IAOS 2012 Conference: Getting our Messages Across


The IAOS 2012 Conference will focus on how statistical offices are ensuring that the key messages in their statistics are getting through to users and are adding value to decision making. In particular it will cover:

•Standards for statistical reporting and commentary writing: using plain and simple language
•Statistical and graphical presentation techniques including the use of trend analysis and data visualisation
•Developments in the use of IT: the web, providing on-line analysis facilities for users, using metadata to improve searches; ipods, wikis and blogs
•How third parties can add value
•Marketing our statistics
•Building relationships with customers, monitoring feedback and setting priorities
•Statistical literacy

The Conference will include the plenary/parallel sessions, panel discussions, sessions with invited and contributed papers on issues concerning one (or more) of these topics:

•Statistical Literacy
•Statistical Story Telling
•New Information Media
•Enhancing Access to Information
•Marketing, Promotion and Customer Focus
In addition, there will be sessions organized by the Standing Committee on Regional and Urban Statistics (SCORUS), and poster sessions.

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