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U.S. Census Bureau officials will brief reporters on preparations for the 2020 Census and the 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test. The event will include presentations on our plans for testing possible 2020 Census question wording on within-household coverage, relationship and race/ethnicity. The 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test is also designed to test new strategies for contacting households and encouraging self-response, particularly via the Internet. The test is part of a series of tests and research projects the Census Bureau is conducting to make the constitutionally mandated once-a-decade headcount quick, easy and safe. Through the smart use of technology and existing government data, the 2020 Census seeks to provide substantial taxpayer savings while maintaining a commitment to quality, accuracy and confidentiality.

Presenters will take questions following completion of their remarks.

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Monday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. EDT

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U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters
4600 Silver Hill Road, Conference Rooms 1-4            
Suitland, MD 20746

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John H. Thompson, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Nicholas A. Jones, director, Race and Ethnic Research and Outreach
Rose Kreider, chief, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch
Elizabeth Poehler, chief, Enumeration Methods and Requirements Branch
Jennifer W. Reichert, program manager, 2020 Census Optimizing Self-Response

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Remote Access:

The event will be broadcast live on the Census Bureau's Ustream channel:

Viewers may ask questions by dialing in.

Dial-in number: 1-888-566-5905

Participant passcode: 2020OPS01

Note: Stay on the line until operator asks for the passcode. Do not key in passcode.

If captioning is required:

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If you plan to join us in person, please RSVP by noon on Friday, Oct. 3, to

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Please contact the Census Bureau's Public Information Office at or 301-763-3030 to request an interview with a subject matter expert.

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Please follow @uscensusbureau on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Ustream.



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