GSS PDC Symposium 2017

On Friday June 30th the annual GSS Presentation and Dissemination Symposium, was hosted at the BEIS Conference Centre, London.

The Symposium, which brings together the statistical community to learn from each other and improve, was opened by Jamie Jenkins, Chair of the PDC Symposium organising committee, who said we need to take the vast amounts of data and present the evidence of what it is saying to decision makers. This is really where our work begins.

Presentations from the Symposium are available below.

A thread of tweets posted during the day can also be viewed on #GSSConf

Symposium agenda and presentations

Individual presentations are available in the tabs below.

Note – some presentations are currently unavailable but will be uploaded as soon as possible.

  • Welcome from Jamie Jenkins, Chair of the organising committee


  • Frank Field MP
  • Sir David Norgrove – Chair of the UK Statistics Authority
  • John Pullinger – National Statistician and Head of the GSS

Using tools to disseminate data

How can we write better to communicate our messages?

  • 2.1 – How to communicate with ministers –  Daryl Lloyd (DfID) and Steve Ellerd Elliot (MoJ)
  • 2.2 – “Show don’t tell – how ONS speaks to the inquiring citizen” – Darren Waters + Rob Fry (ONS)
  • 2.3 – Social media beyond Twitter – Dan (Comms2point0)