Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A Whirly MAPOR
COPS members returned from the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) conference in Chicago this past weekend a little smarter -- and a little sore. In addition to the usual attendance at sessions and making paper presentations, some of us made a brief side trip Friday evening to play a game of "Whirlyball." I've appended a few photos below; in the photos are Kim Rios Morrison, Elizabeth Stoycheff, Whitney Walther, Katie Benski, and Ivan Dylko; other attendees were COPS members John Tchernev, Kyle Messer, and myself. Everyone had lots of fun playing Whirlyball -- despite issues of whiplash! Also, Ivan Dylko made an important impact with his presentation -- generating a posting on the Media Convergence blog acknowledging his contribution.