By APDU Board Member Sue Copella
Be sure to register for the 2019 APDU Annual Conference! The conference is being held at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA on July 9-10. The agenda is set and there are some very exciting speakers. Along with the ever popular Washington Briefing and Data Viz Awards, this year the conference has three main themes: the breath of public data, diverse uses of public data and strengthening and supporting the public data system.
I am also very excited to present this year on the panel discussing Best Ways to Access the Census Data You Need. As the State Data Center for Pennsylvania I will be presenting on the National State Data Center program and how the states and territories serve the information needs by disseminating demographic and economic data to academic institutions, businesses, non-profits and private citizens. For the session I will be partnering with the Census Bureau who will be talking about the new dissemination platform and the Federal Statistical Research Data Center.
While I have been a member of APDU for years, last year was the first time I was able to attend the conference since it was held during the summer. It is a great place for both data users and producers of pubic data to meet and share information on what others are doing in the public data world. So, if you haven’t had a chance to register, please do so today.