Three Seasonal Adjustment Practitioners Workshops have been held in Washington, D.C. at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center. They were a great experience for attendees and presenters, and planning has begun to hold another workshop.
We are planning a virtual conference that will be held June 8th (1 to 4:30 PM EDT) and June 9th (9 AM to noon EDT). The American Statistical Association’s Business and Economics Statistics Section, Government Statistics Section, and the Washington Statistical Society provide support for the conference.
We are soliciting abstracts for contributed sessions of the virtual workshop. We are planning two types of contributed sessions: regular sessions with talks of about 15-20 minutes, or lightning sessions of about 7 minutes. In addition, presenters may choose to give both a talk and a software demonstration.
Talks may cover any subject relating to seasonal adjustment and related time series methodology or the process of seasonal adjustment and time series estimation at a statistical agency. We are particularly interested in talks that
- share experiences in producing seasonal adjustments,
- give details of interesting problems and possible solutions,
- discuss best practices in seasonal adjustment, trend estimation, time series modeling, and benchmarking/reconciliation,
- share lessons learned, tips, and shortcuts,
- present applied research in the practice of time series estimation.
The abstracts should be less than 100 words in length. Abstract submissions are due by May 31st, 2022 to email@example.com.
Registration for the workshop can be submitted by accessing
Registration ends on June 4th. There is no charge for participation. You will be sent more details on how to access the workshop closer to the date of the event.
Presentations from previous workshops can be found on the Government Statistics Section website at
There is an option to submit your pre-recorded presentation for inclusion in the program – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We are committed to making this workshop a development opportunity for newer employees with seasonal adjustment responsibilities as well as those who are more experienced.
We look forward to your submission. Please feel free to share this with others in your organization who would be interested in participating in this workshop.