Welcome to the International Field Directors and Technologies
Conference (IFD&TC) website!

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.

2016 is the 50th Anniversary of IFD&TC. Plans for an exciting conference are under way!
Texas State Capitol Building

  • The program submission period for the 2016 IFD&TC has now closed. The program team is hard at work reviewing abstracts, and you will be notified about the status of your abstract in late February. Registration will begin in mid-March, and a draft program will be posted on the web site at that time. Please contact Co-Registrar Kelly Elver with questions.
  • To learn more, see links to the right for conference details, hotel information, and transportation options.

We hope you join us this May in Austin. Whether you are a long-time attendee, or considering attending for the very first time, IFD&TC offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about survey research, share recent experiences, and connect with others in the field.

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

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