2019 PSAI Annual Conference

(Date posted: 08 July 2019 | Last updated: 03 September 2019)

THEME: PSAI in the Changing Data Landscape
VENUE: Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic, Zambales
DATE: 4-6 September 2019

A. The 2019 PSAI Annual Conference - http://events.psai.ph/2019/ac/about.php

The Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) is pleased to announce its 2019 Annual Conference on September 4-6, 2019 which will be held at the Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic, Zambales under the theme PSAI in the Changing Data Landscape.

The PSAI recognizes the many new global and national aspirations and the emergence of new technologies. The pressure on statistical systems to produce more granular data faster and in forms easily disseminated and understood by all has become imperative. As the professional association of statisticians in the Philippines, the PSAI is challenged to look into the directions that must be pursued to be an influencer in the changing data landscape. In 2018, the PSAI started discussions to answer the question of how to move forward and a workshop was held to produce a strategic document on future directions.

The 2019 PSAI Annual Conference is designed under this environment. It shall put forward this question and will engage the participants to contribute their thoughts on the role of the PSAI in the emerging data driven culture. The participants shall come from the private sector, government, academe and development partners at the national and local levels.

The PSAI Annual Conference is a complementation of skills training, discussions, and sharing of best practices. There will be paper and poster presentations, as well as panel and market place discussions. The Conference shall also feature the Best Student Paper Competition, now on its 4th year, with the support of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute.

B. Four (4) Parallel Training Courses

The short training courses aim to provide a clearer appreciation of the digital business that generate big data and the technologies that enable access to these data sources such as data harvesting, data mining, web scraping, web crawling and other emerging technology. The four (4) parallel training courses on topics of current interest are as follows:

  1. Spatial Statistics Using ArcGIS and R
  2. Elements of Questionnaire Design
  3. Internet-Based Data Collection: Fundamentals of Webscraping
  4. Developing Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) applications using CSPro

The Annual Conference is conducted in partnership with the Geodata Systems Technologies, the Philippine Statistics Authority, and other Sponsors.

Come! Join the Conference and help shape the future of the PSAI.

Contact Information:

Ms. Stephanie Andres / Mr. Jeffrey B. Sumalinog
Email: secretariat@psai.ph
Phone: (02) 920-6513
Telefax (02)-456-1928

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For more information, please visit the conference website at http://events.psai.ph/2019/ac/about.php