Call For Proposals Now Open – 2023 APDU Annual Conference


APDU is welcoming proposals for the 2023 Annual Conference: Expanding the Universe of Public Data (July 25 – 26, 2023). There is an opportunity to unlock the value of public data by examining its multidimensionality across federal, state, and local levels. APDU is interested in proposals from public and private entities that use interactions between public data sets to discover information.

We would like to see how you have explored the depths of the public data universe. Tell us your research methods or what came of your experiences when you came across the following components of data analysis and interpretation:

  • Expanding the data user community’s view of what may constitute public data
  • Bridging data gaps and variations in public data availability through administrative, private, or other data sources
  • Balancing the use of administrative and survey data
  • Translating public data across various levels (e.g., federal data for local communities, synchronizing data across counties or states, or aggregating local administrative data for national users)
  • Other related and relevant topics.

Proposals can be for a single presentation or panel, whether based on a particular project, data practice, or formal paper. The average presentation will be about 8 to 10 minutes. 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.

Deadline: 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Click here to submit your proposal!