The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference

The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IFD&TC) will host its 46th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, from May 20 – 23, 2012. A unique forum for government, academic, and non-profit agencies to communicate, the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference (IDC&TC) meeting focuses on new work and innovations.

This year, several NORC experts and researchers will be facilitating and participating in IFD&TC sessions. 

Monday, May 21
  • Invited Address: Rolf Harms, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, 10:45 AM‐NOON, Facilitator: Josh Seeger
  • Panel Discussion: Planning Your Career in Survey Research, 1:30‐2:45 PM, Facilitator: Missy Koppelman
  • Exit Interview Experiences in a Longitudinal Study of Older Adults, 1:30 – 2:45 PM, Jennifer Satorius
  • "But This is My Cell Phone!” Part II: Why Cell Phone Respondents Refuse Participation and What Refusals Can Tell Us, 3:15 – 4:30 PM, Jacquelyn George
  • Cell Phone Screening from the Interviewers’ Perspective, 3:15 – 4:30 PM, Alicia Frasier
  • Mobile Case Management: From Proposal to Product, 3:15 – 4:30 PM, Ali Aga
Tuesday, May 22
  • Demonstration & Discussion: Application of Mobile Devices to Data Collection, Part 1, 1:30 – 2:45 PM, Facilitator: Josh Seeger
  • Mobile Data Collection Lessons Learned, 1:30 – 2:45 PM Josh Seeger
  • Appearances matter: Outcomes of a mail package experiment, 1:30 – 2:45 PM, Lino Jimenez
  • The Look, the Feel of Incentives: How Presentation of Prepaid Incentives Affects Response Rates in a National Landline RDD Sample, 1:30 – 2:45 PM, Danielle Vsetecka
  • Project Design with a Quality Focus, 3:15 – 4:30 PM, Catherine Haggerty
Wednesday, May 23
  • Roundtable Discussion: Planning for Data Collection: Are you ready to recruit? 9:00 – 10:15 AM, Facilitator: Shara Godiwalla
  • Presentation and Discussion: Mixed Mode: Mail and Web, 9:00 – 10:15 AM, Facilitator: Lekha Venkataraman
To learn more about the conference, visit the IFD&TC site.