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Panel Presentations

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Monday, Panel 1: Are all politics becoming more Italian?
Panel presenter Aldo Cristadoro

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Panel presenter Antonio Palmieri

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Monday, Panel 2: 2014 US Polling — A look at the numbers
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Panel presenter Ed Goeas

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Tuesday, Panel 1: From crisis to recovery
Panel presenter Dr. Carl Kell

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Panel presenter Giselle Perezblas

Giselle Perezblas: No slides

Tuesday, Panel 2: On the Streets of the EU
See the presentation of Christoph Hofinger

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See the presentation of Yussi Pick

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Panel presenter Graham Godwin-Pearson

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Tuesday, Panel 3: Winning hearts and likes
See the presentation of Eric Rardin

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See the presentation of Matt McMillan

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See the presentation of Gerry Gunster

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See the presentation of Genna Gent

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Wednesday, Panel 1: US Mid-Terms
Panel presenter Jim Walsh

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Panel presenter Rebecca Donatelli

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Wednesday, Panel 2: Democracy under pressure
Download the presentation of Rasa Alisauskiene

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Download the presentation of Andrii Kruglashov

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Download the presentation of Elif Dördüncü Aydemir

Elif Dördüncü Aydemir: Download slides


Wednesday, Panel 3: Elections and crisis in Latin América
Download the presentation of Francisco Abundis

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Download the presentation of Peter Brodnitz

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Download the presentation of Hugo Haime

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Panel presenter Felipe Noguera

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At a glance...

IAPC Conference Program BookConference Highlights Conference Location Official IAPC Events Optional Side Trips Post-Conference Trip

Conference Highlights

Our agenda is still being developed. But we have some highlights you won't want to miss:

  • Saturday, November 15th: Our private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Please see the tab called IAPC Offical Events for details of this once-in-a-lifetime private IAPC visit. Note: to take advantage, you will need to book an extra night at your hotel before the conference begins.
  • Sunday, November 16th: The conference begins with our opening reception in the evening, sponsored by Twitter.
  • Monday, November 17th: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been invited to present our Keynote Address; Ed Goeas of the Tarrance Group returns with Anna Greenberg of Greenburg Quinlan Rosner to present our panel called Battlegrounds Polling.
  • Tuesday, November 18th: We'll look at what's in store for the EU and Latin America, and get an international perspective on managing opinion during a crisis. Plus there is an afternoon visit to the Italian Parliament.
  • Wednesday, November 19th: What do the US mid-terms hold in store; how does democracy survive in hotspots around the world; and just how much can the impact of social media grow? And then there's our Gala.

Conference Location & Hotel

This year's conference will be held at the Rome Cavalieri — nestled in the heart of Rome.

Overlooking the panorama that has inspired visitors for centuries is Rome's most prestigious address – the Rome Cavalieri Hotel. Though only minutes from the city's great monuments, the Rome Cavalieri has the tranquility of an oasis. Enclosed in fifteen acres of lush Mediterranean parklands, this luxury Hotel is a calm retreat in the heart of the Eternal City, an elegant refuge where time slows and hearts quicken.

The first Hotel in Europe to be part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the Rome Cavalieri is more than just a 5–star property. It's the pre-eminent luxury Hotel in Rome, with an art collection that outshines many museums, a Grand Spa that would be the envy of a prestige health resort and with standards of luxury that set it apart from other Rome hotels. The Rome Cavalieri brings new meaning to notions of Italian style, and new purpose to the fine art of exclusive hospitality.

Book your hotel stay now and take advantage of our special IAPC rates.

IAPC Official Events

This year's conference will open with registration on Sunday, November 16 between 2:00 and 7:00pm with the Opening Reception sponsored by Twitter taking place on the hotel rooftop terrace between 6:30 and 8:30pm. And we'll wrap it up on Wednesday, November 19 beginning at 6:30pm with the:

  • Gala Event Cocktail Hour on the rooftop terrace, sponsored by Care2 and Resonate
  • 46th Annual Gala Dinner, sponsored by Goddard Gunster
  • After Party with live music, dancing and an open bar, sponsored by YuMe

The Gala is an optional event, priced at $200 per person.

In between, the Conference days will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day, allowing you plenty of time to explore all that Rome has to offer.

Unique Sistine Chapel Opportunity

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS: We have reserved the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum for a private visit for IAPC members and guests ONLY on Saturday, November 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Cost of $150 per person includes round-trip ground transportation from our hotel. And please note: if you wish to take advantage of this unique event, you must arrive in Rome a day before the conference officially begins.

Conference Side Trips

Book early, and secure your place on these fabulous side trips. All prices in US dollars.

Ancient Rome Tour

Sunday, November 16; 10:30am — 2:00pm
Cost: $100 per person
Take in the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and more.

Shopping at Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Sunday, November 16; 11:00am — 4:00pm
Cost: $46 for round-trip transportation
Find your favorite designer brands at up to 70% off at more than 100 boutiques, including Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors and more.

Rome Food Tour with Pizza Making

Monday, November 17; 9:00am — 1:00pm
Cost: $108 per person
Included: Campo de Fiori market, tastings and market stalls and pizza making at an authentic Italian restaurant.

Evening city stroll with wine

Monday, November 17; 5:15pm — 8:15pm
Cost: $63 per person
See the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and more. Cost includes one glass of white or red wine.

Crypts and Catacombs tour

Tuesday, November 18; 8:00am — 12:00pm
Cost: $115 per person
Includes the catacombs of Santa Priscilla, Capuchin Crypt and Church of San Clemente.

Borghese Gallery

Tuesday, November 18; 2:15pm — 5:15pm
Cost: $93 per person
You'll discover the collection's treasures with an expert guide on this small group tour.

Finding Bargains shopping near the Spanish Steps

Wednesday, November 19; 1:30pm — 5:30pm
Cost: $23 per person for transportation
We'll visit Francesco Rogani, Il Papiro along the way.

Questions? Please contact our Conference Director, Mari Rusch.

Post-Conference Trip

Our trip is an “ALL INCLUSVE” 4 day/4 night trip to the Tuscany region of Italy. Including first class coach travel from Rome to Tuscany, ground transportation for 4 days, 2 nights 5 star hotel accommodations, 2 nights 4 star hotel accommodations, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners with wine, VIP private tours, several private wine tastings, a ‘hands on group cooking experience’ at a small family vineyard with 5 course wine dinner of dishes we prepared and more!

Dates: Thursday, November 20 (depart Rome at 10:00am) to Monday, November 24 (depart Florence for flights home). NOTE: There is also an option to book a train on Monday from Florence to Rome for those wishing to fly out of Rome.

Cost: $1,423 per person (sharing room); $1,845 per person (single room). All inclusive.

Find the full details by downloading this Tuscany trip PDF.