APDU 2010 Annual Conference

“Public Data 2010: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Decade”

September 20 – 21, 2010
US Dept of Agriculture Economic Research Service
1800 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 20th

8:00 – 8:30 am Participants arrive at ERS and go through security 

8:30 am    Welcome
Andrew Reamer, APDU President, Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Christine Pierce, APDU Conference Chair, The Nielsen Company
John Kort, Associate Administrator, Economic Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture

9:00 am The Decennial Census: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Chair: Ed Spar, Executive Director, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics
Speakers:
Dan Weinberg, Assistant Director for American Community Survey and Decennial Census, Associate Director for Decennial Census, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Louisa Miller, Census Programs Assistant Division Chief, Population Division, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Steve Jost, Associate Director for Communications, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce

10:15 am Morning Break

10:45 am The Future of Public Data Collection
Chair: John Kort, Associate Administrator, Economic Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture
Speakers: 
Rochelle Martinez, Statistician, Statistical and Science Policy Branch, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
John Kirlin, Assistant Deputy Director for SNAP Research, Economic Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture
Jennifer Madans, Associate Director for Science, Health Care Statistics Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dennis Fixler, Chief Statistician, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Dept. of Commerce

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Keynote Speaker
Katherine R. (Kitty) Smith, Administrator, Economic Research Service, Research, Education and Economics, US Dept. of Agriculture

1:30 pm Break Out Sessions

A. Measuring the Green Economy
Chair: Susan Ockert, Montana Department of Commerce
Speakers:
Dixie Sommers, Assistant Commissioner for Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept. of Labor
Mark Doms, Chief Economist, Economic and Statistics Administration, US Dept. of Commerce
Mitch Horowitz, Vice President and Managing Director, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice

B. Population Estimation and Demographic Analysis 
Chair: Ken Hodges, Chief Demographer, Nielsen Claritas
Speakers:
Victoria Velkoff, Population Estimates and Projections Assistant Division Chief, Population Division, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Jason Devine, Special Assistant, Population Division, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Warren Brown, Demography Program Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Govt, University of Georgia

2:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 pm Break Out Sessions

A. Monitoring Employment Dynamics: New Developments and Innovative Applications
Chair: Robert Parker, APDU Vice President, Consultant on Federal Statistics
Speakers: 
Colleen Flannery, Chief, Educational Research Branch, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
James Palma, Planner, Maryland Dept. of Planning
David Talan, Chief of the Business Employment Dynamics Branch, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept. of Labor
Christopher Nekarda, Economist, Macroeconomic Analysis Section, Division of Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board

B. Tracking Population Migration
Chair: Linda Jacobsen, Vice President, Domestic Programs, Population Reference Bureau
Speakers:
Paul Voss, Senior Spatial Analyst, The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
John Cromartie, Geographer, Resource and Rural Economics Division, Economic Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture
Caleb Miller, Statistician/Demographer, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce

 

Tuesday, September 21st

8:00 – 8:30 am Participants arrive at ERS and go through security

9:00 am Measuring American Poverty
Chair: Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics, The National Academies
Speakers:
Mark Levitan, Director of Poverty Research, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity
David Johnson, Chief, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Joan Turek, Senior Economist, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives

10:15 am Morning Break

10:30 am American Fact Finder
Chair: Paul Zeisset, Special Assistant, Economic Census, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Speakers:
Marian Brady, DADS Implementation Manager, Product and Design Content, Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Robert Chestnut, Team Lead, Requirements and Stakeholder Relations, Product and Design Content, Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce

11:30 am Business Meeting

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Afternoon Speaker
Alan Krueger, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, Office of the Deputy Secretary, US Dept. of the Treasury

1:30 pm Innovations in Data Access, Dissemination, and Visualization
Chair: Virginia Carlson, President, Metropolitan Chicago Information Center
Speakers:
Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Innovative Technologies, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, US General Services Administration
Ron Bianchi, Director, Information Services Division, Economic Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture
Kevin Merritt, CEO, Socrata

2:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 pm The ACS: Fulfilling its Promise as the Long Form Replacement
Chair: Warren Brown, Demography Program Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Govt, University of Georgia
Speakers:
Paul Voss, Senior Spatial Analyst, The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Doug Hillmer, Independent Consultant
Freddie Navarro, Assistant Division Chief, American Community Survey Statistical Studies, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce
Elaine Murakami, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration Office of Planning

4:30 pm Conference Wrap-up

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