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IAOS Conference on Official Statistics: Getting Our Messages Across

IAOS Conference on Official Statistics: Getting Our Messages Across

12 - 14 September 2012
Kyiv Ukraine

Invitation by IAOS President and SSSU Chair

IAOS Conference on Official Statistics:


Kyiv, 12-14 September 2012

Letter of invitation

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine would like to welcome you to the biennial meeting for statisticians from national statistical institutes, international organisations and academies. The theme of the IAOS Conference in Kyiv 2012 is Getting Our Messages Across.

The conference covers relevant topics for official statistics. There will be both plenary sessions and panel discussions. We expect to receive your papers and presentations. Areas covered by the conference are e.g:

  • 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

The working languages ​​of the conference will be English, Russian and Ukrainian. Simultaneous interpretation between them will be provided.

For further details regarding the programme, please see the conference website under programme. For registration, accommodations and other practical matters see also the conference website


Stephen Penneck

President, IAOS

Oleksandr Osaulenko

Chair, SSCU