Detail from "the second line," a painting by Bob Graham. For more about the artist, click here.

Conference Information

Conference Information


Registration is closed.
Onsite registration will open at the hotel on Wednesday, October 31 at 7am.

  Early Registration
(June 21 - August 15)
Regular Registration
(August 16 - October 15)
Onsite Registration
(October 31 - November 3
Registrant $495 $625 $725
Short Course $180 $210 $240

Registration fees include lunches and the Thursday evening reception. Please indicate during the registration process your plans to attend as well as your meal preferences.

Short Courses

Two short courses will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:30am to 12:00pm and one short course will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Main registration is required in order to purchase a ticket for a short course. For more information about the courses being offered, please visit the Short Course webpage of the conference site.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing.
Email:; Fax: (703) 997-7299;
Mail: H2R2012, ASA, 732 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1943

  • Cancellations received by October 15, 2012 will be refunded less 20% all items.
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER October 15, 2012.

Avoid Headaches! Plan Ahead!

  • You can expect delays due to heavy volume near registration deadlines. Register early to avoid delays.
  • To avoid multiple registrations and multiple charges, only submit your registration ONCE. Please do not fax a registration that you have also submitted by mail.
  • Know your organization's reimbursement policies before you register, to avoid later problems.
  • Payment must accompany registrations; purchase orders are not accepted. Registrations received without payment will not be processed.
  • Be sure to submit check requests to your organization in sufficient time to meet registration deadlines.
  • Using a departmental credit card? Don't forget to obtain permission from the cardholder in advance of registration deadlines, and be clear on what you may or may not charge to that card. The ASA's Registration Department can assist you if you need to use multiple forms of payment.


If you have questions about registration or require assistance, please contact H2R2012 Registration at or call (703) 684-1221. We do not accept registrations by telephone or email.

Committee Members

Brad Edwards (Conference co-chair)
Vice President
Phone: 301-294-2021
Fax: 301-294-2038

Nancy Bates (Conference co-chair)
Senior Researcher for Survey Methodology
U.S. Census Bureau
Phone: 301-763-5248

Pierre Lavallée
Assistant Director
Business Survey Methods Division
Statistics Canada
Phone: 613-951-2892

Linda A. Jacobsen
Vice President, Domestic Programs
Population Reference Bureau
Phone: 202-939-5414

Siobhan Carey
Statistical Analysis
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
London, UK

Timothy P. Johnson
Director, Survey Research Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: 312-996-5310

Frauke Krueter
Associate Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology
University of Maryland
Phone: 301-405-0935

Mary Mulry
Principal Researcher
U.S. Census Bureau
Phone: 301-763-1759

Gordon Willis
Cognitive Psychologist
National Cancer Institute
Phone: 301-594-6652
Fax: 301-435-3710

Kirk Wolter
Executive Vice President, NORC &
Professor, University of Chicago
Phone: 312-759-4206

Roger Tourangeau
Vice President, Westat

Hotel Information

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
Phone: +1 (504) 613-2888

A block of rooms has been secured at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the discounted group rate listed below, if booked by Monday, October 8, 2012. To make reservations, please click here or call the hotel reservation line at (888) 236-2427 or +1 (504) 613-2888. Please reference the "American Statistical Association" or Reference #M-QHXA6 to receive the group rates.

Single/Double: $209
Triple: $229
Quad: $249

A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing U.S. Government Per Diem rate, with proof of eligibility required upon check-in. To reserve a government rated room, click here, select "I have an access code" from the drop-down menu and enter the code 859.

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed by a major credit card
  • Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 13% plus $2.00 per night city occupancy fee) in effect at the time of check-in.
  • Deposits are refundable up to 48 hours in advance of your arrival date

About the Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Here, in this little corner of the American South, where European traditions blend with

Caribbean influences, the history is as colorful as the local architecture; the food is the stuff of legend. Haitian and African Creoles developed an exotic, spicy cuisine and were instrumental in creating jazz and Cajun Zydeco.

The street names are French and Spanish, the Creole architecture comes in a carnival of tropical colors, and the voodoo is a Caribbean import. The magic is irresistible.

Come and experience the most celebrated and historic core of the city - including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street corridor, Garden District, and the beautiful St. Charles Avenue, lined with shady oaks, stately homes and historic mansions … a place like no other … a sensory overload with an authentic spirit … a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.

Things to Do
Things to Do


New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. Temperatures range from the mid 40's in winter to the upper 90's in the summer, so visitors are encouraged to check the forecast before packing.
Average High: 75° F / 24° C
Average Low: 61° F/ 16.3° C

Travel Information

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offers 116 average daily flights, 14,371 average daily seats and services 37 cities.

Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation for Armstrong International Airport, with service to and from New Orleans' hotels and other designated locations. Fare is $20 per person one way and a discounted $38 per person round trip is now available.

Taxi rates are $3.50 plus $2 per mile (.25 per one-eighth mile) thereafter. There is also an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger after the first passenger.

RTA services are $1.25, including bus transportation and the streetcar. Thirty-three bus and streetcar lines are running daily. Bus service allows transportation throughout the city's major corridor, extending from the Faubourg Marigny to Riverbend. For additional information, go to

International Travel

Traveling to the United States

All visa applicants are advised to apply for their visa as soon as travel to the United States is contemplated, and not later than 3 - 4 months in advance. This means that international delegates should start the visa process during July - August 2012.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

ESTA is a free, automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. The ESTA application collects the same information collected on Form I-94W. ESTA applications may be submitted at anytime prior to travel, though it is recommended travelers apply when they begin preparing travel plans.

You can find frequently asked ESTA questions here.

Letter of Invitation

If you request a Letter of Invitation for you to apply for a U.S. visa to travel to the United States and attend the 2012 International Conference on Survey Methods for Hard to Reach Populations, you must be a registrant for the Meeting. You are also requested to provide the following information by sending an email to

  1. Your name as it appears on your passport
  2. Position
  3. Organization
  4. Primary address including city, state, country, and zip
  5. Passport number
  6. Your meeting registration number

Upon receipt of this information, a Letter of Invitation for the Meeting will be sent in PDF format to your email given above. If you need the Letter of Invitation to be faxed to you, please provide a fax number. If you need an original hard copy, please notify by July 31, 2012. This request will be processed within 10 business days.

Please be advised that the Letter of Invitation is to assist you in your visa application to attend the Meeting. ASA is not responsible for the issuance of a visa. You are advised to submit your visa application to the appropriate authorities as early as possible.

Other Helpful Links

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Travel Webpage
U.S. Department of State

ASA Meetings Department · 732 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 · (703) 684-1221

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