Seasonal Adjustment Practitioners Workshop 2019 a Big Success!

150 people from around the world participated in SAPW 2019 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in November, which included presentations from Canada and New Zealand.  95 people attended in-person and the rest joined remotely from the US, the UK, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Romania. Participants shared experiences in producing seasonal adjustments; gave details of interesting time series estimation problems and possible solutions; discussed best practices in seasonal adjustment, time series modeling, or benchmarking; shared lessons learned, tips, and shortcuts; and presented applied research in the practice of time series estimation.

JWright Featured speaker: Professor Jonathan Wright
Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University.

Participant feedback was enthusiastic and looking forward to the next SAPW event :

Congratulations on a very successful event!  As with the first two workshops, the day included very interesting talks, and I came away with many potential connections to make and ideas to explore.  In particular, the remote access via zoom meeting was very smooth - the quality of the video and audio were both excellent.  The remote access was a game-changer for me and I appreciate the effort your team put in to get it all working ahead of time. I do hope that the series will continue.”  - Steve Matthews, Statistics Canada SMatthews

Organizers thank Brian Monsell (BLS), Kathy McDonald-Johnson (Census), Demetra P Lytras (CENSUS/ESMD FED), and Catherine C Harvill Hood.

Slides and recordings will be posted mid-January.