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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Census Bureau to Host Data Innovation Symposium in Puerto Rico

Press Release Number CB23-163

SEPT. 21, 2023 – The U.S. Census Bureau is partnering with the Puerto Rico IT Cluster to co-host a Data Innovation Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 12-13. The event will take place as part of the 10th anniversary of the CIO & IT Leadership Conference.

The symposium will include presentations and trainings on topics such as Puerto Rico’s federal statistical infrastructure, race and ethnicity reporting, vulnerability and resilience data, quarterly workforce indicators and geospatial data.

On Oct. 12, Census Bureau Director Robert Santos will join Jennifer Pahlka, former U.S. deputy chief technology officer, and Enrique Völkers-Nin, under secretary for Innovation, Information, Data, and Technology in the Puerto Rico governor's office, to participate in the closing plenary session on “Recoding Puerto Rico: A Comprehensive Reflection, Look Ahead and Valuable Insights.” Santos will also deliver the keynote address at the conference Oct. 13. Visit the Data Innovation Symposium 2023 webpage for the full list of sessions.

This engagement showcases the wealth of Census Bureau statistics and tools available for Puerto Rico as well as sessions featuring stakeholders, collaborations and partners in Puerto Rico and key data conversations via workshops, panels and presentations.

For more information and to register, visit the Data Innovation Symposium 2023  event page. 


Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13


Various Census Bureau representatives, partner organizations and multisector collaborators


Centro de Convenciones Gobernador Pedro Rosselló González

100 Boulevard Centro de Convenciones

San Juan, San Juan 00907 Puerto Rico


Visit the “Registration” section on the Data Innovation Symposium 2023 event page to register.

Media who plan to attend or are interested in an interview should contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at pio@census.gov or 301-763-3030 by Tuesday, Oct. 10. Media are also required to register on the Data Innovation Symposium 2023 event page.



Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)


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