APDU Conference: Call for Proposals

The 2017 APDU Annual Conference (to be held on September 13-14, 2017 in Arlington, VA) is welcoming APDU members to join with our theme of “Communicating Data” by submitting a proposal for a presentation or panel related to public data. The conference, held in Arlington, VA, brings together data users and data producers for conversations and presentations on a wide variety of data and statistical topics, including but not limited to:

  • Statistical policy
  • Data collection, production, and delivery
  • Emerging data issues
  • New data sources and tools
  • Relevant data dissemination technologies

We are inviting proposals on any topic relating to public data, whether based on a particular project, data practice, or formal paper. In keeping with the theme of the conference, our interest is in  the content of the work, how it has been or will be communicated to a broader audience, and, if appropriate, how effective that strategy has proven. We are interested in presentations focused on using, sharing and administering data such as:

  • Data Visualization/Mapping
  • Integration and Linking of Data
  • New Ways of Using Administrative Data
  • Federal Data Standards and Metadata
  • Data Governance
  • Data User Engagement
  • Best Practices in Communicating with the Press
  • Adding Value to Public Data
  • Making Data Accessible and Open Data
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Data for Rapid Response (crisis management)

You may submit ideas for a single presentation or a full panel (three presenters, plus a moderator). If you have any questions, please contact Brendan Buff at bbuff@crec.net. Proposals will need to be submitted by members of APDU, but not all presenters in a panel must be members. Presenters at the conference will be able to attend the day of their session for free.   We  look forward to hearing from you!


April 15, 2017
Notification Date:
May 3, 2017
Registration Opens:
May 10, 2017
APDU Annual Conference:
September 13-14, 2017


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