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Past ISLP Meetings

IAOS 2012 Official Statistics: getting your messages across

Kiev, Ukraine, 12 to 14 September 2012

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At its biannual conference the International Association for Official Statistics focussed on ways of ensuring that statistics reach a wide audience, maximising their use and demonstrating their value. The conference was open to all with an interest in official statistics and had five themes:

  • Statistical story telling: examples from the financial markets; demystifying the numbers; beyond data visualisation
  • Enhancing information access: using statistical frameworks; data without boundaries; public sector information
  • New information media: wikis; mashups; the third sector
  • Marketing and customer focus: examples from Japan, Mexico, and Abu Dhabi
  • Statistical literacy: a variety of experiences from across the world.

We had debates on the open data movement; the competitive playing field for official statistics; using statistics for decision making; the role of social media, and the impact on trust.

This was an invaluable opportunity to hear about the latest approaches for dissemination and for networking.

ISLP Open Meeting in ICOTS8 2010 in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11 to 16 July 2010

ICOTS8 had the theme “Data and context in statistics education: towards an evidence-based society” More information

ISLP Open Meeting (Powerpoint)