2018 Blaise Users Conference Features Westat Leadership, Expertise

Westat hosted the 18th International Blaise Users Conference (IBUC 2018) on October 23-25, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. Speakers included James Smith, CEO and Chairman of the Westat Board of Directors; Bert Kroese, Deputy Director General of Statistics Netherlands; and Harry Wijnhoven, Deputy CIO Statistics Netherlands and CEO Blaise at Statistics Netherlands.  

The keynote presentation, Blending Designed and Harvested Data, was given by Dr. Robert Groves, Provost, Georgetown University. The audience included 110 participants from over 14 countries.

Westat technical participation (names in bold) follows.

Boris Allan. (Presentation). Some Uses of Roles in Blaise 5.

Michelle Amsbary, Rick Dulaney, Justin Kamens, and Joelle Michaels. (Presentation). Web Screen Presentation Using Blaise 5.

Karen Brenner and Richard Frey. (Presentation). Developing Accessible Blaise Surveys.

Rick Dulaney and Boris Allan. (Presentation). Using Blaise 5 for CAPI.

Todd Flannery, Ed Dolbow, and Curtis Cooper. (Presentation). A Process for Blaise Data Emulation for Complex Instruments.

Kathleen O’Reagan and Nikki Brown. (Presentation). Using Blaise 5 to Solve Multimode and Multi-Device Challenges.

Jane Shepherd. (Session Chair). Accessibility and Testing.

Peter Stegehuis. (Presentation). A Different Approach to Blaise Remarks.

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