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American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Friday, January 24, 2014 - Monday, January 27, 2014 Location: Philadelphia, PA

Visit the U.S. Census Bureau at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. Staff will be on hand in the exposition hall to answer questions and discuss the American Community Survey.

Dates: Friday, January 24th to Monday, January 27th

Location: Philadelphia Convention Center-Philadelphia, PA

Attendees: Gretchen Gooding and Tim Gilbert, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Event Type: Conference


Esri Federal GIS Conference
Monday, February 10, 2014 - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Location: Washington, DC

Visit the Census Bureau at the Esri Federal GIS Conference. American Community Survey staff and geography staff will be on hand at in the Exposition Hall to answer questions.

Dates: Monday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 11th

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center-Washington, DC

Attendees: Gretchen Gooding and Anna Owens, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: Esri Federal GIS Conference

Event Type: Conference


National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference
Monday, March 3, 2014   |   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Washington, DC

Visit Census Bureau staff at the Federal Resource Center for the 2014 NACo Legislative Conference. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the American Community Survey (ACS).

Date: Monday, March 3rd from 8:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Washington Hilton-Washington, DC

Attendees: Anna Owens and Cheryl Chambers, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: NACo Legislative Conference

Event Type: Conference


National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference
Monday, March 10, 2014   |   1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Location: Washington, DC

Visit Census Bureau staff at the federal agency round robin. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the ACS.

Date: Monday, March 10th from 1:45PM-3:15PM

Location: Marriott Wardman Park-Washington, DC

Attendees: Gretchen Gooding and Tim Gilbert, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: NLC Congressional City Conference

Event Type: Conference


ACS Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Dual Vintage Variables Webinar
Thursday, March 13, 2014   |   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online

Advanced users learn about the ACS Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and how to work with dual vintages of variables included in the ACS PUMS files. This presentation will give a background of the ACS PUMS files before explaining how to work specifically with dual vintage variables in the 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS files, including Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA), Occupation, and Industry variables.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 13th from 1:00-2:00 PM

Presenter: Tim Gilbert, American Community Survey Office

Learn how to log-in by visiting the Census Bureau's Educational Resources page

Event Type: Webinar


American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Annual Convocation and Exposition
Monday, April 7, 2014 - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, NV

Visit the Census Bureau at the American College of Health Care Administrators annual meeting. American Community Survey staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Monday, April 7th to Tuesday, April 8th

Location: The M Resort-Las Vegas, NV

Booth: 105

Attendees: Terri Long and Denise Smith, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: ACHCA Annual Convocation and Exposition

Event Type: Conference


Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014 Location: Tampa, FL

Visit the Census Bureau at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting. American Community Survey staff and geography staff will be on hand at in the exhibit hall to answer questions.

Dates: Tuesday, April 8th to Friday, April 11th

Location: Tampa Convention Center-Tampa, FL

Booth: 401

Attendee: Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: AAG Annual Meeting

Presentation-The American Community Survey: An Update

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 9th at 4:40 PM

Presenter: Nancy Torrieri

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Presentation-Finding Census Data for Your Community: Joining ACS Block Group Data with TIGER/Line Shapefiles

Date & Time: Friday, April 11th at 5:20 PM

Presenter: Gretchen Gooding

Learn More about this session.

Event Type: Conference, Presentation


Overview of the ACS 2014 Content Review Webinar
Wednesday, April 9, 2014   |   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online

The Census Bureau is in the process of reviewing each question on the ACS to make sure the survey includes only those questions federal agencies need to accomplish their missions. We also want to minimize the reporting burden on the 3.5 million households that respond to the survey each year. Gary Chappell, project lead for the ACS Content Review process, will discuss the goals, approach, outreach to data users, and next steps during 2014. His presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers. Joining the online webinar is free. Participants who choose to listen to the audio via telephone are responsible for their own standard long-distance rates.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 9th from 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Gary Chappell, American Community Survey Office

Learn how to register by visiting the ACS Data Users Group webinar registration

Event Type: Webinar


American Planning Association's (APA) National Planning Conference
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Location: Atlanta, GA

Visit the Census Bureau at the American Planning Association's (APA) National Planning Conference. American Community Survey staff and geography staff will be on hand in the exhibit hall to answer questions.

Dates: Saturday, April 26th to Tuesday, April 29th

Location: Georgia World Congress Center-Atlanta, GA

Booth: 529

Attendees: Terrina Long and Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: APA National Planning Conference

Event Type: Conference


Population Association of America's (PAA) Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Saturday, May 3, 2014 Location: Boston, MA

Visit the Census Bureau at the Population Association of America's (PAA) annual meeting. American Community Survey staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Wednesday, April 30th to Saturday, May 3rd

Location: Marriott Copley Place Hotel-Boston, MA

Booth: 324

Attendees: Tim Gilbert and Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: PAA annual meeting

Presentation-Using the American Community Survey for Social Science Research

Date & Time: Thursday, May 1st from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Presenter: Tim Gilbert

Learn More about this member initiated meeting.

Event Type: Conference, Presentation


Commerce Day on the Hill
Tuesday, May 20, 2014   |   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Washington, DC

Visit the Census Bureau at Commerce Day on the Hill. American Community Survey staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 20th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building-Washington, DC

Attendees: Terri Long and Shannon O'Brien, American Community Survey Office

Event Type: Conference


ACS Data Users Conference
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Friday, May 30, 2014 Location: Washington, DC

Register now for the inaugural ACS Data Users Conference. A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at a special conference rate of $224 so please book by April 14th to ensure your reservation. The ACS Data Users Conference is being organized by Sabre Systems and the Population Reference Bureau in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. The final deadline for registration is Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Dates: Thursday, May 29th and Friday, May 30th

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol-Washington, DC

Learn more and register now for the ACS Data Users Conference.

Event Type: Conference


Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey Webinar
Tuesday, June 24, 2014   |   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to our smallest level of geography, block groups, using the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the Summary File Retrieval Tool, DataFerrett, and FTP site.

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 24th from 1:00-2:00 PM

Presenter: Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn how to log-in by visiting the Census Bureau's Educational Resources page

Event Type: Webinar


Esri International User Conference
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014 Location: San Diego, CA

Visit the Census Bureau at the Esri International User Conference. American Community Survey staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Tuesday, July 15th to Thursday, July 17th

Location: San Diego Convention Center-San Diego, CA

Booth: F105

Attendees: Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: Esri International User Conference

Event Type: Conference


American Sociological Association (ASA) Presentation
Saturday, August 16, 2014   |   6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Location: San Francisco, CA

Presentation-Using the American Community Survey for Social Science Research

Date & Time: Saturday, August 16th from 6:30 PM-8:15 PM

Location: Union Square 5-6, Fourth Floor | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Presenter: Tim Gilbert, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: ASA annual meeting

Event Type: Presentation


American Correctional Association (ACA) 144th Congress of Correction
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Visit the Census Bureau at the American Correctional Association (ACA) 144th Congress of Correction. American Community Survey staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Sunday, August 17th to Tuesday, August 19th

Location: Salt Palace Convention Center-Salt Lake City, UT

Booth: 1304

Attendees: Cheryl Chambers and James Butz, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: ACS 144th Congress of Correction

Event Type: Conference


National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014 Location: Minneapolis, MN

Visit the Census Bureau at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit. The Census Bureau Respondent Advocate will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Tuesday, August 19th to Friday, August 22nd

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center-Minneapolis, MN

Booth: 120

Attendees: Timothy Olson, Respondent Advocate

Learn More: NCSL Legislative Summit

Event Type: Conference


Introduction to the American Community Survey Webinar
Wednesday, August 27, 2014   |   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online

Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access our statistical products via American FactFinder.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 27th from 1:00-2:00 PM

Presenter: Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn how to log-in by visiting the Census Bureau's Educational Resources page

Event Type: Webinar


National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 71st Annual Convention and Marketplace
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 Location: Atlanta, GA

Visit the Census Bureau at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 71st Annual Convention and Marketplace. Census Bureau staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Sunday, October 26th to Friday, October 31st

Location: Hyatt Regency-Atlanta, GA

Booth: n/a

Attendees: Terri Long, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: NCAI Convention and Marketplace

Event Type: Conference


International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Location: Orlando, FL

Visit the Census Bureau at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition. Census Bureau staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Sunday, October 26th to Tuesday, October 28th

Location: Orange County Convention Center-Orlando, FL

Booth: 343

Attendees: Cheryl Chambers and Shannon O'Brien, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: IACP Conference and Exposition

Event Type: Conference


National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014 Location: Austin, TX

Visit the Census Bureau at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition. Census Bureau staff will be on hand in the exhibit space to answer questions.

Dates: Wednesday, November 19th to Friday, November 21st

Location: Austin Convention Center-Austin, TX

Booth: 532

Attendees: Terri Long and Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office

Learn More: NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition

Event Type: Conference


Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey Webinar
Wednesday, December 10, 2014   |   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Online

Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access our statistical products via American FactFinder.

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 10th from 1:00-2:00 PM

Presenter: TBD, American Community Survey Office

Learn how to log-in by visiting the Census Bureau's Educational Resources page

Event Type: Webinar



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Community Survey Office | Email ACS | Last Revised: September 08, 2014
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