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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

The ABC's of the Census API

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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


  • Start your journey into the Census Bureau’s application programming interface (API), a powerful tool that allows data users to quickly access data in a standardized way. By simply editing a sample URL and saving your results, you can view the data you need using Excel. Join us for this webinar, where we will introduce you to the API through a few core concepts, and do a live demonstration of the Census Bureau's API in action. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and will be provided with helpful resources for a thorough learning experience beyond the webinar. 

Texas Demographic Conference

May 29, 2024

5/29/2024 - 5/30/2024

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference

June 9, 2024

6/9/2024 - 6/13/2024

Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference

June 11, 2024

6/11/2024 - 6/14/2024

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference

June 20, 2024

6/20/2024 - 6/23/2024

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Live 24

June 23, 2024

6/23/2024 - 6/26/2024

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

June 24, 2024

6/24/2024 - 6/26/2024

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference

June 27, 2024

6/27/2024 - 7/2/2024

National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition

July 12, 2024

7/12/2024 - 7/15/2024

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference

July 14, 2024

7/14/2024 - 7/16/2024

Esri User Conference

July 15, 2024

7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024

Southern Grants Forum

July 22, 2024

7/22/2024 - 7/25/2024

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

July 23, 2024

7/23/2024 - 7/26/2024

Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Annual Conference

July 23, 2024

7/23/2024 - 7/24/2024

American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

August 3, 2024

8/3/2024 - 8/8/2024

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit

August 5, 2024

8/5/2024 - 8/7/2024

American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting

August 9, 2024

8/9/2024 - 8/13/2024

National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) Annual Convention

August 28, 2024

8/28/2024 - 8/30/2024

America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Conference

September, 2024

9/9/2024 - 9/13/2024

CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference

September, 2024

9/9/2024 - 9/11/2024

Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Annual Conference

September, 2024

9/11/2024 - 9/14/2024

International City County Managers Association (ICMA) Annual Conference

September, 2024

9/21/2024 - 9/25/2024

National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Summit

September, 2024

9/24/2024 - 9/26/2024

National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Conference 2024

September, 2024

9/26/2024 - 9/28/2024

Past Outreach Activities

American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference

May 15, 2024

5/15/2024 - 5/17/2024

Delmarva GIS Conference 2024

May 1, 2024

5/1/2024 - 5/2/2024

2024 Rural Summit: From Cradle to Career

April 28, 2024

4/28/2024 - 5/1/2024

Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting

April 17, 2024

4/17/2024 - 4/20/2024

American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

April 16, 2024

4/16/2024 - 4/20/2024

American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference

April 13, 2024

4/13/2024 - 4/16/2024

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Conference 2024

April 5, 2024

4/5/2024 - 4/9/2024

Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 Conference

April 3, 2024

4/3/2024 - 4/5/2024

Taking the Guesswork Out of MDAT

Thursday, March 28, 2024

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


  • Get a guided tour of the Census Bureau's Microdata Access Tool (MDAT) and learn how to create customized tables not available through data.census.gov. The Microdata Access Tool is a great resource for data users to build tables without the need for additional statistical software, using the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and the Current Population Survey (CPS) datasets. Join this webinar to start your MDAT journey into building, customizing, and downloading Census Bureau data.

Preparedness Summit

March 25, 2024

3/25/2024 - 3/28/2024

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

March 13, 2024

3/13/2024 - 3/15/2024

RES 2024 | National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

March 11, 2024

3/11/2024 - 3/14/2024

National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) Conference

March 7, 2024

3/7/2024 - 3/10/2024

Diving into Island Areas Cross Tabulations on data.census.gov

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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


  • With the release of 2020 Island Areas Cross Tabulations data, data users can now find data about people or housing units by characteristics like age, educational attainment, occupation, earnings and income, marital status, and over 50 other topics. Data for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Join this webinar to learn more about what Island Areas Cross Tabulated data are available, and how to access them through the Census Bureau's main data platform, data.census.gov. Our presenters will give participants a walkthrough of the data platform to locate Island Areas cross tabulations, as well as best practices and additional resources to help you with your search.

Esri Federal GIS Conference (FedGIS)

February 13, 2024

2/13/2024 - 2/14/2024

Geo Week

February 11, 2024

2/11/2024 - 2/13/2024

National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Summit

February 10, 2024


data.census.gov News and Updates: January 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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


  • Join us for this webinar where we will cover the most exciting data.census.gov updates from September to January 2024. Learn more about new features available on our data search platform, like new filter hover effects, improved ZIP download output, new functionality for table notes, and updates to mapping capabilities.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2023

December 11, 2023


National Rural Education Association (NREA) Convention and Research Symposium

November 16, 2023


Annual Business Survey Data and How to Find It on data.census.gov

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Public Webinar.


  • The Annual Business Survey (ABS) provides statistics about the demographic characteristics of the owners of approximately 6 million American employer businesses. Statistical data from the Annual Business Survey (ABS) include the number of firms, sales/receipts, employment by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status, as well various other relevant topics. In this webinar event, our presenter will briefly cover what ABS data are available through data.census.gov, and walk through comprehensive examples on how to navigate the data search platform to access these statistics. Participants will also take away best practices when accessing ABS data on data.census.gov, and be guided to additional, helpful resources to help you get started.

New Mexico SDC Data Users and Affiliates Meeting

November 14, 2023


GrantSummit 2023

November 1, 2023


National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) Annual Conference

October 27, 2023


data.census.gov for Beginners: How to Get Started

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Public Webinar.


  • This webinar is designed for data users who want to learn how to use data.census.gov for the first time, or those who may just need a refresh. Our presenter will take participants on a walkthrough of the data search platform and teach the basics on how to begin a search, including common search terms, downloading data, using the map feature, and customizing table views. We'll share helpful learning resources, address the most commonly asked questions, and provide updates on the latest feedback and how your comments drive our development of the site.

2023 Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) Annual Meeting

October 24, 2023


National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show

October 18, 2023


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

October 16, 2023


Puerto Rico CIO & IT Leadership Conference

October 12, 2023


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


Contact Us

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

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