January 9, 2018 The 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference will be held at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park on September 12-14, with a pre-conference day on September 11. Submission of abstracts, oral, poster, rapid fire and creative presentations are welcome. IPDLN is also inviting proposals for International Collaborative Sessions – a formal item in the concurrent program – to facilitate discussion around issues and topics in the area of linked population data science and policy impact. The submission deadline is March 1, 2018. For more information, visit the IPDLN website. The conference sub-themes build on those from the previous biennial IPDLN conferences and include innovations in population data science and linkage; privacy, regulation and governance including public engagement; advanced data analytics and emerging data types; and policy impact IPDLN members come from a wide range of jurisdictions and professional backgrounds allowing for a unique exchange of best practice, novel approaches and leading edge research across these topics in linked population data science and policy impact.