Conference Information > Letter from Chair

Mark Harris, Chair

I would like to invite you to attend the Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES IV). The ICES series of conferences serve an important role in the world of survey methodology. Practitioners from government agencies, academia, private sector and more will gather in Montreal, Canada, June 11th - 14th 2012, to continue the tradition of sharing innovative techniques and best practices to address common issues.

Throughout the week, you will be able to participate in contributed and invited sessions, introductory overview lectures, poster sessions and software demonstrations. In addition, the concluding dinner and the informal activities will provide many opportunities to renew existing relationships and meet new colleagues.

Beyond the walls of the conference, the city of Montreal offers many opportunities for fun, culture, and adventure. Go down to the famous Underground City for shopping and entertainment, or take an urban walk up Mount Royal for fantastic views of the city. Visit one of the over 30 museums to expand your knowledge, or dine and enjoy the nightlife along Crescent Street and Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood. Experiences abound on this small island in the St. Lawrence River.

On behalf of everyone taking part in bringing ICES IV to fruition, we look forward to you joining us to solve current issues and develop the future vision in surveying businesses, farms and institutions. See you in Montreal!

Mark Harris, Chair
ICES IV Organizing Committee
Director, Research and Development Division
National Agricultural Statistics Service