Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When and where will BigSurv20 take place?

A: BigSurv20 activities begin on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and continue through Friday, November 6, 2020 on the campus of Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Q: What are some of the BigSurv20 activities attendees can expect?

A: BigSurv20 attendees can expect exciting keynote speakers, short courses on cutting edge topics in computer/data science and survey methodology, and a series of spectacular sessions. If you were a lucky attendee of BigSuv18, you can expect a similarly fantastic conference experience. If the 2020 conference will be your first BigSurv experience, we think you will love every minute of it.

Q: When does the call for BigSurv20 abstract open?

A: BigSurv20 is currently accepting abstracts and submission proposals. The submission deadline is February 13, 2020.

Q: When does the BigSurv20 registration open?

A: BigSurv20 registration will open in June 2020.

Q: Are there any other BigSurv20 key dates we should keep in mind?

A:   Call for abstracts: November 2019 – February 13, 2020

        Early registration opens: June 2020

        Early registration closes: August 15, 2020

        Regular registration opens: August 16, 2020

        Online registration deadline: October 16, 2020

Q: How do I find out if I need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?

A: All BigSurv20 attendees are responsible to make their own travel arrangements and obtain necessary travel documents (e.g., visas). For questions please visit or email us at [email protected].

Q: I’ve heard a lot of good things about BigSurv18. How can I find out more about what happened at the conference?

A: The full program from BigSurv18 is available on the BigSurv18 website. Also, the chair of the BigSurv18 organizing committee, Antje Kirchner, included a summary of BigSurv18 in the Newsletter of the International Association of Survey Statisticians.

Q: How can I stay informed about all the great things planned for BigSurv20?

A: If you’re on Twitter, please consider following us (@BigSurv20, #BigSurv20). If you’re not on Twitter, you can subscribe to our eNewsletter to hear about all the wonderful activities planned for BigSurv20.

Q: Does BigSurv20 have an email account for general questions about the conference?

A: Of course! If you have any questions for which you didn’t find an answer on our website, please feel free to send us an email to [email protected].