 – Tuesday 5th December – Online parallel sessions and conference close

We look forward to you joining us the WAPOR Asia Pacific Sixth Annual Conference.

Updated:  23 October 2023/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications