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2011 Research Data Centre Conference--Coming of Age: The Policy Impact of an Aging Population.

Edmonton, Alberta
October 2-4, 2011

Early Bird Registration Deadline July 31, 2011

Sutton Place Hotel

Pre-conference workshops October 2The full day of pre-conference workshops are designed to build statistical research skills  and will be led by experts from national groups such as Statistics Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Health Canada as well as provincial organizations.

  • Georgia Roberts, Statistics Canada, will lead two half-day pre-conference workshops about the analysis of complex survey data.  In the morning workshop, sample weighting, participants will find out why it is important to take account of the survey design when analyzing complex survey data.   In the afternoon session, pooling data, Georgia Roberts will examine the issues that arise when a researcher wishes to combine or pool similar data from more than one survey, and will make suggestions of how to proceed.  Registrants may select one or both of these sessions.  Early bird registration fees for each of these two workshops are $50 plus GST.   After July 31 the registration fees are $100 plus GST for each workshop.
  • Many researchers have been asking about strategies to handle the decreasing availability of various types of  census data.  Another half-day afternoon pre-conference workshop, New Data Strategies for Handling New and Emerging Data, will be very useful in this regard. This workshop is free but you must register before attending.
  • One full day pre-conference workshop will handle the topic of Micromodeling.  Martin Spielauer from Statistics Canada will be the leader. The workshop will include an introduction to various microsimulation models developed at Statistics Canada. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.  Registration fees are $100 plus GST.  After July 31 the registration fees are $200 plus GST.  There is a student bursary available for student registrants.  See the website for details and the student bursary application form.  

Rwo-day conference October 3-4 

  • The main conference will include two plenary speakers and 48 oral, poster or symposium presentations on research dealing with important aspects and challenges related to our aging population.  Session topics include:  population aging, retirement and pension policy, employment, unemployment and marginalization, health disparities and health service utilization, economic consequences of caring for an aging population, policy and practice in the aging area, economic security in later life and age-friendly communities and aging in place.

See our website to complete your online registration: