Many thanks to all who attended the 2016 conference in Austin, Texas to help celebrate the 50th IFD&TC!  It is the continued participation from so many talented individuals and organizations that make the conference a success, year after year.

As promised in our 2016 closing session, full video interviews with Morrie Axelrod, Charlie Cannell and Bill Nicholls on the history of IFD&TC are now available.

2016 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. The 2016 program contains links to at least one presenter from every presentation.
  • Looking for the contact information for someone you met at the conference? The list of 2016 attendees is available alphabetically or by organization.

The 2017 International Field Directors & Technologies Conference

Jackson Square, New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, from May 21 to May 24, 2017.

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


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

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.