NCS is conducted every three years by the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) by virtue of NSCB Board Resolution No. 6, Series of 2000 “Approving the Conduct of the National Convention on Statistics Every Three Years”.
The objectives of the Convention are two-fold, namely:
- to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of statistics and for discussing recent statistical developments and prevailing issues and problems of the PSS; and
- to elicit the cooperation and support of statisticians and professionals in related fields from the government, academe and private sector towards a more responsive statistical system.
It features plenary sessions, invited/contributed paper sessions, panel discussions, statistics trainings as well as the Statistical Information Management Exhibit.
In collaboration with the UPLB Institute of Statistics and the UPD School of Statistics, the NCS is also held alongside the Student-Faculty Conference.
The 13th NCS to be conducted in October 2016 promises to be special as it coincides with the opening of the 27th National Statistics Month (NSM).