Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III)
June 18 - 21, 2007 - Hyatt Regency Montreal - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Conference Information

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Welcome to the Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys. Building on the achievements of the first two ICES conferences, which were held in 1993 and 2000, ICES-III presents a wealth of opportunities for intellectual enrichment and professional networking.

Robert Edwards, director of the statistics department at the International Monetary Fund, will present the keynote address. This presentation will open the conference with insights gleaned from Edward’s global experience addressing the needs of both producers and users of official statistics while promoting best practices in national statistical systems.

The program described on the following pages presents the latest thinking on key issues pertaining to establishment surveys via introductory overview lectures, invited and contributed sessions, and a panel discussion. Poster sessions and software demonstrations provide further opportunities for cross-national, interdisciplinary discussions and the exchange of ideas.

The social program allows participants to enjoy unique cultural aspects of our beautiful host city-Montréal. In addition, the receptions and concluding dinner provide opportunities to renew existing friendships and meet new colleagues.

On behalf of all who have worked to make this conference a reality, I am pleased to welcome you, to thank you for participating, and to invite you to take advantage of the variety and depth of opportunities at the conference.

Howard Hogan, Chair
ICES-III Organizing Committee
Associate Director for Demographic Programs
U.S. Census Bureau

The Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III) will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 18-21, 2007. ICES-III will explore the current state of the art in survey methodology for establishment surveys. In 1993, ICES-I brought together more than 400 survey experts in the areas of businesses, farms, and institutions. ICES-II, in 2000, took a forward look at survey methods.

This conference will include:
     • A selection of invited, topic-contributed, and contributed sessions
     • Short courses on June 18
     • A keynote speaker and reception on the evening of June 18
     • Poster sessions and software demonstrations
     • A closing dinner with a panel presentation on the evening of June 21

Approximately 500 participants are expected. Following the conference, a collection of conference papers on CD-ROM will be sent to all participants.

Conference activities will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montréal. The Hyatt Regency Montréal web site is (Hotel reservations can be made starting on December 18, 2006.)

For further information, please send an email message to The official language of the conference is U.S. English. Translators will not be provided.


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American Statistical Association
International Association of Survey Statisticians

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Statistical Society of Canada
Section on Survey Research Methods
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ASA Section on
Government Statistics

The Organizing and Program Committees would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the ICES-III 2007:

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
DOE-Energy Information Administration
Mathematica Policy Research
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Center for Education Statistics
National Science Foundation
NORC at the University of Chicago
Office of National Statistics (UK)
Research Triangle Institute
Statistics Canada
Statistics Netherlands
Statistics Sweden
The ASA Section on Business and Economics Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau