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Friday, 17 May 2019 13:10

RSAI-BIS annual conference, 16-18 July 2019

Dear all, 

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge soon.

We have two keynote speakers this year:

Dr Karyn Morrissey, European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter, will give our annual Spatial Economic Analysis lecture (16 July, 2-3 pm), on the use of big data and spatial microsimulations in the study of health inequalities.

Dr Tom Forth, founder and CEO of imactivate, and Head of Data at ODILeeds, who give the Productivity Insights Network keynote (17 July, 2-3pm), on how big data, open algorithms, and new institutions can improve productivity policy in the UK.

A few more details also on our social programme this year:

16 July, 7pm - Annual edition of Calvin’s legendary pub quiz, in the atmospheric Howard Building drawing room at Downing College, with refreshments and informal dinner provided

17-18 July, 8-9am - Our new morning fitness sessions, taking place on the grounds of Downing College (with changing facilities available), featuring stretching and retro-aerobics, with complimentary t-shirts (please let us know your size when registering)

17 July, 7pm - Free evening to explore Cambridge, or join us for a real ale pub tour, featuring a small sample of the more than 100 historic pubs of Cambridge

18 July, 2-5pm - Excursion to Wicken Fen, a unique fenland wildlife sanctuary and historic landscape, and one of the National Trust’s oldest holdings (see here for an overview of the Wicken Fen conservation programme: https://bit.ly/2ekEz8q). We will be taking a guided tour with one of their conservation volunteers, and will have an afternoon cream tea in the nature reserve, before returning to Cambridge by coach in time for dinner

18 July, 7pm - Drinks reception in the Fellows’ Garden, and candle-lit dinner in the beautiful dining hall at Downing College, plus prize-giving ceremony for our early career and Moss Madden medal prizes

Some practical notes: please book your accommodation as soon as possible, because Cambridge fills up very quickly in July. We are holding a number of rooms at Downing College, and there are links to other accommodation options on our website: http://www.rsai-bis.org/accommodation.html. A small number of parking places are also available. Please let us know asap if you would like to book a parking place.

The deadline for the early-bird fee registration is the 7th June 2019, and this is also the deadline for speakers to be registered for inclusion in the conference programme. You can register online at http://www.rsai-bis.org/registration-and-payment.html

If you would like to nominate any papers for the Moss Madden Memorial Medal please do so by e-mailing Kim Swales with reference to the paper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As in previous years, we are holding a Twitter competition, with prizes for the best and most popular tweets about the conference, using the hashtag #rsaibis2019.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in Cambridge!

Best wishes,

Maria (Chair) and Justin (Secretary), on behalf of the organising committee

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