INTERNATIONAL BLAISE USER GROUP an independent organization open to all Blaise users from around the world

The IBUC 2020, hosted by Cystat in Limassol, Cyprus, has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. The new date is November 3 to November 5. The Pre-Conference training will take place on November 2nd. For more information, please visit the official IBUC 2020 website.

IBUG - International Blaise Users Group

The International Blaise User Group (IBUG) is an informal group that brings together people and organisations who use Blaise software in survey data collection and data processing. The purpose of IBUG is to promote the use of the Blaise software and to serve as a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences. IBUG has a chairman but no other officials. The IBUG was founded at the first International Blaise User Conference (IBUC) in 1992 where Tony Manners (ONS, UK) was selected as the first chairman. The second chairman was Vesa Kuusela of Statistics Finland 2001-2009. The third one was Hilde Degerdal of Statistics Norway. 2009-2016. The current person chairing the group is Gina Cheung of University of Michigan, SRC.

The most visible activity of IBUG is a conference which is organised roughly every 18 months. The 19th conference will be in Limassol, Cyprus in the spring of 2020. The first IBUC was held in Voorburg, The Netherlands, in 1992.

From left to right: Jelke Bethlehem, Kevin Sweeney, Lon Hofman, Mark Pierzchala, Leif Bochis Madsen, Peter Stegehuis and Sven Sjodin. They all attended the first IBUC in 1992 as well as the 17th one in 2016 where this picture was taken.