The scientific program will be slightly different compared to previous conferences due to the online setting. We will work with mini-conferences or tracks that each have their own program. Two tracks will be offered every Friday in July. The conference will run in different time zones.

The online conference will be organized around the following tracks:

  1. Surveys in the Covid-19 pandemic
  2. Combining multiple sources of data
  3. Ethics of data collection, processing, sharing, and use
  4. Measurement error in surveys
  5. Innovations in surveys: methods and new data sources
  6. Questionnaire and survey user interface/experience design and evaluation
  7. Advances in modelling: machine learning, deep learning, AI etc.
  8. Unit and item nonresponse
  9. Reducing Total Survey Error
  10. Data management and processing


Each ESRA2021 track will be accessible via an online conference program and consist of pre-recorded talks and a live Q&A with the presenters during the last 15 minutes of each session. Presentation slides and recordings will be made available as permitted by the presenters. Registered participants will have access to all tracks.

Each session will consist of two parts: 1) streaming of talks, and 2) a live Q&A with the presenters during the last 15 minutes of each session. So be sure to be available for the live Q&A part of your session and engage in exciting discussions with the audience. If you are a poster presenter, we'll encourage our audience to engage with you via the comments function in YouTube and Slack.

In order to streamline the presentation process, presenters are asked to format, record, and upload their presentation about three weeks in advance of the track. We will provide guidelines and propose several methods presenters can use to easily prepare their presentation. Presenters are free to choose the presentation format and recording software they prefer, given the final product is a self-contained presentation formatted in a common video file. Practical instructions will be given later.