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Powerful data | Strong evidence | Informed policy

The Longitudinal Data Conference is Australia’s first major public event to focus on survey and administrative longitudinal data, the ways in which it can inform Australia’s social policy and the key policy questions that should be driving the research agenda.

The conference will bring together leading Australian and international researchers, policy-makers, policy influencers, leaders in data technologies, data modellers and analysts from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. It will be of particular interest to professionals working with the Australian Government as well as State and Territory Governments.

With its focus on longitudinal data the conference will be a showcase for:

Powerful data — Methods for collection, design, linkage and analysis
Strong evidence — Policy relevant research and analysis
Informed policy — Australia’s challenges and translation of evidence to policy

The conference replaces the biennial Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, and Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) / Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) conferences and is significantly expanded in scope to include all survey and administrative longitudinal data sets.

The conference will enhance Australia’s capability and capacity to use longitudinal data to improve the wellbeing of all Australians over their life course.

I encourage you to mark the conference in your diaries, to register your interest in keeping up-to-date with all the conference news (including when key note speakers are confirmed) and to submit an abstract for the conference program.

To find out more about the conference, please visit ‘About the Conference’.

Adam Rowland
Executive Manager
National Centre for Longitudinal Data

On behalf of our conference partners

Key Dates

Early Bird Opens17 June 2016
Early bird close15 September 2016
Pre-conference data user and analysis training day*24 October 2016
Conference Day 1 – Department of Social Services
longitudinal survey presentations, and workshops
25 October 2016
Conference Day 2 & 3 – Powerful Data | Strong Evidence |
Informed Policy
26 – 27 October 2016

*The data user training relates to the following surveys:
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey

Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)

Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)

Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants

Conference Partners

Australian Government: Australian Institute of Family Studies logo
Bureau of Statistics logo.
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research logo
ARACY: Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth.  Collaboration, Evidence, Prevention logo
Life Course Centre: ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course logo

The Department of Social Services acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

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