GSS Conference 2018


GSS Conference 2018

Better Statistics, Better Decisions: 50 Years of Excellence

2nd – 3rd October

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH

This year’s GSS conference will take place on 2nd and 3rd October 2018 in Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate 50 years of the Government Statistical Service; to meet with other statisticians and data scientists working across organisations; to share ideas and examples of excellence in the field of evidence-based decision making.

In this anniversary year we encourage you all to attend to celebrate everything the GSS has achieved over the past 50 years and gain an insight into where we are heading in the future.

John Pullinger, National Statistician, who spoke at the 2017 conference says:
This year’s conference is an excellent opportunity for colleagues across government to network, share knowledge and to learn from other experts across the statistics community. It is a chance for us to showcase how innovative we are in the GSS. I would encourage you to consider attending.”


The Delegates team will be working with Heads of Profession over March/April to finalise delegate allocations. The number of places available has increased slightly this year, so we are aiming for each department to get at least the same amount of spaces as last year, if not more. This year we are also ensuring that HoPs take into account data scientists, as they have often missed out in previous years.

Keep an eye out for an email from your HoPs over the next two months regarding applying for a delegate space!

Call for abstracts

The 2018 Conference theme is
“Advancement in analytical methodology, supporting transparency and collaboration”.

If you would like to contribute to this years’ conference we are now asking for abstracts for our parallel and poster sessions. See our blog post for more details.

Deadline: Monday 30th April 2018.

Coming soon…

Keep an eye on this page and the GSS Conference 2018 blog for information on the keynote speakers, parallel sessions, the agenda and all things conference related!