2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals
2019 APDU Annual Conference
July 9-10, 2019
“Wide World of Data”
Breadth of public data
Diverse uses of government data
Strengthening & supporting the public data system
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 11, 2019
The 2019 APDU Annual Conference is welcoming APDU members and friends to join with our theme of “Wide World of Data” by submitting a proposals for presentations or panels related to public data. The conference, to be held in Arlington, VA on July 9-10, 2019, 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:
- Data collection, production, and delivery
- Emerging data issues
- New data sources and tools
- Relevant data dissemination technologies
- Statistical policy
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 highlighting the breadth of public data to both producers and consumers of public data. We are interested in presentations focused on the past, present, and future of public data such as:
- Past uses of public data
- Present/new uses of public data
- Future of public data – what would consumers of data like to be able to do that they currently cannot do
- Current availability of public data (health, education, the economy, energy, the environment, climate, and other areas)
- New developments in public data
- Newly available data
- Significant changes/improvements to data
- New data tools for dissemination, analytics, data visualization, clean-up of data, and user feedback
- Public data as an input to other public data
- Administrative data
- Data privacy – differential privacy vs data suppression
- Reorganization proposal to combine Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Reorganization proposals for Economic Research Service and Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- Advancements in state/local data programs
You may submit ideas for a single presentation or a full panel (three presenters, plus a moderator). However, it is possible that we will accept portions of panel submissions to combine with other presenters. Submissions will be evaluated on the quality of work, relevance to APDU Conference attendees, uniqueness of topic and presenter, and thematic fit.
Proposals will need to be submitted by members of APDU, and all presenters in a panel must register for the conference (full conference registration comes with a free APDU membership).
You must be a member of APDU to submit a proposal, whether a single presentation or a panel. For panel submissions, not all panelists need to be members at the time of submission. All accepted presenters must register for the conference. Current members will be assessed the discounted membership rate. For presenters who are not currently members, full conference registration will come with a free APDU membership.
We will be accepting proposals until February 11, 2019 (deadline extended due to Federal shutdown). Proposers will be notified of our decision by February 28, 2019. Contact Brendan Buff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!