The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC)

The IFD&TC provides a unique forum for government, academic institutions and not-for-profit agencies to informally communicate with each other. Attendees include field directors, field technicians and survey managers. There are no membership dues and the only activity is our annual conference each May. 

Individuals from for-profit organizations are only eligible to attend IFD&TC if they have an accepted abstract, and their name appears on the program. To learn more about the purpose of the conference, and see if your organization is eligible, see the conference charter and bylaws pages.

The 2019 International Field Directors & Technologies Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from May 19 through May 22, 2019
The Hilton Toronto

Registration for the 2019 conference is now open!

See details for this year’s conference.

Register for the conference

To learn more, you can also click on the links to the right for details for the 2019 upcoming conference as well as past conferences.

If you have questions, please contact Co-Registrars Kelly Elver, at kelver@ssc.wisc.edu or Kevin Tharp, at kwtharp@indiana.edu to learn more.

Your International Field Directors and Technologies Conference Organizers

A friendly reminder to 2019 Toronto attendees from the U.S. that passports are now required to leave and/or return to the United States. It can take up to 3 months to obtain a U.S. passport if you do not currently have one, so we recommend beginning that process as soon as possible. For more information, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html.

If you are planning to attend in 2019 and are from a country other than the United States, please visit the Citizenship & Immigration of Canada (CIC) website to learn more about visa or passport requirements for entering Canada at:

Information regarding our friend, colleague, and long-time IFD&TC conference registrar Rita Koontz, who passed away on September 15, 2018.