The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) have decided this year’s conference will be held virtually rather than at the previously announced Washington Convention Center location.
The 2021 FCSM Research and Policy Conference is open for registration; the fee to attend is $250.
The 2021 FCSM Research and Policy Conference will focus on Trust as the Cornerstone of Federal Statistics and Evidence Building, and the role of the Federal Statistical System in data collection and outcomes research that supports evidence-based policy making. The conference provides a forum for experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss and exchange current methodological knowledge and policy insights about topics of current and critical importance to federal agencies.
This year’s keynote speaker is Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech. Her books include Obfuscation: A User's Guide to Privacy and Protest (with Finn Brunton), Values at Play in Digital Games (with Mary Flanagan), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, where she lays out the theory of contextual integrity. Her research spans topics of privacy, security, accountability, bias, data concentration, and values in design as manifest in digital technologies. Beyond academic publication, Nissenbaum works on free software tools, Adnauseam and TrackMeNot, defending privacy, autonomy, and freedom online. She holds a BA (Hons) in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Witwatersrand and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University.
More details about the conference can be found on the conference website
, including the Preliminary Program and sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 FCSM Research and Policy Conference!