Open invite to discuss public data innovation with more than 150 national experts


As resources are under continued strain, the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is bringing the nation’s leading experts on data policy, leaders in health and workforce statistics, champions in academics , and econometricians to the Washington, D.C., area to discuss ways to better innovate with public data.

By focusing this year’s Association of Public Data Users’ conference (taking place Sept. 1-2 in Arlington, VA) on modernization, APDU holds a unique position in the public-data realm to lead discussions about bettering data governance and management. Since data innovations are integral to solving many of society’s needs, APDU’s panelists will address:

  • Giving public data the attention it deserves before policymakers
  • How to work with organizations to educate lawmakers
  • The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
  • Technology to meet customer demands for data use
  • New product creation through public data
  • Linking state and federal information systems for better workforce and education development

A full agenda can be found at

Register today to reserve your spot. For questions, please contact
Spencer Abrams:
703-522-4980 x1027


As part of the conference, APDU will host more than 150 data experts and 45 panelists.

2015 APDU Panelists:
Niall Brennan, Director, Office of Enterprise Data and Analysis, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Patricia Kelly Hall, Research Associate, IPUMS / NAPP International Census Projects, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota Shannon Guzman, Policy Research Senior Analyst, AARP Public Policy Institute
Connie Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics Deb Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Nicholas Empey, Chief, DAS Group, Regional Economics Directorate, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Daniel Castro, Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Amy O’Hara, Chief, Center for Administrative Records Research & Applications, Census Bureau Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics
Bonnie Nichols, Program Analyst, National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture, National Endowment for the Arts Sharon Ennis, Researcher, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, Census Bureau Rob Sienkiewicz, Assistant Center Chief for LEHD Program, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau
Todd McNeil, Geographer, eGIS Portal, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Bob Gradeck, Research Manager, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh Rachel Zinn, Director, Workforce Data Quality Campaign
Jennifer H. Madans, Ph.D., Associate Director for Science & Co-Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Health Statistics Michele Riordan-Nold, Executive Director, Connecticut Data Collaborative, Rocky Hill, CT Chris Kingsley, Associate Director, Local Policy & Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign
Kevin Pierce, Economist, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Microsoft Chicago Rebecca Blash, Chief, Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services & Consumer Innovation, U.S. Census Bureau
Matt Tejada, Director – Office of Environmental Justice at US EPA Shelly Martinez, Statistician, Statistical and Science Policy Branch, Office of Management and Budget Stephen Buckner, Assistant Division Chief, Public Information Office, Census Bureau
Kate Brett, Infant, Child and Women’s Health Statistics Branch Chief, National Center for Health Statistics Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Institute of Museum and Library Science, IMLS Data Catalog
Keith Wardrip, Community Development Research Manager, Community Development Studies and Education Dept., Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Elina Bravve, Senior Research Analyst, National Low-Income Housing Coalition Brent Mast, Social Science Analyst, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Nima Nattagh, Analytics Manager, Verisk Analytics Jonathan Marks, Cofounder, George “Chip” Walker, IV, Special Assistant to Associate Director for Economic Programs, Census Bureau
David Norris, Senior Researcher, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University Richard Auxier, Research Associate II, Urban Institute-Brookings Tax Policy Center Mary Bohman, Administrator, USDA Economic Research Service
Joerg Heining, Senior Researcher at the Research Data Centre (FDZ), German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Michael Bader, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University Kathy Pettit, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
David Price, Chief, Federal Data Research Centre (FDRC), Statistics Canada Timothy F. Slaper, Director of Economic Analysis, Indiana Business Research Center Ken Poole, Executive Director, Council for Community and Economic Research/Association of Public Data Users
Erin Holve, Director, Academy Health Adie Tomer, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution Iris Palmer, Senior Policy Analyst, Education, New America Foundation