ERIC Number: ED410305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Eighth Federal Forecasters Conference - 1996 and the Seventh Federal Forecasters Conference - 1994. Combined Papers and Proceedings (Washington, DC, May 2, 1996 and Arlington, VA, November 15, 1994).
Gerald, Debra, Ed.
The 1994 and 1996 Federal Forecasters Conferences provided forums at which forecasters and those involved in predicting trends from different federal agencies and other organizations could meet to discuss various aspects of forecasting in the United States. The theme of the 1996 conference was "Federal Forecasters Look 10 Years Ahead." One hundred forecasters attended the day-long conference to hear presentations made by forecasters from government, the private sector, and academia. Presentations were grouped into the following categories: (1) "World Agriculture to 2005"; (2) "Troubled Nation States: Anticipation and Prevention"; (3) "Current Methodologies for Forecasting Health Professions Requirements"; (4) "Forecasting Techniques"; (5) "Issues in Economic Forecasting"; (6)"The Use of Environmental Forecasting for Policy Development"; (7) "State and Regional Forecast Methodology"; and (8) "Forecasting the Long Run." Of particular interest to the educational research community is a panel presentation, "Federal Forecasters Look 10 Years Ahead," featuring, among other papers, a discussion by Debra Gerald on "Projections of Education Statistics to 2006," 25th in a series of forecasts by the Department of Education. No conference was held in 1995. The 1994 conference included papers in the areas of forecasting and the Internet, forecast evaluation, policy analysis, economics and employment, and topics in forecasting. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.