The NatStats 2010 Conference was held from 15-17 September 2010, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
The conference was very successful and attracted over 460 delegates, 54 presenters, 14 exhibitors from both users and providers of data from government, business, the media, academia and the wider community.
The overall theme for NatStats 2010: "Measuring what counts: economic development, well-being and progress in 21st century Australia", which explored drivers of economic and related social change that are shaping Australia's future development.
One of key outcomes was the production of a set of Conference Recommendations - broad, strategic objectives that will assist in setting directions for shaping a future statistical system that will be relevant and responsive to future challenges in Australia.
The Draft NatStats 2010 Recommendations were presented by Mr Geoff Allen from the Australian Statistical Advisory Council, to conference delegates, which reflected ideas and issues that were raised in speaker presentations and discussions held throughout the conference. The final recommendations will be formally released on 20 October 2010 as part of World Statistics Day celebrations.
Please visit the NatStats 2010 Website for speaker presentations, photos and the final Conference Recommendations (available from 20 October 2010).