The Polling Blues
When: August 8, 2016
Where: RTI (701 13th St NW) and Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW)

Join DC-AAPOR for a day-night doubleheader. First, Jon Krosnick will present a talk and take questions on the current state of political polling, considering recent high-profile events such as the primary elections here in the US and the Brexit referendum in the UK. Later, join a DC-AAPOR happy hour at Blues Alley to enjoy Krosnick's band, Charged Particles, play a set with Paul McCandless. Ticket price will include both the lecture and the show at Blues Alley.

Registration is open! To register, click here.

Workshop: Public Opinion Quarterly Special Issue
When: September 15, 2016
Where: BLS Conference Center

In December, AAPOR will release a new special issue devoted to Survey Research, Today and Tomorrow. Get a preview of the articles in the issue by attending the DC-AAPOR workshop, which will include presentations from several selected papers and the editor, Peter Miller of the Census Bureau. There will be ample time for discussion and questions.

Please check back later for details on presenters and to register for this event.

Washington Statistical Society Presents: Statistics and Presidential Elections
Cost: Free!
Where: Gonzaga College High School, 19 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 - Cantwell Hall, Room 222
When: Friday, October 7, 2016, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Informal reception to follow at approximately 5:45 p.m. at East Street Cafe on the mezzanine level of Union Station.

Speaker: Clyde Tucker, CNN and American Institutes for Research and Bureau of Labor Statistics (retired)
Chair: Carol L. Howald, Assistant Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Mathematics, Howard Community College
Sponsors: WSS Statistics Education Committee and Gonzaga College High School

Dr. Tucker is the chief statistician for CNN for their November election forecasts. In this talk he will describe how CNN and other networks make their election night decision as to when they have enough information to provide the public with projected winners. The talk will be understandable to a wide audience, including high school and college students and faculty members, with only a knowledge of introductory statistics. Directions to Gonzaga College High School can be found here.

RSVP: To be placed on the seminar attendance list or if you want to attend the seminar remotely, please email Carol Joyce Blumberg at cblumberg@gmail.com by October 5, 2016.