APDU 2007 Annual Conference

Thursday, October 25

8:00 am Continental breakfast and registration

8:30 am Welcome

8:45 am View from the Hill: An Update from Congressional Staff
Darryl Piggee, Counsel, U.S. House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
Terri Ann Lowentha,Legislative and Policy Consultant

9:45 am Introduction of attendees

10:00 am What We Can Do: Communicating with Policy-Makers
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Former Staff Director, House Subcommittee on Census and Population

10:20 am Break

10:50 am Issues in Data Confidentiality
Julia Lane, NORC/University of Chicago, “Options and Technical Approaches for Keeping Data Confidential”
Nick Greenia, Internal Revenue Service, “Accessing Business Data from a Statistical Agency Perspective”
David Stevens, University of Baltimore, “Accessing Confidential State Administrative Records”
John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, Discussant
Julia Lane, NORC/University of Chicago

12:00 pm Discovering the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Ferrett
Cavan Capps, Chief, Data Web and Applications Branch, Data Integration Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Lisa Neidert, Director, Data Services, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Measuring National, State and Local Economies: A report from BEA
Robert Brown, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Reconciliation of National and State Personal Income
David G. Lenze, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Pensions and Personal Income
Sharon Panek, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Prototype Estimates of Gross Product for Metropolitan Areas

John Kort, Bureau of Economic Analysis

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm 300 Million and Counting: Preparing for Census 2010
Frank Vitrano, U.S. Census Bureau “Overcoming the Challenges Facing the 2010 Census”
Mathew Scire, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office

Ken Hodges, Claritas, Inc.

5:15 pm Reception


Friday, October 26

8:00 am Continental breakfast

8:30 am To Your Health: An overview of NCHS data
Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Charles J. Rothwell, National Center for Health Statistics, “Vital Statistics: Vital for Health Policy and Research”
Jane E. Sisk, National Center for Health Statistics, “Data on Health Care to Address Policy Issues”
Yinong Chong, National Center for Health Statistics, “Web-Based Tutorial of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)”

Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Using Data for Regional Economic Development
Cynthia A. Richmond, Arlington Economic Development, “The Use of Data in Regional Economic Development Analysis and Strategy’
Barbara Dendy, McCallum Sweeney Consulting, “Data and the Business Site Selection Process”
John Dorrer, Maine Department of Labor, “The Evolving Role of a State Labor Market Information Agency in Economic Development”

Andrew Reamer, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

12:00 noon APDU Annual Meeting

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Getting the Most Out of the American Community Survey
D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer, Pew Center for Research, Former reporter, The Washington Post
Jane Traynham, Manager, Maryland State Data Center, Maryland Department of Planning
Christine Pierce, Research Department Nielson Media Services

Ed Spar, Executive Director, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistic

2:45 pm Break

3:15 pm American Community Survey: Policy Changes Affecting Data Users
Susan Schechter, Chief, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Alfredo Navarro, Assistant Division Chief for ACS Statistical Design, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Mark Asiala, Chief, ACS Estimation Branch, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau
Edward J. Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics

4:45 pm Adjourn