1504.0 - Methodological News, Jun 2008  
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NatStats Conference08- updates

The NatStats Conference08 will be held at the Crown Promenade, Melbourne from 19 - 21 November 2008.
Preprogram registration for the conference is NOW OPEN! Register and pay before 20th June to receive a special price on your conference registration - even cheaper than early bird!

The NatStats08 website, http://www.nss.gov.au/natstats, is your one-stop shop for all your NatStats08 needs. From the website you will be able to register for the conference, download sponsorship and exhibition documents, and be informed of all the latest program and social events developments.

The conference program has been designed with policy and decision makers in mind. Senior staff from policy departments, academia and the private sector, as well as overseas speakers are being invited to help elevate thinking to a national perspective. The conference will be divided into three main themes: Informing the Nation; Measuring the Progress of Society and Informing the Environment Debate. There will also be a showcase session that will demonstrate Information Platforms and State planning initiatives.

Participating in NatStats08 will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Learn from experts and experience first hand the latest developments and the future directions of key national statistics;
  • Connect with the statistical community on the issues and challenges in creating a culture of evidence-based decision making;
  • Share your experiences and raise awareness of the significant issues within your field; and
  • Network with policy makers from across government, industry, academia and the community.

If you would like to know more about the conference program, please contact Mark Lound on (02) 6252 6325 or email him at inquiries@nss.gov.au.

To register your interest in the conference, please contact Conference Solutions on natstats@con-sol.com.