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Many thanks to all who attended the 2019 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to help celebrate the 53rd IFD&TC! It is the continued participation from so many talented individuals and organizations that make the conference a success, year after year.


2019 Conference Follow-up for Attendees

  • Did you miss filling out a conference evaluation? Check your e-mail for an invitation to complete the online version.
  • Looking for slides to that great presentation you saw? IFD&TC encourages you to contact presenters directly to obtain slides for presentations or panel discussions. Check the 2019 program for every presenter from the conference.
  • Looking for the contact information for someone you met at the conference? The list of 2019 attendees is available alphabetically or by organization.

The 2020 International Field Directors & Technologies Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, from May 17 through May 20, 2020 at the

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328 USA


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. The conference sessions are informal and focus on innovations, work in progress, or recently completed work. Highlights include exchanges of information, practices and opinions. Finished papers ready for publication or distribution in official formal proceedings are not required.

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.


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.


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

Please read the letter from Don Dillman in memory of Rita.