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

The abstract submission period for the upcoming IFD&TC program has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract.

The program team is hard at work reviewing the submissions, and you will be notified about the status of your abstract in February.

Registration will begin in early March, and a draft program will be posted on the website at that time.

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

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:

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.  Abstracts from a limited number of for-profit survey research organizations are also accepted each year.  For-profit organization staff are only able to attend if they have an accepted abstract and appear 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.To learn more, please click on the links to the right for conference details, hotel information, and transportation options.

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

Your International Field Directors and Technologies Conference Organizers

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