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2020 ANPOR-APCA Annual Conference and AJPOR Webinar Workshop
“Measuring, Understanding, and Communicating Public Opinion in Unprecedented Times”
2020 ANPOR-APCA Annual Conference and AJPOR Webinar Workshop
2 December 2020 | Virtual Conference
Welcome to 2020 ANPOR-APCA Annual Conference



Public Opinion Research in the COVID-19 Era

Ofer Feldman

Professor of Political Psychology and Political Behavior at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Sung Kyum Cho

KAMOS, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Angus Weng Hin Cheong

President, Macau Association for Internet Research (MAIR), Macau

Hongna Miao

Nanjing University, China

Sonja Zmerli

Sciences Po Grenoble, France

ANPOR-APCA Future Talk: Life's Beyond New Normal

Leticia Dizon

Former Faculty, Department of English and Applied Linguistics

De La Salle University, Philippines

Hadi Saba Ayon

University of Le Havre Normandie, France

Sook Choi

Senior Researcher, Institute in Humanities & Social Sciences, NRF at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Min Hang

School of Journalism and Communication

Tsinghua University, China

AJPOR Workshop: Demystifying the Process of Publishing in an International Journal

John M. Kennedy

Center for Survey Research, Indiana University, USA

Brian Bantugan

St. Paul University Manila, Philippines

Sung Kyum Cho

KAMOS, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Jantima Kheokao

School of Communication Arts, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

Sarah Prusoff LoCascio

Center for Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI), USA

How to Submit Your Paper

1st Step

Submit Abstract

Submit your abstract to the online system.

2nd Step

Select Presentation Type

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Workshop Presentation
  • Panel Presentation
  • Roundtable

3rd Step


Notification of acceptance will be given after the abstract is reviewed and accepted.

4th Step


Registration to attend the conference and pay registration fees by online system.

5th Step

Proof of payment

Your payment will proof after registered and paid registration fees. We will send the confirmation letter after that.

6th Step

Zoom ID

Zoom meeting code will be given one week before the conference date.

7th Step

Conference Day

Participate in the conference on 2 December 2020.

8th Step

Digital Certificate

Digital certificate will be given to all presenters within two weeks after the conference date.

Conference Fees

Early Bird - ANPOR Member

$ 50
  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Certificate of attendance

Early Bird - Non-ANPOR Member

$ 90
  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Certificate of attendance

Early Bird - Student

$ 30
  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All rates above excluded transaction fees.
  • All transaction fees must pay by participants.
  • Find Terms and Conditions for more information about conference fees

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Opens: 1 October 2020
  • Registration Opens: 16 October 2020
  • Deadline of Abstract Submission: 27 November 2020
  • Last Day of Early Bird Registration: 30 November 2020
  • Last Day of Full Paper Submission: 30 November 2020
  • Last Day of Video Submission: 30 November 2020
  • Last Day for Registration and Payment: 1 December 2020
  • Conference Date: 2 December 2020

News / Updates

December 2, 2020 : Bangkok Time (GMT +7).

* Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.

Terms & Conditions

In the past year, we have witnessed trends of global transformation across industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The worldwide increase in human knowledge despite limited physical mobility, unhindered and expansive communication channels have been facilitating the transfer of knowledge across continents. Communication is one of the underlining frameworks of such global transformation that also reinforces public opinion on global issues.

The Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) has been an important venue for scholars, practitioners, journalists, and students from various countries to participate and contribute to the betterment of Asian societies through the lens of public opinion, journalism, and communication research since 2012. Since the founding of the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA) in 2018, this organization of national and regional organizations, which includes ANPOR as one of its members, has facilitated communication among communication scholars on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Members of the global community are in the process of transformation to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. ANPOR and APCA are also riding this challenging wave to survive.

As academic communities, ANPOR and APCA offer the venue for scholars to meet and expand their relationship regularly. Throughout the past seven years, the ANPOR annual conference has successfully crafted friendships and collaborations among scholars and institutions, not only in Asia but also in other regions. To keep the spirit of ANPOR and APCA in this time of limited physical mobility, we will cherish our tradition in the virtual world of the 2020 Joint ANPOR Annual Conference/APCA Annual Conference. 

The previous ANPOR conferences in Seoul, Niigata, Bangkok, Battambang/Siem Reap, Shanghai, Bandung, and Chiangmai have all been a great success, drawing participants from more than 20 countries. Ideas, research, and cooperation have been the fruit of our gatherings. We have indeed come a long way since our establishment and have steadily grown. The network’s journal – the Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research (AJPOR) – has now been indexed in the Korean Citation Index database, and Scopus and will continue to be listed in other world ranking databases.

To commemorate the 8th year of ANPOR and the 3rd year of APCA, you are cordially invited to submit abstracts and papers to present at the online conference.  The theme of our conference this year is “Measuring, Understanding, and Communicating Public Opinion in Unprecedented Times”.

Thus the 2020 ANPOR-APCA Annual Conference hopes to engage academics from across the regions within the central theme of public opinion and multicultural communication.

Scientific Committee

  • Chair
    • Prof. Dr. Sung Kyum Cho

      Director, Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI), Chungnum National University,Korea

  • Co-Chair
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jantima Kheokao
      University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
  • Member
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureeporn Thanaslip
      Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    • Prof. Dr. Yunjuan Luo
      South China University of Technology, China
    • Prof. Dr. Akinori Seki
      Tokyo Keizai University, Japan
    • Dr. Brian Bantugan
      St Paul University Manila, Philippines
    • H.E. Siang EmTotim
      University of Battambang, Cambodia
    • Dr. Siritorn Yingrengreung
      Boromarajonani College of Nursing Bangkok, Thailand
    • Prof. Dr. Ofer Feldman
      Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
    • Sang Kyung Lee
      Hyundai Research, South Korea
    • Dr. Hadi Saba Ayon
      Laboratoire UMR CNRS IDÉES, Université Le Havre Normandie, France
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dorien Kartikawangi
      School of Communication Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
    • Dr. Dadang Rahmat Hidayat
      Faculty of Communication Science, Padjadjalan University, Indonesia
    • Dr. Nik Norma Nik Hasan
      School of Communication Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Malaysia
  • Secretary
    • Dhanikcha Boonwattanopas

  • All rates above excluded PayPal transaction fees.
  • All transaction fees must pay by participants.
* Non-member rate includes membership to ANPOR for 2020. 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 $20 (650 THB) for each additional paper.

*** Deadline of Early-Bird fee extended to 30 November 2020.

Individual Presentation Types

Oral Presentations

This is the most popular presentation type, and one that most presenters prefer. A 10-15 minute standalone presentation, with 3-5 minutes for Q and A, is scheduled in a session of usually two or three other presenters, who act as the main respondents to your presentation. These presentations are scheduled as parallel sessions and are advertised and open to other conference participants in the conference program.

Poster Presentations

A poster is a more informal way of presenting as it allows presenters to give a quick overview of their work but to tailor the focus to the individual or small group in front of the poster. It is a more conversational way of presenting and is particularly popular in the sciences and social sciences, where research is data-driven.

Virtual Presentations

Participate in ANPOR2020 via Virtual Presentation (Pre-Recorded)!

As part of our internationalizing mission and commitment to accessibility, we are dedicated to providing platforms that make presentation and publishing possible for everyone. ANPOR’s purpose-built online platform provides structured accountability and reporting for conference participation and attendance, both physical and virtual.

Virtual presenters enjoy all of the following:

  • Presentation published in ANPOR’s Online Video Archive
  • Final Paper published in the Conference Proceedings (optional)
  • Listing in the Online Program/Abstract Book
  • Rigorous double-blind peer review acceptance standards
  • Real-time engagement and interaction
  • Access to plenary presentations via live stream and to PDFs of plenary slides

The Virtual Presentation Process

To present your research in the conference as a Virtual Presenter, have your abstract first pass a double-blind peer review. To submit a paper, go to ANPOR’s online submission system.

If accepted for presentation at the conference, ANPOR invites authors to register, participate and publish in the following way:

  1. Register as a Virtual Presenter on the conference website. Upon payment of the registration fee, your attendance at the conference will be confirmed.
  2. Create your presentation video and upload it via the ANPOR Submission and Review System. The style of the video is up to you. Some delegates choose to record themselves presenting, while others convert a PowerPoint presentation into a video. Your presentation video will then be added to ANPOR’s Online Video Archive where it will remain indefinitely.
  3. Participate online by watching the dedicated live stream and by joining dedicated online conference sessions.*
  4. Submit your Final Paper to the Conference Proceedings (optional), which are archived and made publicly available on the ANPOR online conference proceedings.
  5. Receive a hard copy of your Digital Certificate of Presentation.

*This may vary depending on the conference.

Live-Stream Presentations

Many people around the world are moving meetings, classrooms and events online, and ANPOR is now offering the option to present online, via Zoom. This is an exciting new opportunity for scholars around the world to engage with an international audience without the need to travel.

Live-stream presentations give speakers the opportunity to avoid expenses and time required to travel, reduce their carbon footprint, and share ideas online. Additionally, many of the same benefits enjoyed by presenters at traditional in-person conferences are also available to online presenters, including presenting one’s work to an international audience and engaging in Q&A, publishing in the Conference Proceedings, and participating in discussions with other scholars around the world.

The Live-Stream Presentation Process

To present your research at the conference as a Live-Stream Presenter, have your abstract first pass a double-blind peer review. To submit, go to ANPOR’s online submission system.

If accepted for presentation at the conference, ANPOR invites authors to register, participate and publish in the following way:

  1. Register as a Live-Stream Presenter on the conference website. Upon payment of the registration fee, your attendance at the conference will be confirmed.
  2. Watch the Demo Video, download the Zoom app, and join a test meeting.
  3. Before the conference, get a link from the organizers to join your session and information on how to watch the live plenary session.
  4. Participate online by watching the dedicated live stream and by joining dedicated online conference sessions.
  5. Present and participate in your scheduled live-stream session.
  6. Submit your Final Paper to the Conference Proceedings (optional), which are archived and made publicly available on the ANPOR online conference proceedings.
  7. Receive a hard copy of your Digital Certificate of Presentation.
  • 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 November 27th, 2020.

Please adhere to the deadlines mentioned in the Dates of Importance.

All Presenters, Participants, and Attendees are required to register and pay their registration fee before the final registration deadline.

There are two payment options available in ANPOR-APCA Annual Conference 2020. You can pay your registration fee through:

  • Online or Transfer payment system for THAI participants.
  • Online payment system for international participants.

Before making the payment for the Conference using any of the above methods, please register online and select your registration fee.

Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR)

The Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) was officially established on November 28, 2012, by scholars and experts in public opinion research coming from 9 different Asian countries and regions. The aims and objectives of ANPOR are:

  • a) to promote in each country or region in Asia the right to conduct and publish scientific research or practical analysis on what the citizens at large and organized or unorganized groups think and how this thinking is influenced by various factors or influences decisions and opinions,
  • b) to promote the knowledge and application of scientific methods in this objective,
  • c) to assist and promote the development and publication of public opinion research in Asia,
  • d) to promote worldwide the publication of public opinion research on Asia,
  • e) to promote international cooperation and exchange among academic, commercial, or political researchers, journalists, and political actors, as well as between the representatives of the different scientific disciplines.
  • f) to engage in any kind of activity directly or indirectly supporting the above mentioned activities.

ANPOR’s activities include professional meetings and publications, encouraging high professional standards, promoting improved research techniques, informing journalists about the appropriate forms of publishing poll results, observing the democratic process and use of polls in elections, promoting personnel training, coordinating international polls, and maintaining close relations with other international and regional research associations.

Founding officers of ANPOR includes President Jantima Kheokao from Thailand, Vice President Xie Yungeng from China and Secretary-Treasurer Jong-Seok Byun from South Korea.

Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA)

In the fall of 2018, a group of scholars from various communication and journalism organizations from the Asia-Pacific region met in China to discuss the possibility of working together. Recognizing that international cooperation between these various organizations could facilitate training of journalists and scholars internationally and promote best practices throughout the region, these scholars suggested creating an alliance. Thus, the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA) was born.

Rather than an organization of individual scholars, APCA is an organization of organizations.

APCA plans to conduct events on a regular basis and encourages international collaborations and cooperation. In addition, APCA member organizations may use the upcoming events section of this website to let others know about their respective conferences and events, enabling more cross-cultural sharing of information.

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.

During the event, ANPOR 2020 official photographers will be taking photographs, recording video or making audio recordings to maintain records. The pictures, videos, and sound recordings will be used for Conference-related activities including in the promotional material, in both print and electronic format, via the Internet, ANPOR websites and social media to publicize our Conference. In no way will they be used for commercial purposes.

Any redistribution, reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
  • You may not, except with our expressed written permission, to distribute or commercially exploit the content, nor may you transmit or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
  • Participants will be responsible for any copyright issues made during their presentation.

Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner. The owners of copyright in the content on this website may seek compensation for the use of their content by any party or entity without prior approval in writing from ANPOR.

Questions about the conference should be directed to ANPOR Coordinator Natthakorn Ruengdit Email: info@anpor.net or Website: https://www.anpor.net/anpor2020/