2019 ANPOR Annual Conference

“Power of Public Opinion and Multicultural Communication toward Global Transformation”

November 6 – 9, 2019 | Chiang Mai, Thailand


Important Dates

Call for Paper and Abstract Submission
7 May 2019
Registration Opens
1 July 2019
Last Date for Abstract Submission
15 September 2019
Last Date for Full Paper Submission
1 October 2019

Last Date for Payment
5 November 2019

Conference Date
6-9 November 2019

Welcome Message from Chair

To be announced.

Call for Paper

The ANPOR Annual Conference in 2019, Power of Public Opinion and Multicultural Communication toward Global Transformation will cover multidisciplinary topics related to the studies of public opinion research and media communication. 

ANPOR welcomes abstracts and panel proposals related to the conference theme, including but not restricted to the following topics:   

  • Public Opinion Theory and Methods (i.e. Survey Methodology; Semantic Analysis; Data Collection) 
  • Politics and Public Opinion Research (i.e. Government; International Relations, Politics and Regional Affairs; Polls and Elections) 
  • Social and Economic  and ecological Issues (i.e. Asian Study; Trade Promotion; Gender Communication; Education Development; Social Problems; Migration Movements) 
  • Global transformation: transformation change across knowledge, social, economies, geo-political phenomenon, and global issues 
  • Media and communication knowledge and research, journalism, marketing communication, and entertainment communication 
  • Technology and diversity in journalism, politics, and marketing communication; transformations and communication trends in a globalised society 
  • Roles of communication across social and cultural boundaries; challenges and solutions in cross cultural and intercultural communication 
  • Multicultural, human rights, and civic freedom 
  • Security landscape and politic-administrative development 
  • Health communication (i.e. Daily Life Satisfaction; Aging Society; Health Literacy; Health Care) 
  • Science, Environment and Risks Communication 

Conference Committee

ANPOR Council

  • Jantima Kheokao – President
  • Xie Yungeng – Vice President
  • Dadang Rahmat Hidayat – Chairman of the Previous Local Conference Organizer
  • Sung Kyum Cho – Publisher of AJPOR, Past President
  • Nattawadee Boonwattanopas – Secretary-General

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Sung Kyum Cho – Director, Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI), Chungnum National University,Korea (Chair)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jantima Kheokao – University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand (Co-Chair)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureeporn Thanaslip – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Yunjuan Luo – South China University of Technology, China (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Mingue Park – Korea University, Korea (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Elena E. Pernia – University of the Philippines, Philippines (Member)
  • Dr. Brian Bantugan – St Paul University Manila, Philippines (Member)
  • H.E. Siang EmTotim – University of Battambang, Cambodia (Member)
  • Dr. Siritorn Yingrengreung – Boromarajonani College of Nursing Bangkok (Member)
  • Prof. Dr. Ofer Feldman – Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan (Member)
  • Sang Kyung Lee – Hyundai Research, Korea (Member)
  • Dr. Pimonpan Chainan – Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University (Member)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narin Numjareaun – Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University (Member)
  • Dr. Vithaya Panichlocharoen – Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University (Member)
  • Dr. Merisa Skulsuthavong – Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University (Member)
  • Dr. Siwaporn Sukittanon – Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University (Member)
  • Nattawadee Boonwattanopas – ANPOR (Secretary)

Local Organization Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Terapatt Vannaruemol – DEAN Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Pimonpan Chainan – Associate Dean for Research and International Relations of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narin Numjareaun – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Vithaya Panichlocharoen – Lecturer of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Merisa Skulsuthavong – Lecturer of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Siwaporn Sukittanon – Lecturer of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Jitrapan Rattanawong – Operational Officer (Research Administration) of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Thanapha Srisuwa – Research Assistance of Faculty Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
  • Naris Pichedpan – Member
  • Natthakorn Ruengdit – Member
  • Nattawadee Boonwattanopas – Executive Secretary


Sutthichai Yoon

Sutthichai Yoon

Senior Journalist and Founder of Kafedam Media Group.

Speaker Profile.

Chen, Changfeng

Prof. Dr. Chen, Changfeng

Professor of Journalism & Executive Dean, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China

Speaker Profile.

John M. Kennedy

Prof. John M. Kennedy

Senior research director of the Center for Survey Research. Indiana University.

Speaker Profile.

Chosein Yamahata

Dr. Chosein Yamahata

Professor of Global and Area Studies, Graduate School of Policy
Studies, Aichi Gakuin, Japan.

Speaker Profile.

Dieter C. Umbach

Professor Dr. iur. Dr.h.c. Dieter C. Umbach

Potsdam University

Speaker Profile.

Conference Program

Conference Outline

Wednesday, November 6

  • 13.00-13.30 Pre-Conference Registration | CMU
  • 13.30-16.30 Pre-Conference Workshop | CMU
  • 16.30-18.00 Transfer to Khum Kuntok Restaurant
  • 18.00-20.00 Welcome Reception | Khum Kuntok Restaurant

Thursday, November 7

  • 08.30-09.00 Registration
  • 09.00-09.30 Opening Ceremony
  • 09.30-10.00 Plenary Session
  • 10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
  • 10.30-11.00 Plenary Session
  • 11.00-12.00 Keynote Speech
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-15.00 Oral Session
  • 15.00-16.00 Poster Session and Coffee Break
  • 16.00-17.00 Oral Session

Friday, November 8

  • 08.30-09.00 Registration
  • 09.00-10.00 Oral Session
  • 10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
  • 10.30-12.00 Oral Session
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-15.00 Oral Session
  • 15.00-16.00 Poster Session and Coffee Break
  • 16.00-17.00 Oral Session
  • 17.00-17.30 General Meeting
  • 17.30-18.00 Free Time
  • 18.00-21.00 Dinner and Closing Ceremony

Saturday, November 9

  • 08.00-08.30 Meet at the Conference Hotel
  • 09.00-12.00 Excursion
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch

*The above schedule may be subject to change.


Registration is required for all Conference participants and accompanying persons.

If you have co-authored and submitted any conference paper through our paper submission portal, than you must use the same username and password as you did for the paper submission.

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it via the forgotten password link at the log-in page. New password will be sent to your e-mail account (please check also the spam folder).

Otherwise you should create a new user account and follow the provided instructions.

Important notice:

Accompanying person registration is meant for persons, that are going to accompany the authors in Chiang Mai and are not going to attend the lectures. So the secondary authors are not eligible for the accompanying person registration, but must register under one of the regular registration options.

Individual Registrations are available via the online registration form.

Conference Fee

The registration fee covers attendance to all sessions, lunches and coffee/tea breaks during the conference, welcome reception, conference dinner, certification of attendance, name tag, conference materials and kit and excursion.

Accompanying persons fee covers lunches and coffee/tea breaks during the conference, welcome reception, conference dinner, name tag and excursion.


  • * Non-member rate includes membership to ANPOR for 2019. We recommend becoming ANPOR member before registering for the conference. This will reduce your overall cost.
  • ** Additional paper not more than 3 papers. Extra charge $75 (2,250 THB) for each additional paper.
  • Participants are eligible for student rate if he/she is a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student. Participants must bring along their Student Identification Card.
  • One participant is allowed to submit no more than 4 papers.
  • Accompanying persons must register together with participant.
  • Certificate of Presentation will be given to presenter after the end of
  • Certificate of Attendance will be given to participant at the registration.
  • Registration closes at midnight Thailand Standard Time (UTC + 7 hours) on the given dates.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy:

All registration is non-cancellation, and no refund will be issued. In the case of force majeure, refunds may be issued upon the discretion of ANPOR Council. Any refunds will be subjected to a 30 (thirty) percent processing fee, and the membership fee will be retained.


  • Registration fee in USD is ONLY payable through PayPal.
    • Payment by credit card is available only through the PayPal.
    • PayPal service charges on credit card are to be paid by registrants.
  • Registration fee in THB, if you cannot pay with credit card, please register by bank transfer to Thailand bank account. The details will send to your email after registration.

Important for payment by bank transfer.

  • All bank remittance charges are to be paid by the registrants.
  • Record of bank transfer shall be forward to email info@anpor.net
  • The sender’s name should be the registrant’s name.

Coffee breaks

During session breaks, refreshments will be served free of charge to participants wearing congress badges.


Working lunches are included in the registration fee and will be served during lunch time (standing buffet).

Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

Registration and Information Desk

The Registration Desk for the 2019 ANPOR Announce Conference will be located in the Second Foyer of Cankarjev dom as follows:

  • Thursday, November 7, 08.30-09.00
  • Friday, November 8, 08.30-09.00

Attendance Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all registered participants and provided onsite during the meeting.

Invitation Letter

  • Registration Acknowledgement will be sent to you via e-mail after the announcement of abstract approval.
  • The official invitation letter will be available to ONLY those who have completed registration payment.
  • The Letter is not a commitment on the part of the organizer to provide any financial support.

Conference Venue

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai

Address: 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand

Find your way to the lap of luxury

The Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, is only a 10-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport.

Airport Connections

There are several options to reach Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai. Guests can choose from hotel limousine pick-up and taxi.

For taxis to central Chiang Mai, proceed to the ground floor of the international or domestic arrival halls.

Hotel Limousine

You can book a limousine pick-up by providing your flight details and estimated time of arrival when booking online.

Please contact the hotel directly at least one day in advance.


Taxis can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation (12-15 Minutes)

This is the standard presentation format. In an oral presentation the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow.

Poster Presentation (60 Minutes)

A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster pinned to a x-stand (160cm high by 60cm wide) to illustrate their research. All poster presenters need to bring their own x-stand. However, the local organizing committee will provide a poster template. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building.

Poster sample Required poster header and footer are available in a Microsoft Publisher (.pub) poster template available here.

Poster Number

Poster numbers will be provided by the Congress and will be available on your poster board.

Mounting and Removal: (Posters will be displayed in the conference hotel all the time during the conference).

  • Mounting time:
    • 08.30 – 09.00
  • Presentation time:
    • November 7, 2019 : Room TBA
    • November 8, 2019 : Room TBA
  • Removal time: from 17.00 – 17.30

*Presenters are responsible for the removal of their poster. Posters not removed by the indicated time above will be discarded at the end of the Conference. The Conference Secretariat cannot accept liability for lost or damaged posters and will not mail posters to authors after the Conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • All participants (including distinguished lecturers, discussants, invited speakers) who wish to give a talk or present a poster must submit an abstract.
  • Decision (Accepted/Rejected) will be notified to sender soon after the submission is made.
  • Only online submission will be subject to review.
  • The Abstract should be 500 words long in English.
  • The Abstract should include keywords/phrases.
  • Late submission will not be accepted.
  • All the Abstracts (even for the Poster sessions) of accepted presentations will be included in the Conference Guidebook.
  • The editorial team reserves the right to edit general information and format of abstracts for standardization.
  • Deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2018.

Hot to Submit Your Abstract and Full Paper:

  • To submit, go to ANPOR online submission system.
  • Create your account. Please be aware that the information you enter when creating your account and online submission system will be used for Invitation Letter, Conference Program, so please ensure correct spelling of name, affiliation and so forth.
  • Submit your abstract (maximum 500 words), choosing from the presentation formats listed below (Oral and Poster).
  • Submit well before the submission deadline in order to benefit from Early Bird or Normal Registration rates.
  • Your abstract will review and the result will be returned to you.
  • If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference and submit your full paper.
  • Only online submission will be accepted.
  • Only Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) will be accepted.
  • Submission of full paper is not must.
  • Upon payment of the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email and official receipt.

Submission Status:

  • Check on the status of your abstract submission by logging in to the online submission system.
  • If your paper is accepted for the presentation at the conference, a notification email will be sent to your registered email. If you do not receive this email, please check “Junk Mailbox” or contact us at info@anpor.net

Conference Proceedings

If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference Proceedings, once your abstract is accepted please ensure that you upload your full paper through the online system by 1 October 2019.

Final papers are only accepted in Microsoft Word format. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the Final Paper Guidelines and formatted your paper correctly.

The official Conference Proceedings will be published online in a PDF format under on ANPOR Conference Proceedings System.

Journal support & publications

Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research (AJPOR)

AJPOR is the quarterly journal of ANPOR. It has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. A special issue on research methods is planned for the August 2020 issue.


Best Poster Presentation Award

This award is for the best poster presented at the annual conference. ANPOR reserves the right to not award prizes.

Travel Information

Welcome to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Province is in Northern Thailand. The Chiang Mai weather is always cooler than the rest of the country, with a mean temperature of 25°C throughout the year. The city has plethora of things to see and things to do. The beauty of the mountains, hill tribe villages, and botanical gardens attracts millions of tourists to Chiang Mai every year. You can also enjoy a zoo and aquarium, a nocturnal zoo, and classic Northern Thai temples and architecture which are a fusion of Lanna, Mon, and Burmese styles.

Chiang Mai has a long history. It was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Nowadays it is a very modern city, similar to Bangkok.

The old city of Chiang Mai is a showcase of the north’s fascinating indigenous cultural identity that includes diverse dialects, a delectable cuisine, distinctive architecture, traditional values, lively festivals, numerous handicrafts workshops, northern style massage, and classical dances. Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. The presence of numerous hill tribes that feature a wealth of unique cultures enhances Chiang Mai’s distinctive diversity. Hill tribe trekking, often combined with river rafting and elephant riding has always been one of Chiang Mai’s greatest tourist attractions. Nowadays there are innumerable activities and attractions both in the city and the surrounding province, including massage instruction and golf. Moreover, visitors can visit workshops where they can learn about the production of silk or silver, and purchase memorable, hand-crafted souvenirs. With such a diverse range of attractions and an equally grand selection of dining and accommodation options, Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy the ultimate Thailand holiday.

Where to go

  • Royal Park Rajapruek
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Bhubing Rajanives Palace
  • Doi Ang Khang
  • Doi Pui
  • Doi Mon Jam
  • San Kamphaeng Hot Springs
  • Mae Sa Elephant Camp
  • Wat Phra Singh

How to go

By Bus

From Bangkok there are ordinary, 2nd class, and 1st class air-conditioned busses leaving throughout the day from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) for Chiang Mai (8.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.) Call 02 936 3600, 02 936 2852, and 02 937 8055 or Website ticket.transport.co.th for an updated bus timetable.

By Train

Express and rapid trains operated by the State Railways of Thailand leave for Chiang Mai from Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station six times a day from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. The trip takes about 11-12 hours on an express train. For more information, contact tel. 1690, or 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020 or Website www.railway.co.th. Chiang Mai Railway Station, tel. (053) 24 2094, 244 795, .247 462 245 363-4

By Air

Domestic airlines, including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air and Thai Vietjet operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Depending on where you are flying from, one of these airlines can also fly you directly to Chiang Mai from Mae Hong Son, Khon Kaen, Pattaya, Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani and Hat Yai.

From international destinations, visitors can fly directly to Chiang Mai on a number of domestic and international air carriers. While these routes are subject to their economic viability for individual airlines, it is usually possible to fly directly to Chiang Mai from Yangon, Mandalay, Luang Prabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Macau, hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Kunming, Changsha, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi An, Shanghai and Beijing

Local Public Transportation

Rót daang (literally ‘red trucks’) operate as shared taxis, and they roam the streets picking up passengers who are heading in the direction they are travelling. There are no fixed routes so the easiest thing to do is to ask if the driver will take you where you want to go. Journeys start from 20B for a short trip of a few blocks and 40B for a longer trip (eg from the old city to Th Nimmanhaemin).

Túk-túk work only on a charter basis and are more expensive than rót daang, but they offer that energising wind-through-your-hair feeling and are faster in traffic. Rates start at 60B for short trips and creep up to 100B at night, although you’ll probably have to bargain hard for these rates. Some drivers can be pushy and may try to steer you towards attractions that pay commissions.

Taxi It is very rare to see a metered taxi to flag down in Chiang Mai, but you can call for a pick-up from Taxi Meter – fares within Chiang Mai are unlikely to top 160B.


Visa arrangement is participant’s responsibility. 

Participants from the US and Canada, most of Europe and South East Asia may enter Thailand without a visa. The countries that can enter Thailand without a visa are listed at: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/contents/files/services-20150120-100712-551809.pdf

Participants from AFRICA (other than South Africa and Ethiopia), Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan will need to obtain a VISA IN ADVANCE from the Thai Embassy designed for their COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. This means that if you are resident outside your own country, you will need to apply to the Thai Embassy designed for the country where you are resident. The conference organizers can provide guidance and documents to help you get a visa, any visa assistance needed, please email to (official email account for the conference) with the subject line ‘Thai Visa for 2019 ANPOR Annual Conference’ and attach a scan of your passport and arrival and departure dates. Please give your country of official residence so that CMU can prepare the right documents and them to the right embassy. You will also require a passport valid for at least 6 months before your travel dates, photos and a copy of your air ticket or electronic ticket. Please contact the royal Thai Consulate or Embassy in your country to confirm the procedure. Please to this immediately. 

For further information about visa to Thailand, please visit website: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15405-General-information.html 

Recommended accommodation

Optional Hotels close to the Shangri-la Hotel as follows; 



2019 ANPOR Conference Committee

Email: info@anpor.net