2020 AASRO Annual Meeting

Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations


Event Details
WHEN: March 26-28, 2020
WHERE: Washington State University, Pullman Campus
Registration Window
January 6, 2020
CLOSES: February 25, 2020
Annual Meeting Registration Fee: $175
Event Description
The Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University is hosting the 2020 Association of Academic Survey Research Organization (AASRO) Annual Meeting, March 26-28, 2020. Come join us in Pullman, Washington and join other leaders of survey research organizations where we discuss our common vision for the future of academic survey research. We cordially invite you to the SESRC 50th Anniversary Celebration, March 26, 2020 that will occur in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

Event Schedule and Transportation Guidelines here: Download pdf
We have a group rate (block of hotel rooms) at the Marriott Pullman Hotel (Courtyard/Residence Inn).
For Hotel reservations: click here
For any questions, contact:
Rose Krebill-Prather at krebill@wsu.edu
or (509) 335-4623.


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Meeting Agenda
Washington State University
Social & Economic Sciences Research Center
Thursday March 26th – Saturday March 28th 2020

SESRC 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday March 26th 2020
AASRO meeting attendees are invited to SESRC’s anniversary celebration. Reception/check- in desks will be at the hotel lobby and WSU Alumni Center. This is a walk-able distance. We will also organize shuttle vans in case of bad weather. The hotels also have shuttles to/from campus, airport, and downtown.
12:30 – 2:30 VPR Distinguished Lecture series with Dr. Jolene Smyth
Title: DIY Web survey: What could possibly go wrong?
Location: VBRB (Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building) 305
2:30 – 4:30 Open House/Tours
Location: WSU Research Park
Host: SESRC Data Collection Unit
4:30 – 6:00 SESRC 50th Anniversary Reception
Location: WSU Alumni Center Great Room
5:00 to 5:10 pm: Welcome from WSU VPR Chris Keane
5:10 to 6:00 pm: Anniversary Keynote Dr. Don Dillman
6:00 to 7:00 pm: AASRO Welcome Reception/transition to AASRO Event

AASRO 14th Meeting : Welcome Reception
Thursday March 26th 2020
Location Alumni Center Great Room
6:00 – 7:00 pm AASRO welcome mixer/reception
7:00 – 7:45 pm Welcome Diner
Welcome – President Heidi Grunwald, Lena Le, Rose Krebill-Prather
7:45 – 8:00 pm New Executive Committee Announcement – Past President
8:00 – 8:30 pm Awards Ceremony – Awards Committee Chair Martha Van Haitsma
● AASRO John Kennedy Achievement Award
● AASRO John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship

Friday, March 27th 2020 : Full Meeting
Note: Breakfast at hotel – Shuttle will be provided to the meeting location
Location Chinook Center
9:00 – 10:30 pm Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions
New member introductions
Whole group – Introductions (5 minutes per shop)
– Introduce attendees from the center
– Brief overview/update of the center
– Burning questions – to be discussed on Day 2
10:30-10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 am Leadership Transition, Change, and Succession (Whole Group)
Panel: Tom Guterbock, Kara Fitzgibbon, Mary Losch, Shelly Wymer
12:00-12:15 pm AASRO Group Photo
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch – Sign up for dinner preferences (list of restaurants will be provided)
1:30-3:00 pm What’s Happening to Academic Survey Centers: Analyzing Trends with an Eye on the Future” (Whole Group) – Don Dillman
3:00-3:20 pm Coffee Break
3:20-4:55 pm Is there a clash? The push/pull of management/research (Whole Group): Balancing the survey center need to advance survey methods research and managing projects
Facilitators: Brianne Gilbert, Lindsey Witt-Swanson
4:55-5:00 pm Meeting Wrap up and Announcements
5:00-7:00 pm Colter’s Creek Winery in Moscow, ID – Shuttles will leave at about 5:15
7:00-9:00 pm Dinner Options in downtown Moscow – Shuttles will leave at about 6:30 for those who did not want to go to the winery earlier

Saturday, March 28th 2020 : Full Meeting
Note: Breakfast at hotels, Meeting is in the Marriott Conference Room
8:00-8:45 am  EC Transitional Leadership Meeting (Marriot)
9:00-10:30 am  Survey/Polling in 2020, an Election and Census year: What will the challenges be, how will other surveys be impacted?
Panel discussion lead: Brian McDonald, UNF, USC, UNH and ECU
10:30-11:00 am  Coffee Break, Committee sign up, Logistics
11:00 am-12:15 pm:  Burning Questions – Topics will be determined from the first day Introduction
Either whole group or break out by topics depending on the data from the first day
12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch
1:15-2:00 pm  AASRO Biennial Survey Results – Lindsey Witt-Swanson
2:00-2:30 pm  Committee Reports
2:30-2:45 pm  Coffee Break
2:45-3:15 pm  Presidents ReportHeidi Grunwald
3:15-3:45 pm  Member Feedback
3:45-3:55 pm  Passing the GavelHeidi Grunwald and new President
3:55-4:00 pm  Meeting Wrap up and Announcements
4:00-6:30 pm  ASA (Academic Survey Anonymous) – Survey Center manager support group networking
6:30 pm-  Dinner on your own (SESRC will provide suggestions)