26/10/2016 - 28/10/2016

Modernizing Agricultural Statistics for Sustainable Development

Rome, Italy

The 7th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII) is organized by the Italian National Institute of Statistics with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).  The conference brings together research and best practices in the field of agricultural statistics in response to the changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics. More…

05/09/2016 - 08/09/2016

Gathering Statisticians and Data Users

Manchester, United Kingdom

The Royal Statistical Society​ will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Manchester – the European City of Science 2016. Because of the range of topics presented and discussed and the breadth of the audience, this conference is the only one in the UK where all statisticians and users of data gather together. So it’s the best forum to share information, network and learn from one another. More…

30/07/2016 - 04/08/2016

Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

​JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America with more than 6,000 attendees from 52 countries and over 600 sessions. Topics range from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science.  More…

20/06/2016 - 21/06/2016

Data and Development

Washington, DC, USA

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE)​, organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. More…

31/05/2016 - 03/06/2016

Improving the Quality of Official Statistics

Madrid, Spain

The European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2016), hosted by Eurostat​ and the Instituto Nacional de ​Estadistica​, will cover relevant and innovative topics on data quality. These topics will range from the challenges and the new paradigm of quality in an information and knowledge-driven society including big data and multi-source statistics, to governance and management aspects like the ones linked to the ESS Vision 2020. Furthermore, as an open forum of debate, it represents an opportunity to introduce innovation in the measurement and management of the quality in statistical domains and in specific statistical products.​..(more)​

27/04/2016 - 29/04/2016

Do Good Data

Chicago, USA

Do Good Data, the leading conference on data, research and analytics for the social sector, brings together innovators and thought leaders to discuss how data can be used to create a more effective and efficient sector.  The conference convenes in Chicago and promises to deliver concrete skill development in data analysis, data visualization, and research methodology. More…

08/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

Civil Society to Monitor the SDGs

Bogota, Colombia

​Under the banner of “Active Citizens, Accountable Actions”, International Civil Society Week 2016 will feature more than two dozen events organised by leading civil society organisations. Delegates can look forward to events on civic space, monitoring and accountability of the new Sustainable Development Goals, youth engagement in policy development, global citizenship, advocacy and many others. In addition to plenary sessions, workshops and meetings, the week will also feature documentary screenings, art exhibitions, and local cultural activities. The experiential component of the programme will allow participants to reflect on Colombia’s past and present struggles, and how these relate to their own struggles for social justice and peaceful societies at home. More…


Open Data in Belgium and Beyond

Antwerp, Belgium

​The Open Belgium Conference 2016 is a community driven conference about Open Knowledge and Open Data, hosted in Antwerp this year. It’s packed with interesting talks and discussions. We debate about the openness of Belgium, from a local point of view to a European perspective. We provide national and international keynotes, cases and workshops, bringing you up to speed on new evolutions and best practices. All this rounds up in a network moment amongst attendees and speakers. The Open Belgium conference started out as a part of the three day conference DataDays in Ghent. Today, this is a yearly​ conference alternating between the three Belgian regions: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels, keeping the voice of the open community in Belgium alive.​ More…