Agenda – 2014 Annual Conference

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8:00-8:45 am – Breakfast and Registration
8:45-9:00 am – Welcome and Introduction
Location: Rosslyn Ballroom
9:00-10:15 am – The Public Data Revolution:  Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Heading
Location: Rosslyn Ballroom
With revolutions in the open data and big data movements, public data becomes one of several sources for business and community intelligence. A panel of experts will discuss the major themes of this data evolution, how sources are being blended and new information created.

Facilitator:
Jeff Chapman, Director, Economic Development, Pew Charitable Trusts
Speakers:
Daniel Castro, Director, Center for Data Innovation
Hjalmar Gislason, Founder, DataMarket (Presentation PDF)
Cavan Capps, Big Data Lead, U.S. Census Bureau (Presentation PDF)
Virginia Carlson, Data Strategist at IMPACT/Planning Council (Presentation PDF)
10:15-10:45 am – Exhibit Hall Break
10:45-12:00 pm – Breakout Sessions
Communications and Tools Track:
Visualization and Communicating Data to the Public
Location: Shenandoah Room
With the rise of data journalism’s use of visualization techniques, more policymakers and media outlets are devoting space to data-driven analysis, but it must be easy to digest for time-constrained executives. This session will give you information and tools to communicate research both visually and through key messages.

Moderator:
Kenneth E. Poole, Executive Director, Association of Public Data Users
Speakers:
Bradford Hesse, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research, National Institutes of Health (Presentation PDF)
Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Researcher, Urban Institute (Presentation PDF)
Michael Pack, Director, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, University of Maryland
Research Track:
Administrative Data: Promise vs. Privacy
Location: Dogwood Room
The use of administrative data for statistical purposes provides great opportunity to the data user but there are often obstacles to widespread access and use. Panelists will discuss the application of administrative data versus concerns about privacy.

Moderator:
Erin Holve, Senior Director, Research and Education in HSR, AcademyHealth (Intro PDF)
Speakers:
Allison Oelschlaeger, Special Assistant, Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Presentation PDF)
Erika McEntarfer, Lead Economist, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Research, U.S. Census Bureau (Presentation PDF)
David Hiles, Supervisory Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Presentation PDF)
12:15-1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm – Keynote: Innovations in Public Data
Location: Rosslyn Ballroom
One of the biggest challenges of “big data” is