Speaking Engagements and Workshops
A frequent public speaker to business leaders and professional groups, Gary Langer has given scores of invited presentations on the measurement, meaning and contours of public opinion.
While chiefly in demand for his election, political and policy analysis, Langer also leads workshops on data analysis, data quality, questionnaire design, survey management and presentation skills.
With each presentation tailored to his specific audience, Langer is equally at home before general-interest groups, corporate leaders seeking insight into public attitudes, market researchers, fellow survey research professionals and others reaching for a better understanding of survey research.
See below for Langer's recent speaking engagements.
Presentations of a paper written with Julie E. Phelan on the concurrent and predictive validity of the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index; presentations on the U.S. political landscape and on polling in Yemen; and plenary session moderator, annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Phoenix, Ariz., May 12-15, 2011.
"The Pulse of the Nation," Cosmopolitan Club, New York, N.Y., May 11, 2011.
Visiting Professional, delivering a series of lectures at the University of Iowa, April 24-27, 2011.
"Yemen Baseline and Afghanistan Trends: A Public Opinion Update," Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., April 4, 2011. (See Part I and Part II PowerPoint slides, and CSIS coverage here, including video of the talk and a separate interview on polling standards with Tony Cordersman, CSIS Burke Chair in Strategy.)
"Consumer Confidence: Current Correlations and Predictive Capabilities," New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, April 7, 2011. PowerPoint here.
"Public Attitudes in Yemen," Yemen Deep Dive - federal interagency Strategic Communications Research Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, Washington, D.C., March 22, 2011.
"Message Delivered: The Voters' Voice in 2010." Keynote address, annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 19, 2010.
"The 2010 Midterms: What they Meant and Where They Take Us." Diesel Technology Forum, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2010.
“Survey Research in Changing Times.” Plenary session speaker, annual meeting of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010. PowerPoint here.
"Chasing Feathers: The Whys and Wherefores of News Polling." Invited lecture, Columbia University School of Journalism, New York, N.Y., Oct. 13 and 19, 2010.
"The Shape of Our Politics." Keynote address, annual Policy Summit of the Association of Washington Business, Blaine, Wash., Sept. 22, 2010.