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: Angela Eagle MP, Jill Rutter (Programme Director at the Institute for Government), Hetan Shah (The Royal Statistical Society), Dan Corry (New Philanthropy Capital)

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

Speakers: Kelvin Hopkins MP, Bobby Duffy (Ipsos Mori), Chris Yiu (Head of Digital Government at Policy Exchange), Hetan Shah (Executive Director at the Royal Statistical Society)

19:30 What do the opinion polls tell us and what does it mean for politics? Speakers: Dr Stella Creasey MP, Bobby Duffy (Ipsos Mori), Hetan Shah (Executive Director at the Royal Statistical Society), Tom Chivers (The Telegraph)

Tuesday 24th of September 2013

The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Brighton, BN1 1AD

Speakers include

  • Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
  • Kelvin Hopkins MP, Labour MP for Luton North
  • Dr Stella Creasey MP, Labour MP for Walthamstow
  • Dan Corry, Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital
  • Hetan Shah, Executive Director, The Royal Statistical Society
  • Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government
  • Bobby Duffy, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI
  • Chris Yiu, Head of the Digital Government Unit, Policy Exchange
  • Tom Chivers, Assistant Comment Editor, The Telegraph