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Data.census.gov outreach staff exhibit at conferences and give presentations, and provide workshops and webinars throughout the year. Learn more about our activities here.
Find out the latest updates about data.census.gov, the Census API, and the Microdata Access, including the most recent data releases and news.


Data.census.gov outreach staff exhibit at conferences and give presentations and webinars throughout the year. Learn more about our activities below.

If you have any questions or requests regarding outreach/training/webinar, please contact ced.cedsci.outreach@census.gov.

data.census.gov Workshops

These participatory classes walk you through examples of using data.census.gov to find demographic and economic data.

Time is allotted throughout the training for questions, and participation is strongly encouraged.

  • Please click on the link below to see and register for the available sessions.
  • Registration is required to attend these workshops. Attendance is limited to 50 participants per session.

***When registering, if you receive a message that you are waitlisted, please sign up for later class.  We are trying to move classes to Waitlist as they fill, but sometimes there is a lag in that update.

Future/Current Outreach Activities

International City County Managers Association (ICMA) Annual Conference

September 30, 2023


Puerto Rico CIO & IT Leadership Conference

October 12, 2023


Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) GIS-Pro 2023

October 16, 2023


National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show

October 18, 2023


Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention

October 19, 2023


2023 Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) Annual Meeting

October 24, 2023


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting

October 25, 2023


National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) Annual Conference

October 27, 2023


GrantSummit 2023

November 1, 2023


American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Annual Conference

November 4, 2023


National Association of Realtors NXT the Realtor Experience

November 14, 2023


National Rural Education Association (NREA) Convention and Research Symposium

November 16, 2023


National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit

November 16, 2023


Past Outreach Activities

Natural Disasters Expo California

September 27, 2023


Finding 2020 Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A Data on data.census.gov

Monday, September 25, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • With the September release of the 2020 Census Detailed DHC-A, or Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A, data users will be able to access population counts for detailed racial and ethnic groups using data.census.gov. The release includes population counts by age for approximately 1,500 racial and ethnic groups and detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages, such as Lebanese, Mexican, Jamaican, Navajo Nation, and more.

National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Conference 2023

September 21, 2023


CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

September 20, 2023


Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Annual Conference

September 20, 2023


Cause Camp Nonprofit Conference

September 14, 2023


America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Conference

September 5, 2023


Data.census.gov Q&A Webinar - August 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • In this webinar we cover updates on data.census.gov implemented since the beginning of February 2023. Updates include added mapping features, new filter panel options, new toolbar options, fixes to defects, and more.

National Community Action Partnership (CAP) Annual Convention

August 23, 2023


American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting

August 17, 2023


National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit

August 14, 2023


American Statistical Association/Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM)

August 06, 2023


Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Convention

July 31, 2023


Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Annual Conference

July 25, 2023


National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition

July 21, 2023


Locating 2020 Island Areas Censuses Demographic and Housing Characteristics Data on data.census.gov

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 5:00pm - 6:00 pm (ET)


  • On July 20th, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Island Areas Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC), which includes data for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Southern Grants Forum (SGF) 2023

July 19, 2023


American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Annual Conference

July 15, 2023


Ignite 2023 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) School Leader Conference

July 12, 2023


National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Conference

July 11, 2023


Esri User Conference

July 10, 2023


Data.census.gov Q&A Webinar - June 2023

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • We understand you may have questions about data.census.gov, the U.S. Census Bureau’s main data platform, so we brought back the live Q&A webinar session. During this webinar we will go over some of the most common questions we have received over the last several months as well as questions submitted via the chat. We encourage you to attend to take advantage of all the great questions we anticipate, or bring some of your own.

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference

June 23, 2023


Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference

June 22, 2023


Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference

June 13, 2023


Accessing 2020 Decennial Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics Data Using data.census.gov

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • For anyone who is interested in accessing the newly released 2020 Decennial Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics tables and Demographic Profile, we bring you this webinar. Join us for this session where we will take participants through data.census.gov to easily find 2020 Census demographic and housing characteristic data, including finding data for different levels of geography, using the mapping feature to visualize data for your community, where to find helpful technical documentation, and more.

National Restaurant Association Show

May 20, 2023


Medical Library Association (MLA) | Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference

May 17, 2023


United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Invention-Con

May 12, 2023


Pennsylvania State Data Center Meeting

May 11, 2023


American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference

May 10, 2023


AMERIND/National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Annual Convention and Tradeshow

May 9, 2023


Using data.census.gov to Explore Race & Ethnicity Data

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • The Census Bureau has ample demographic and socioeconomic data by race and ethnicity, and it's all available in our data platform, data.census.gov. Join this webinar where we will define the concepts of race and ethnicity in accordance to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Standards, and do a live walkthrough on how to navigate data.census.gov to access this data. Our presenter will share key tips and tricks to help you zero-in on the data you need, and guide you to additional resources to help you in your search.

Please note that this is a webinar on how to find existing race and ethnicity data on data.census.gov. This webinar does not address upcoming releases of detailed race/ethnicity tables.

Preparedness Summit

April 25, 2023


Connecticut State Data Center Meeting - Microdata Access

April 18, 2023


Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting

April 12, 2023


Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)

April 12, 2023


The Geospatial Information Systems for Transportation (GIS-T) Symposium

April 11, 2023


National Hurricane Conference

April 04, 2023


American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference

April 01, 2023


American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Conference

April 01, 2023


What is the Microdata Access Tool? Building Tables Using MDAT in data.census.gov

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • The Microdata Access Tool (MDAT) is available through data.census.gov, and allows users to create custom tabulations with Public Use Microdata from a variety of surveys and years. This webinar will cover the basics of using data.census.gov/MDAT, including a live demonstration on how to access microdata, and creating custom tabulations, for topics like sex, age, race and ethnicity, income and poverty, and more.

American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

March 24, 2023


National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) Conference

March 02, 2023


Exploring Economic Data on data.census.gov

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm (ET)


  • If you've been curious to learn more about economic data available in data.census.gov, we highly recommend you join this webinar. In this session, you will learn how to access business data from various Census Economic Surveys and programs.

National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Summit

February 11, 2023


Esri Federal GIS Conference (FedGIS)

February 07, 2023


data.census.gov News and Updates: January 2023

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Public Webinar. Time: 2:00pm (ET)


  • Join us for this webinar, where we will cover updates on data.census.gov for the months of October, November, and December. Updates include simplified URLs, new accessibility features, improved selections of map layers, new population pyramids in profiles, and more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests regarding outreach/training/webinar, please contact ced.cedsci.outreach@census.gov.

Page Last Revised - September 27, 2023
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