Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What is the status of Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics?
After careful consideration of the evolving concerns about COVID-19 regarding travel and large group gatherings, the ASA has determined the best and most responsible decision is to hold the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics as a virtual conference.
What dates and times will the virtual event take place?
The virtual program will remain as scheduled for June 14-17, 2021. Adjusted session dates and times can be found in the online program. All session times are indicated (provided) in the Eastern Time Zone.
Should I cancel my travel arrangements?
If you have already made your travel arrangements for New Orleans, please contact your travel provider to investigate the cancellation options you have available.
Who can participate in the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics virtual event?
All paid registrants. You can register for the event through Thursday, June 17.
Is registration open for the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics virtual event?
Registration is now open and will remain so through Thursday, June 17.
Will there be short courses?
With the move to a virtual conference, the decision was made to cancel short courses for ICES VI.
Will there still be sponsors?
Yes, there will be a virtual exhibit hall with sponsors. Take a look at the current list of sponsors.
How do I access the virtual event?
Details about how to access the virtual Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics will be made available to all registrants as the conference approaches, but no later than Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
What platform will be used for the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics?
The virtual event will take place on a third-party platform known as Pathable.

Additional information about the attendee experience, including a user FAQ & Best Practices guide, is available. An informational video may also prove useful.

Additional information about the program participant experience (speakers, panelists, discussants, and chairs), including a speaker FAQ & Best Practices guide, is also available.
Do I need to download anything to attend the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics sessions?
We plan for there to be no downloads or installations required for attendees to access the program. Login will be required to access the virtual event platform and speakers/presenters will need to download and log in separately to Zoom to present during their session. Most content will be available on demand after the conference concludes.
What platform is being used by session speakers?
We plan for Zoom webinars to be used by session speakers for their presentations. Software demonstrations and networking events will be via Zoom meetings. All sessions will be accessible via the virtual event platform, and instructions will be provided. For additional details about presenting via the virtual platform, please see the Pathable Speaker FAQ.

A Pathable speaker instructional video is also available.

Program Information

What portion of the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics program will be available virtually?
The virtual conference will include general sessions, introductory overview lectures, invited sessions, topic-contributed sessions, contributed speed sessions, and software demonstrations. There will also be a virtual exhibit hall and networking events.
Speed Presentations
Speed presentations will be made in two parts: a live 3–4-minute overview during the scheduled concurrent session and a pre-recorded 15-minute presentation for on-demand viewing.
General Sessions
There will be two keynote sessions on the program. These will take place on Monday, June 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. and Thursday, June 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Session Chair Information

What are my roles and responsibilities during my session?
During your session, we need you to fulfill the same role as you would have during the face-to-face conference. This consists of the following:
  • Log in 10 minutes before your session starts to ensure connectivity, adjust volume, ask questions, turn on live transcription/captioning, etc. This is important and will help you! There will be a technical support person assigned to your session.
  • Introduce each speaker with name, affiliation, and talk title
  • Keep the session running on time
  • Manage Q&A
View the Pathable Speaker FAQ & Best Practices guide. A Pathable speaker training video is also available.
How long does each speaker have for Q&A during my session?
The designated time for Q&A will vary by session type:
  • Invited and Topic-Contributed Sessions: Each speaker should leave five minutes at the end of their allotted time for Q&A (i.e., 30 minutes = 25 for presentation + 5 for Q&A; 20 minutes = 15 minutes for presentation + 5 Q&A; etc.)
  • Contributed Speed Sessions: As these presentations are only 3–4 minutes in length, Q&A will take place at the end of the session, after all presentations have been made. This will also allow time for transition between speakers.
View the Pathable Speaker FAQ & Best Practices guide. A Pathable speaker training video is also available.

Concurrent Session Presenter Information

What are my roles and responsibilities during my session?
Please log in 10 minutes before your session starts to ensure connectivity, adjust volume, ask questions, etc. This is important and will help you!

The sessions will run essentially as they would have at the face-to-face meeting. Please be prepared to share your presentation (PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF, etc.) with the audience. Never fear—should any problems arise, there will be technical support available for assistance.

View the Pathable Speaker FAQ & Best Practices guide. A Pathable speaker training video is also available.
I am a speed presenter. How do I record my talk?
With the move to a virtual conference, the format of speed presentations will be a bit different than when planned for the face-to-face meeting. Speed sessions will be in two parts: a pre-recorded 15-minute presentation and a live, 3-4-minute overview during the scheduled session.

Your 15-minute prerecorded presentation (mp4) will be uploaded to the platform. Instructions for uploading recorded presentations are forthcoming.

There are no restrictions on the recording software. This can be done using tools such as PowerPoint or Google Slides with audio, Zoom, WebEx, Teams, Prezi, etc. Click here for some tips on creating a conference recording.

Closed captioning is highly recommended for recordings. Depending on the recording software/video platform you use, instructions for how to enable this feature will vary.

Discussant Information

What are my roles and responsibilities during my session?
Please log in 10 minutes before your session starts to ensure connectivity, adjust volume, ask questions, etc. This is important and will help you!

The sessions will run essentially as they would have at the face-to-face meeting. Please be prepared to share your presentation (PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF, etc.) with the audience. Never fear—should any problems arise, there will be technical support available for assistance.

View the Pathable Speaker FAQ & Best Practices guide. A Pathable speaker training video is also available.

Sponsor Information

I’m a sponsor/exhibitor of the Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics. Will my company be refunded?
All sponsors are being contacted individually to review options for the 2021 conference. We are working to create opportunities that will deliver value during the virtual event and possibly beyond. If you have not been contacted, please email Amy Farris at amy@amstat.org for more information.

 

ICES 2021 User Guide

Key Dates

  • January 2, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • June 13, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • July 16, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • August 15, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • August 20, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Opens
  • October 16, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 3, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Closes
  • December 12, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Closes
  • April 30, 2020
    Draft Manuscript Deadline
  • May 22, 2020
    Extended Draft Deadline
  • February 10, 2021
    Early Registration Opens
  • April 15, 2021
    Participant Registration Deadline
  • May 6, 2021
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 7, 2021
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 14, 2021 – June 17, 2021
    ICES VI