Events

5/18/2017 - New Orleans, Louisiana AAPOR 2017 - 72nd Annual Conference

During AAPOR 2017, ​NORC experts will be participating in sessions and making presentations throughout the duration of the conference. A number of NORC staff and researchers will be at AAPOR, chairing, organizing, presenting and participating in sessions.

11/18/2016 - Chicago, IL The 2016 Annual MAPOR Conference

11/16/2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana 2016 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2016 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from November 16 to 20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans. This year's theme is a "New Lens on Aging." GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting brings together 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 450 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.

11/10/2016 - Washington, DC, Health Affairs Briefing: A Culture of Health

The November 2016 thematic issue of Health Affairs is devoted to the topic of Culture of Health. Register for the November 10 briefing!

10/29/2016 - Denver, CO American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2016

The American Public Health Association's (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting is in Denver, Colorado from October 29 to November 2. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.

10/27/2016 - Chicago, IL NSHAP Data Users Conference

NORC at the University of Chicago will host a Data Users Conference October 27-28, 2016 for new users of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), and invites paper proposals by August 15 (Deadline extended!). Selected proposals will receive an early beta release of Wave 3 data.

10/26/2016 - Minneapolis, MN National Association of Health Data Organizations: 31st Annual Meeting

​The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) will host its 31st Annual Meeting from October 26-28 in Minneapolis.  This year's theme is Beyond the Ballot: Nonpartisan Approaches for Healthcare Data, Tools, and Ideas to Inform Health Policy.

10/24/2016 - Atlanta, Georgia American Evaluation Association: Evaluation 2016

​The American Evaluation Association will host it's 2016 Evaluation conference from October 24-29, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's theme will be "Evaluation + Design."

9/30/2016 - Chicago, IL 2016 Chicagoland Research Symposium

​Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging invites you to join the 2016 Chicagoland Research Symposium for researchers in the field of aging. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with other local researchers to exchange ideas, discuss current projects, and perhaps plant seeds for partnerships.

9/20/2016 - , Webinar: Extending the Total Survey Error Perspective to Multiple-Surveys and Big Data

​On September 20, AAPOR will host a webinar with NORC Senior Fellow Tom W. Smith, "Extending the Total Survey Error Perspective to Multiple-Surveys and Big Data."

8/25/2016 - , Webinar: Data Visualizations for Early Warning Systems

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia and CAN Analysis & Solutions will be presenting a free webinar, Data Visualizations for Early Warning Systems, on August 25.

8/23/2016 - Atlanta, GA The National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media (NCHCMM)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Public Health Information Coalition, and the Society for Health Communication will be hosting the tenth annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media (NCHCMM) from August 23 – 25, 2016 in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel.

8/20/2016 - Seattle, WA 111th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

The American Sociological Association (ASA), will be hosting its 111th Annual Meeting from August 20 to 23 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel. This year’s theme will be, “Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?"

7/26/2016 - Chicago, IL 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

NORC will be in attendance at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). This year’s meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois from July 30 to August 4, at McCormick Place. A number of NORC experts and staff are participating in a variety of events, technical sessions, and roundtables, as well as sharing new posters and publications. This year’s theme is “The Extraordinary Power of Statistics.”

6/26/2016 - Boston, MA AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2016

AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA from Sunday, June 26 – 28.

6/23/2016 - Chicago, IL Chicago Innovation Awards Un-Gala

​​The Chicago Innovation Awards’ Un-Gala will be held on Thursday, June 23, at Morgan’s Manufacturing in Chicago, IL. Join 400 of Chicago's brightest thinkers coming together for an evening. Business and civic leaders representing big businesses, emerging start-ups, technologists, investors, and others who form the backbone of Chicago's innovation community will be in attendance.

6/22/2016 - , Free Webinar - Intimate Partner Violence SBIRT: The WINGS Intervention Model

​This free webinar will present recent research findings on WINGS (Women Initiating New Goals of Safety), which is an evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment and service (SBIRT) tool designed for women who use drugs or alcohol.

6/20/2016 - Geneva, Switzerland ICES-V

​The Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the International Conference Center, on June 20-23, 2016. Continuing in the traditions of ICES-I to ICES-IV, ICES-V intends to explore new areas of establishment statistics as well as to reflect state-of-the-art at the time of holding the conference.

3/28/2016 - Chicago, IL Celebrating 75 Years of Research

​NORC, in partnership with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Division of Social Sciences, is proud to present a joint demography symposium in celebration of NORC’s 75th anniversary and the University of Chicago’s 125th anniversary.

11/18/2015 - FL, GSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting their 68th Annual Scientific Meeting from November 18-22 at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Orlando, Florida. This year’s Meeting theme is “Aging as a Life Process."

11/17/2015 - Chicago, IL Data Science Chicago Meetup: 75 years in the Data Trenches

NORC President and Chief Executive Office Dan Gaylin will be leading a talk for Data Science Chicago, “75 years in the Data trenches,” on Wednesday, November 18 in Chicago, IL.

11/10/2015 - Chicago, IL Evaluation 2015: American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting

The American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Evaluation 2015 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL, from November 9 to November 14, 2015. NORC will be in attendance, with a number of presentations and sessions. This year's theme is "Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation’s Successes Around the Globe," and aims to inspire and energize evaluation professionals from around the world to spotlight what has gone well in evaluation.

10/30/2015 - Chicago, IL 143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition

​The 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, from October 30 to November 4, 2015. NORC will be in attendance, with a number of presentations and events.

9/24/2015 - Los Angeles, CA Online News Association 2015 Conference

​The Online News Association’s 2015 Conference & Awards Banquet, Sept. 24-26, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, is the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media.

8/22/2015 - Chicago, IL The 110th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

​​The 110th American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House in Chicago, IL, from August 22 to 25. NORC will be in attendance, with a number of presentations and events. 

8/8/2015 - Seattle, WA 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

6/16/2015 - , WAPOR 68th Annual Conference

For the first time in its history, WAPOR Annual Conference will take place in a Latin American country. The event will be held on June 16-19, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co organized with the Universidad de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF).

6/14/2015 - Minneapolis, MN AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

5/29/2015 - Washington DC, Health Datapalooza 2015

This year’s Health Datapalooza will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C., from Sunday, May 31 to Wednesday, June 3.

5/17/2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL IFD&TC 49th Annual Conference

5/14/2015 - Hollywood, FL AAPOR 70th Annual Conference

NORC is a platinum sponsor of AAPOR’s 70th Annual Conference.  We will be launching AmeriSpeak at AAPOR with special presentations, a 20’ booth devoted to AmeriSpeak, the A/V sponsorship, and a cocktail reception on Friday, May 5th.  NORC booth numbers are 300/302.

4/16/2015 - Chicago, IL NORC at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting

​Join NORC at the 2015 AERA Annual Conference April 16-20 in Chicago, IL. AERA focuses on improving the educational processes through scholarly inquiry related to education, evaluation, and practical use of research findings.  

12/11/2014 - Bethesda, MD Parent and Community Support for Early Grade Reading

​NORC’s Yvonne Cao, Principal Research Analyst, International Projects, and Aparna Ramesh, Research Analyst, International Projects, will be presenting a USAID Global Reading Network Seminar, “Parent and Community Support for Early Grade Reading” on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm EST.

11/15/2014 - Washington, DC , The 2014 AMIA Annual Symposium

The 2014 AMIA Annual Symposium will be held November 15 - 19, 2014, at the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009.  AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is the academic home for informatics and the Symposium is the leading scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics research and practice.

11/15/2014 - New Orleans, Louisiana The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition

Visit us at booth #1512 to learn what’s new at NORC and enter our special APHA random daily drawings, as well as grand prize drawing! APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo is November 15 – 19, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. APHA offers public health professionals a place to learn and engage with peers; this year’s meeting will feature engagements on best practices, new research, and current issues and policies.

9/18/2014 - , Using Incentives and Accountability to Improve Early Grade Reading Programs, a Global Reading Network Webinar

NORC Principal Research Scientist Alicia Menendez, PhD, and Gustavo Arcia, PhD, Economist and Consultant, RTI International, will be giving a webinar, “Using Incentives and Accountability to Improve Early Grade Reading Programs,” in conjunction with the Global Reading Network and USAID on Thursday September 18th, from 9:00AM to 12:30 PM Eastern.  

8/2/2014 - Boston, MA The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings

​​The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will be held August 2 - 7, 2014, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly with these societies. This year’s theme is on innovation through social media analysis, performance computer, privacy, and more.

6/8/2014 - San Diego, CA AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2014

​From June 8 to 10, 2014, AcademyHealth is hosting its Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center.

6/1/2014 - Washington, D.C., Health Datapalooza Five (2014)

​​The fifth Health Datapalooza (HDP V) will be held from June 1 – 3, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. A Health Data Consortium event, HDP V is a national conference focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes.

5/15/2014 - Anaheim, CA AAPOR's 69th Annual Conference

​From May 15 to 18, 2013, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) hosts their 69th Annual Conference in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Marriot. This year’s theme is “Measurement and the Role of Public Opinion in a Democracy.”

4/3/2014 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting

From April 3 to 7, 2014, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will be hosting their Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s theme is “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.”

3/25/2014 - Bethesda, MD The International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation

​The International  Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation (CSDI) will be held March 27 to 29, at NORC at the University of Chicago’s Bethesda, Maryland offices.

3/18/2014 - Washington, D.C., The 2014 Federal CASIC Workshops

The U.S Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics are hosting the 2014 Annual Federal CASIC (Computer AssistedSurvey Information Collection) Workshops from March 18 to March 20, 2013 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center in Washington D.C.

11/22/2013 - Chicago, IL MAPOR 2013 Annual Conference

The Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) will be hosting their 38th Annual Conference on November 22 and 23rd 2013, at the Avenue Crown Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s theme is “Synergies in Measuring and Understanding Public Opinion.”

11/4/2013 - Boston, MA APHA 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition

​The American Public Health Association will be hosting its 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition, this November 2 – 6, in Boston. The largest and oldest gathering of public health professionals in the world, this year’s meeting will address current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists.

10/8/2013 - Chicago, IL The Mediated Book

Randal C. Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, will be presenting "The Mediated Book: eBooks and the Digital Library" as part of the Cultural Policy's Fall Workshop.

8/3/2013 - Montréal, The 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings

The 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held August 3 - 8, 2013, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, located at 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle Montréal, QC, H2Z 1H2, Canada. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly with these societies.

6/23/2013 - Baltimore, MD AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

From June 23 to 25, 2013, AcademyHealth is hosting its Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.

6/3/2013 - Washington D.C., The 4th Health Datapalooza

5/16/2013 - Boston, MA AAPOR’s 68th Annual Conference

From May 16 to 19, 2013, the American Association for Public Opinion Research will be hosting their 68th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachuesetts at the Seaport Boston Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center. This year’s theme is “Asking Critical Questions: Towards a Sustainable Future for Public Opinion and Social Research.”

5/7/2013 - Chicago, IL Egypt: A Public Private Partnership to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Countries in Crisis

Deborah Lehr, Founding Chairman of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University; Director of the Paulson Institutewill be presenting "Egypt: A Public Private Partnership to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Countries in Crisis" as part of the Cultural Policy Spring Workshop.

5/2/2013 - Chicago, IL New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth

James Sallee, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, will present "TNew Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth" as part of the Demography Workshop, on May 2, 2013.

4/27/2013 - San Francisco, California AERA Annual Conference

From April 27 to May 1, 2013, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will be hosting their Annual Conference in San Francisco, California at the Hilton Union Square. This year’s theme is “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.” The conference will be a multi-faceted event on education, comprised of presentations, tours, discussions, social justice activities, livestream sessions, a film festival, and much more.

4/18/2013 - Chicago, IL The Social Recession

Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology & Demography; Director, Berkeley Population Center, University of California, Berkeley, will present "The Social Recession: The Personal and Collective Effects of the Lagging Economy Since 2006" as part of the Demography Workshop, on April 18, 2013.

4/11/2013 - Chicago, IL Annual Conference for the Midwest Political Science Association

The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) is hosting their 71st Annual Conference from April 11 – 14 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. One of the largest political science conferences, the MPSA Annual Conference brings together 70 sections of presentations from variety of interdisciplinary scholars with a diverse array of perspectives on political science.

4/9/2013 - Chicago, IL Cultural Diplomacy

Bill Ivey, Director of the Vanderbilt University US-China Center for Education and Culture and a former NEA chairmano will be presenting "Starting Over: Reconfiguring American Cultural Diplomacy for the 21st Century" as part of the Cultural Policy Spring Workshop.

4/3/2013 - Chicago, IL Urban Sciences

Charlie Catlett, Urban CCD and the Computation Institute, University of Chicago, will present "Urban Sciences: Opportunities for Collaboration between Computer and Social Sciences" as part of the Demography Workshop, on April 4, 2013.

3/20/2013 - Chicago, IL U.S. Mortality at Advanced Ages

The Chicago Acturial Association is hosting a conference on March 20, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. NORC Expert Leonid A. Gavrilov and Dr. Natalia S. Gavrilova are presenting "U.S. Mortality at Advanced Ages: Cohort Analysis."

3/19/2013 - Washington, D.C., FedCASIC 2013

The U.S Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics are hosting the 2013 Annual Federal CASIC (computer assisted survey information collection) Workshops from March 19 to March 21, 2013 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center in Washington D.C.

3/5/2013 - IL, Economic crisis!

Maria Kouri, Lecturer at the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), will be presenting "Economic crisis! Greece and the quest for cultural diplomacy" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

2/28/2013 - Chicago, IL Education Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans

Rachel Margolis, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, will present "Education Differences in Healthy Behavior Changes and Adherence Among Middle-Aged Americans" as part of the Demography Workshop, on February 28, 2013.

2/26/2013 - Chicago, IL Building a Midwest Cultural Capital: Professional Theater in 1960s Minneapolis

Susannah Engstrom, Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History at the University of Chicago will be presenting "Building a Midwest Cultural Capital: Professional Theater in 1960s Minneapolis" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

2/20/2013 - Chicago, IL Clancy Blair on Impact of Early Experience on Executive Functioning, Special Workshop on Human Potential

Clancy Blair will present "Stress, Poverty, and the Development Executive Functions in Children," a Special Workshop on Human Potential Event, this Wednesday February 20 through the Population Research Center.

2/19/2013 - Chicago, IL Not Your Grandmother's Arts Scene

Peter Linett, Chairman & Chief Idea Officer of Slover Linett Strategies, will be presenting "Not Your Grandmother's Arts Scene: Cultural Change, Organizational Adaptation, and Social Research" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

2/14/2013 - Chicago, IL Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Labor Market Adjustment During the Great Recession

Brian Cadena, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder, will present "Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Labor Market Adjustment During the Great Recession" as part of the Demography Workshop, February 14, 2012.

2/7/2013 - Chicago, IL Labor Market Effects of the Early Retirement Age

Day Manoli, Department of Economics, UT-Austin, will be presenting "Labor Market Effects of the Early Retirement Age" on Thursday, February 7 as part of the Demography Workshop.

2/5/2013 - Chicago, IL Practicing Community

Rebecca Parker, artist, arts administrator, and educator, will be presenting "Practicing Community" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

2/4/2013 - , Webinar: Patients Improve the Accuracy of their Medical Records

The National eHealth Collaborative will host a webinar, "Patients Improve the Accuracy of their Medical Records" on Monday February 4th.

1/30/2013 - Chicago, IL With Arts at the Heart

Karen Gahl-Mills, Executive Director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Joe Spencer, Director for Arts and Culture for the city of St. Paul, and Julie Burros (moderator), Director of Cultural Planning for Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will be presenting "With Arts at the Heart: Promoting artistic vitality in St. Paul, MN, and Cuyahoga County, OH" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

1/23/2013 - , Thoughts on Working Across Research Sectors During One's Career

NORC President John H. Thompson will join moderator Michael W. Link, The Nielsen Company, Gillian Steel Fisher, Harvard Opinion Research Company, Jordon Peugh, GfK, Ali Mokdad, University of Washington, and, Paul Lavrakas, Independent Consultant to discuss professional development.

1/22/2013 - Chicago, IL Give Voice to a Creative State

Ra Joy, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois, will be presenting "Give Voice to a Creative State: The Future of Arts Advocacy in Illinois" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

1/17/2013 - Chicago, IL Infant Mortality in the US and Europe

Emily Oster, Assistant Professor, Chicago Booth, will present "Infant Mortality in the US and Europe" on Thursday, January 17, as part of this year's Demography Workshop.

1/15/2013 - Washington, DC, NCSE's 13th National Conference

The 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment (NCSE) will convene in Washington D.C. from January 15 to 17. This year's theme is "Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience" and the conference will bring together over 1,200 leaders from the emergency response, scientific policy, conservation, and business communities.

1/15/2013 - Chicago, IL So, you want to work at a Foundation?

Angelique Power, Senior Program Officer for the Joyce Foundation, will be presenting "So, you want to work at a Foundation? One funder's story" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop this Tuesday, January 15.

1/11/2013 - Chicago, IL Are Statisticians First or Second Responders? Some Lessons from Haiti

Senior Fellow Fritz Scheuren will present "Are Statisticians First or Second Responders? Some Lessons from Haiti" on Friday January 11, 2013 as part of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association's luncheon.

1/10/2013 - Chicago, IL Cognition and Hypertension in Midlife

Terrie Vasilopoulos, Post-Doc, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, will present "Cognition and Hypertension in Midlife: Evidence for Gene-Environment Interplay" on Thursday, January 10 as part of the Demography Workshop.

12/6/2012 - Chicago, IL Zeno's Paradox of Immortality

S. Jay Olshansky, Professor of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "Zeno's Paradox of Immortality" on Thursday, December 6 as part of the Demography Workshop.

11/29/2012 - Chicago, IL Examining Temporal Changes in Health Disparities and Mortality Dispersion with an Integrated Model

Hui Zheng, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University, will be presenting "Examining Temporal Changes in Health Disparities and Mortality Dispersion with an Integrated Model" on Thursday, November 29 as part of the Demography Workshop.

11/15/2012 - Washington D.C., The 2012 Warren J. Mitofsky Award Dinner

The Roper Center Board of Directors will be honoring NORC Senior Fellow Norman Bradburn at this year’s Warren J. Mitofsky Award Dinner, November 15, in Washington D.C. Bradburn will be receiving the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research for his achievements in social and behavioral research.

11/15/2012 - Chicago, IL The Effect of Early-Life Education on Later-Life Mortality

Yu-Chieh Hsu, Postdoctoral Fellow, NORC, University of Chicago, will present "The Effect of Early-Life Education on Later-Life Mortality" on Thursday, November 15, as part of the Demography Workshop.

11/14/2012 - Chicago, IL The American Society of Criminology 2012 Annual Meeting

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting takes place November 14-17, in Chicago, IL. This year’s theme is “Thinking About Context: Challenges for Crime and Justice.” The meeting gathers numerous minds to discuss the latest topics in criminology, justice and public policy.

11/14/2012 - Chicago, IL Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem

Ian David Moss, Research Director for Fractured Atlas and editor of Createquity, will present "Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy," on Wednesday. November 15, as part of a Cultural Policy Center Workshop.

11/6/2012 - Chicago, IL What Have Artists Got To Do With It?

Lynn Basa, Martin Atkins, Halena Kays, Onye Ozuzu, and Laura Shaeffer will be presenting "What Have Artists Got To Do With It?: Artists Respond to the New Cultural Plan" on Tuesday November 31, as part of a Cultural Policy Center Workshop.

11/1/2012 - Chicago, IL Selective Mortality in Life Course Research: Consequences, Usefulness, and Solutions

Scott Lynch, Professor, Department of Sociology & Office of Population Research, Princeton University, will present "Selective Mortality in Life Course Research: Consequences, Usefulness, and Solutions" on Thursday, November 1, as part of this year's Demography Workshop.

10/31/2012 - New Orleans, LA International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard to Reach Populations

This year’s Hard to Reach Conference (H2R), the International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard to Reach Populations, will be held October 31 to November 3, in New Orleans, Louisiana. H2R will feature new techniques, methodologies, and discussions on measuring, defining and identifying hard-to-reach populations through surveys and statistical design.

10/31/2012 - Chicago, IL The Real Work

Richards Evans, President of EmcArts, will present "The Real Work - New Practices for a New Era in the Arts" on Wednesday October 31, as part of a Cultural Policy Center Workshop.

10/29/2012 - , AAPOR Professional Development Webinar
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NORC President John H. Thompson will join moderator Michael Link, The Nielsen Company, Gillian Steel Fisher, Harvard Opinion Research Compan, Ali Mokdad, University of Washington, and, Paul Lavrakas, Independent Consultant to discuss professional development.

10/27/2012 - San Francisco, CA APHA 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition

The American Public Health Association will be hosting its 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition, this October 27 – 31, in San Francisco. The largest and oldest gathering of public health professionals in the world, this year’s meeting will address current science, policy, and practice with the goal of promoting informed, healthy living. The meeting will feature over 1,000 sessions, with 700 booths and the latest health products and services.

10/25/2012 - , Chicago Conversations: Alternative Energy

Sustainability is the buzz word across corporate boardrooms and business schools, and the interest in alternative energy has never been more intense. With a field so dependent on policy and government action, and a time of electoral change in major economies around the world, sustainable energy is on the minds of thought leaders everywhere. How will business respond to the challenge of fueling and sustaining growth in the long run? How dependent is the growth of this industry on policy initiatives? How have the economics of energy production and distribution changed as the world recovers from the global economic crisis?

10/25/2012 - Oak Park, IL Oak Park Harper Lecture with Carroll Joynes: Set in Stone: Building America’s Next Generation of Arts Facilities

Around the turn of the 21st century, the United States experienced a building boom of cultural facilities—museums, theaters, and performing arts centers. Carroll Joynes, NORC Senior Fellow and cofounder of the Cultural Policy Center at the Harris School, discusses the boom’s possible causes and consequences for the organizations and communities that pursued projects.

10/25/2012 - Chicago, IL Studying Sexual Orientation as a Multi-Dimensional Construct in Nationally Representative Surveys

Stuart Michaels, Senior Research Scientist, Ogburn-Stouffer Center for the Study of Social Organizations, NORC, University of Chicago, will present"Studying Sexual Orientation as a Multi-Dimensional Construct in Nationally Representative Surveys" on Thursday, October 25, as part of this year's Demography Workshop.

10/18/2012 - Chicago, IL IRBs and the Problem of Local Precedents

Laura Stark, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, will present "IRBs and the Problem of Local Precedents" on Thursday, October 18 as a part of this year's Demography Workshop.

10/17/2012 - Lubbock, TX The Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference

The 22nd Annual Conference for the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) will be held in Lubbock, Texas this October 17 to 21. This year’s conference will use its themes on the Dust Bowl of Lubbock as a springboard to discuss larger environmental issues through workshops and presentation. Big topics, like air, wind energy, land-saving, new technology, and more will be covered.

10/16/2012 - Chicago, IL The New Chicago Cultural Plan

Nick Rabkin, consultant on the Chicago Cultural Plan, and Ra Joy, executive director of Arts Alliance Illinois, will present "The New Chicago Cultural Plan: Looking ahead or a retread?" on Tuesday, October 16 as a part of the Cultural Policy Center.

10/11/2012 - Chicago, IL Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement

Using three decades of data from the "Monitoring the Future" cross-sectional surveys, this paper shows that, from the 1980s to the 2000s, the mode of girls' high school GPA distribution has shifted from "B" to "A", essentially "leaving boys behind" as the mode of boys' GPA distribution stayed at "B".  In a reweighted OB decomposition of achievement at each GPA level, we find that gender differences in post-secondary expectations, controlling for school ability, and as early as 8th grade are the most important factor accounting for this trend. Increases in the growing proportion of girls who aim for a post-graduate degree are sufficient to account for the increase over time in the proportion of girls earning "A's". The larger relative share of boys obtaining "C" and C+" can be accounted for by a higher frequency of school misbehavior and a higher proportion of boys aiming for a two-year college degree.

10/8/2012 - Grapevine, TX The Government Security Conference & Expo West

On Tuesday, October 9th, at the GovSec West Conference, NORC’s Security, Energy, and Environment department’s Senior Vice President Doug Himberger, Senior Advisor Donald Goff, and Senior Research Analyst John Lickfett  will conduct Cyber Civil Disobedience: A Frontier of Legal and Ethical Challenges,”a panel discussion as part of the conference’s Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime track.

10/4/2012 - Chicago, IL The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa

Zoë McLaren will present "The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa" as a part of this year's Demography Workshop.The weekly Demography Workshop series is held every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:20 p.m. at NORC at the University of Chicago in seminar room 232/233, located in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at 1155 East 60th Street.

8/17/2012 - Denver, CO American Sociological Association 2012 Annual Meeting

The American Sociological Association (ASA) will be hosting its Annual Meeting for 2012 from August 17 – 20 in Denver, Colorado. This will be the ASA’s 107th meeting, and this year’s theme is “Real Utopias: Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures.” Through a number of panels and sessions, the ASA will explore sociology of the possible, and work to understand utopias with the goal of better understanding and approaching social change.

8/15/2012 - Denver, CO Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexualities Mini-Conference

The Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association is hosting Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexuality, the first national mini-conference on sexuality studies in sociology, this August 15-16 in Denver Colorado. This conference will bring together scholars and researchers together for two days of workshops, keynote speeches, and papers on sexuality studies.

8/3/2012 - Columbus, OH The 2012 Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference

The Association for Behavior Analysis International will host the 2012 Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference this August 3 – 5, at the Ohio State University Union in Columbus. NORC at the University of Chicago is proud to be one of the sponsoring organizations for this year’s conference.

8/2/2012 - Orlando, FL The 2012 American Psychological Association Convention

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Annual Convention will take place from August 2 – 5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. This year’s convention will share the latest research findings, and discuss important topics such as immigration, racism, social networking, psychotherapy and much more.

7/28/2012 - San Diego, CA The 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings

This year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will be held from July 28 to August 2 at the San Diego Convention Center and is conducted jointly with the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Statistical Society of Canada, and the International Chinese Statistical Association. The largest gathering of Statisticians in North America, the JSM will feature countless papers, posters, presentations and idea sharing on statistics.

6/26/2012 - Charlotte, NC The American Public Health Association Midyear Meeting

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting a midyear meeting June 26 – 28, in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year’s theme is “The New Public Health – Rewiring for the Future,” and will engage attendees with a number  public health tools for updating and “rewiring” public health infrastructure.

6/24/2012 - Lake Buena Vista, FL AcademyHealth 28th Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth will be hosting its Annual Research Meeting from June 24-26 in Orlando, FL. As quality, safety and cost of health care continue to pose questions for policy makers, AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting will explore a wide range of topics related these new challenges and opportunities.

6/14/2012 - Hong Kong, World Association for Public Opinion Research’s 65th Annual Conference

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will be holding its 65th Annual Conference June 14-16 in Hong Kong. Several NORC researchers will be in attendance to present. This year’s conference is dedicated to continued research in public opinion and how it shapes society. Set to take place at Hong Kong University, this year’s conference marks WAPOR’s first gathering outside of Europe and North America.

6/11/2012 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, The Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES IV)

The Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys will be held June 11-14 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continuing its focus on methods and applications in establishment surveys, ICES IV will focus on a series of topics this year, such as disclosure protection, sample designs, nonresponse bias, data collection, managing metadata, and more.

6/7/2012 - , Single and Multi-Mode Surveys Using Address-Based Sampling

NORC's Colm O'Muircheartaigh will be presenting an AAPOR Webinar, "Single and Multi-Mode Surveys Using Address-Based Sampling," on June 7.

6/4/2012 - Washington, District of Columbia The 38th IASSIST Conference

NORC at the University of Chicago is honored host the 38th Annual International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) conference in Washington, D.C. from June 4-8, 2012. The conference will be held at George Washington University’s Cafritz Conference Center and Marvin Center.

5/31/2012 - Chicago, IL Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?

Kirabo Jackson, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, will present "Do College-Prep Programs Improve Long-Term Outcomes?" as part of the Demography Workshop, May 31.

5/30/2012 - Washington, D.C., 15th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

The 15th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) will be held from May 30 to June 1 in Washington D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. A leading forum for welfare and poverty research, this year’s conference will focus on research in welfare, employment, policy, and more.

5/24/2012 - Chicago, IL Annual Seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP)

The Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging will be be hosting the "Annual Seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP): Research in School Settings," as part of their Demography Workshop, Thursday, May 24.

5/20/2012 - Lake Buena Vista, FL The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference

The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC) will host its 46th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, from May 20 – 23, 2012. A unique forum for government, academic, and no-profit agencies to communicate, the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IDC&TC) meeting focuses on new work and innovations.

5/17/2012 - Orlando, FL AAPOR’s 67th Annual Conference

From May 17 to 20, 2012, the American Association for Public Opinion Research will be hosting their 67th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida at the JW Marriot Orlando. This year’s theme is “Evaluating New Frontiers in Public Opinion and Social Research.”

5/17/2012 - Chicago, IL Saving Haiti’s Heritage

Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, will present "Saving Haiti’s Heritage: Cultural Recovery after the Earthquake" Thursday, May 17th as part of the Cultural Policy Center.

4/26/2012 - Chicago, IL The Effect of English Language Learner Identification on College-Access Outcomes

Stella Flores, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education & Assistant Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, is presenting "The Effect of English Language Learner Identification on College-Access Outcomes: The Role of Time in the Program" as part of the Demography Workshop on April 26.

4/24/2012 - Chicago, IL New Opportunities, Old Barriers?

Eszter Hargittai, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, will be preseting "New Opportunities, Old Barriers? Variation in Online Creative Expression" on Tuesday, April 24.

4/17/2012 - Chicago, IL Alternate Realities

Patrick Jagoda, Mellon postdoctoral fellow of new media and soon to be Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, will be presenteting "Alternate Realities: Digital Games and the Culture of Transmedia Play" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

4/13/2012 - Vancouver, British Columbia, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) will be hosting their 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia from April 13 to 17. This year’s theme is “To Not Know Enough.”

4/10/2012 - Chicago, IL Making Laughs

Libby Hemphill, Assistant Professor of Communication and Information Studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, will be presenting "Making Laughs: Exploring Social Networks from Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the Big Screen," on April 10.

4/5/2012 - Chicago, IL Processing Spatial Demographic Data in a Web GIS Environment

Todd Schuble, GIS Specialist, University of Chicago, will be presenting "Processing Spatial Demographic Data in a Web GIS Environment" as part of the Demography Workshop on April 5.

3/29/2012 - Chicago, IL Performance-Based Scholarships

Lisa Barrow, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, will be presenting "Performance-Based Scholarships: The Impacts on Time Use and Other Outcomes" on Thursday, March 29, as part of the Demography Workshop.

3/27/2012 - Washington D.C., The 16th Annual Federal CASIC Workshops

The U.S Census Bureau is hosting the 16th Annual Federal CASIC (computer assisted survey information collection) Workshops from March 27 to March 29, 2012 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center in Washington D.C.

2/29/2012 - , Teen Dating Violence Intervention & Prevention

Bruce Taylor, Principal Research Scientist (Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Criminal Justice Studies with NORC at the University of Chicago) will be speaking as part of the "Teen Dating Violence Intervention & Prevention: A Look at Dating Matters & Shifting Boundaries Webinar" on February 29, 2012.

2/9/2012 - Chicago, IL "What's My Account Really Worth?"

Gopi Shah Goda, Research Scholar, Stanford Institute for Economic policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford University, will present "What's My Account Really Worth? The Effect of Lifetime Income Disclosure on Retirement Savings" as part of the Demography Workshop, February 9, 2012.

10/27/2011 - Wellesley, MA October 27 | Shifting Boundaries

NORC's Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., will present Shifting Boundaries: A Summary of Findings from a National Institute of Justice Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools at Wellesley College, Thursday, October 27, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.