Candidate for Secretary: Beth Jarosz, Senior Research Associate, Population Reference Bureau Bio At PRB I work on a wide range of U.S. demographic topics, with a focus on subnational analysis. Prior to joining PRB, I served as Senior Demographer at the San Diego Association of Governments and later taught sociology at Pensacola State College. My […]Continue Reading
October 21, 2021 3:30 – 5:00 PM 1550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA Virtual Attendance Available AGENDA 3:30 – 3:45 pm: NCES Commissioner Peggy G. Carr 3:45 – 4:00 pm: Question and Answer 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Networking On October 21, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics Peggy Carr […]Continue Reading
APDU is pleased to announce the winners of this years Data Viz Awards. APDU gives annual awards to creative and meaningful graphic designs that use publicly available data (for example, data from the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics) to convey a compelling point or story.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
On May 12, the Association of Public Data Users and the Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University held a town hall session on Solving Data “Differences” – Assessing the Use Cases.Continue Reading
The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is pleased to announce the 2021 Data Viz Awards. We are once again soliciting creative and meaningful graphic designs that use publicly-available data (for example, data from the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics) to convey a compelling point or story.Continue Reading
Significant changes at the Census Bureau including new privacy measures have the potential to make local data less accurate. These changes can be hard to parse for those not closely following Census Bureau activities.
APDU is holding this series of town hall events and trainings to educate state and local government data users about what these changes mean for the quality of the data that state and local governments rely on, and how to validate whether the data you’re getting from the decennial census is fit for use.
APDU is welcoming proposals on “making sense of the new normal” using public data. With economic, public health, and governance challenges arising from COVID-19 and political polarization, trustworthy public data is vital to open and honest policy debates. EXTENDED Deadline: March 26, 2021Continue Reading
Candidate for President: Mary Jo Hoeksema Since January 2004, Mary Jo Hoeksema has been the Director of Government Affairs for the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers. In addition to representing PAA and APC, Ms. Hoeksema has co-directed The Census Project since 2008. Prior to her position with PAA/APC, Ms. Hoeksema worked at […]Continue Reading
A picture is worth a thousand words. Use data to state your case using easy-to-understand data visualization tools. Give your audience the freedom to adapt your data in new ways in interactive dashboards that answer immediate questions and uncovers new insights. Data visualization tools can help you communicate better both internally and with your partners.Continue Reading