APDU President’s Letter Inviting Members to the Annual Conference


Dear colleagues,

The 2021 Association of Public Data Users Annual Conference, “Public Data: Making Sense of the New Normal,” is only a few weeks away! Hopefully, you are making plans to attend, July 26-29. While we wish we could be together in person, we are confident that you will find this year’s virtual conference to be very relevant, addressing many issues important to public data users.

High ranking federal officials, such as the directors of the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Institute of Education Sciences, are headlining one of the week’s plenary sessions, while Hansi Lo Wang, National Correspondent at NPR, is moderating another plenary session on diversity, equity, and inclusion in public data. In addition, attendees will hear from experts in the field regarding innovations in linked administrative data and trends in collaborative data sharing. The conference will also provide ample opportunities for data users to network and exchange information informally.

The complete schedule is posted on the APDU home page. Please register and encourage your colleagues to do the same. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the APDU staff at info@apdu.org.

We hope to see you there!


Mary Jo Hoeksema

2021-2022 APDU President