As part of a programme of work on good use of data and statistics in public policy, Ipsos MORI, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Royal Statistical Society are holding a series of fringe events at the Labour Party and Conservative Party conferences with prominent members of the parties, experts and commentators. The event will be held outside of the secure zone and members of the public are invited to attend.

12:30 What works: How do we get more evidence informed policy?

Speakers: Bernard Jenkin MP; Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta; Jill Rutter, Institute for Government; Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society.

18:00 Big data, economic growth and better public services

Speakers: Stephen Mosley MP; Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Open Data Institute and Information Advisor to the UK; Heather Savory, Open Data User Group; Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society.

19:30 What do the opinion polls tell us and what does it mean for politics?

Speakers: Peter Lilley MP; Ben Page, Executive Director at Ipsos MORI; Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society.

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

Manchester Town Hall

Speakers include

  • Bernard Jenkin MP
  • Stephen Mosley MP
  • Peter Lilley MP
  • Geoff Mulgan, Nesta
  • Jill Rutter, Institute for Government
  • Hetan Shah, The Royal Statistical Society
  • Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Open Data Institute
  • Heather Savory, Open Data User Group
  • Ben Page, Ipsos MORI