APDU 2011 Annual Conference

Public Data on a Budget:
Making Critical Policy Decisions in the Current Fiscal Climate

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
George Washington University
Continental Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC
September 21-22, 2011

Speaker List   •   Speaker Biographies (PDF)   •   Agenda (PDF)

Available conference presentations can be downloaded individually below, or as a zip file here.

Wednesday, September 21st

8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions
Continental Ballroom, 3rd Floor
GWU Host Hal Wolman, Director, George Washington Institute of Public Policy
APDU President Bob Scardamalia, CEO, RLS Demographics, Inc.
9:00 am – Lessons Learned in 2010 for the 2020 Census
This session will explore successes and challenges in the 2010 Census and how those experiences likely will affect planning for 2020.

Moderator:
Ken Hodges, Chief Demographer, Nielsen Claritas
Speakers:
Kevin Deardorff, Assistant Division Chief of Decennial Management Division, U.S. Census BureauPresentation (PDF)
Frank Vitrano, Chief of Decennial Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Dan Cork, Senior Progam Officer, Committee on National Statistics, National Research CouncilPresentation (PDF)
10:15 am – Morning Networking Break
10:30 am – The Future of Federal Statistical Programs
Speakers in this session will report on what the future might hold for the Federal statistical system, including Federal funding, state and local partnerships, and dissemination.

Moderator:
Andrew Reamer, Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, George Washington University
Speakers:
Howard Silver, Executive Director, Consortium of Social Science AssociationsPresentation (PDF)
David Winter, Director, Office of Highway Policy Information, U.S. Federal Highway AdministrationPresentation (PDF)
Frank Ambrose, Programs Team Leader, Employee Communications Branch, U.S. Census BureauPresentation PDF)
11:40 am – Update from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator:
APDU President Bob Scardamalia, CEO, RLS Demographics, Inc.
Speakers:
Keith Hall, Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
12:00 noon – Lunch
Food in Room 311
Seating in Room 307
12:45 pm – Luncheon Keynote Speaker – What Exactly Is Public Data?
Continental Ballroom, 3rd Floor
This presentation will help users better understand the litany of sources that are emerging from an increasingly ‘transparent’ policy environment. Public and private administrative data combined with Federal and state/local surveys are widening the possibilities of data to be mined. What constitutes “public” data; who are public data users; and what does the future hold?

Moderator:
Conference Chair Virginia Carlson, President, Metro Chicago Information Center
Speaker:
Matt Carmichael, Director of Information Projects, Ad