Webinar: 2020 Census demonstration data: Privacy and accuracy issues, Dec. 4

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The Census State Data Centers steering committee is organizing a webinar for Dec. 4, titled: 2020 Census demonstration data: Privacy and accuracy issues.

When: Wed., December 4, 2:00 Eastern (11:00 Pacific). The webinar will be 90 minutes.

You can view the webinar recording here.

Presentation slidedecks are now available:

Presenters for this webinar are:

  • Jan Vink, research specialist at Cornell Program on Applied Demographics
  • Dave Van Riper, spatial analysis director at Univ of Minnesota Population Center
  • Beth Jarsoz, demographer at Population Reference Bureau
  • Todd Graham, principal demographer at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities.

Thanks to Jenn Shultz, Pennsylvania State Data Center for hosting this webinar meeting.

You can view the webinar recording here.

Program of the 2019 State Data Center Annual Conference

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Program of the 2019 State Data Center Annual Conference


June 12-14, 2019
Charlotte, N.C.

All presentations outlined below can be found on the website. See the files dated July 2019.

AGENDA: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration

8:30 a.m. Conference Welcome

  • Toni Hall, Data Users Branch (DUB), CLMSO
  • Melanie Poulter, Census Information Centers (CIC) Steering Committee Chair, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
  • Pam Schenker, State Data Centers (SDC) Steering Committee Chair, State of Florida

9:00 a.m. Introduction

  • Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director for Communications

9:30 a.m. Q&A

9:45 a.m. Update on 2020 Census Communication Activities (Panel Discussion)

  • Kendall Johnson, 2020 Census Integrated Communications Contract PMO

10:15 a.m. Q&A

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Update on 2020 Census Communication Activities (Panel Discussion) (cont.)

  • Anna Owens, Program Analyst, National Partnership Program
  • Nesreen Khashan, Team Lead, Field Partnership Program

11:30 a.m. Q&A

11:45 a.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. 2020 Redistricting Updates and Products

  • James Whitehorne, Chief, Redistricting Office and Voting Rights Office

1:45 p.m. Q&A

2:00 p.m. Differential Privacy and Overall Privacy of Decennial Data

  • Michael Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy, Associate Directorate for Research and Methodology

2:45 p.m. Q&A

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion on 2020 Activities

  • Mary Craigle, Montana SDC
  • Andrew Virden, Minnesota SDC
  • Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA
  • June Lim, AAAJ
  • John Flateau, Medgar Evers College CIC

4:00 p.m. Q&A

4:15 p.m. Wrap-up

AGENDA: Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:00 a.m. 2020 Products

  • Rachel Marks, Senior Technical Expert on Population Statistics,
  • Marc Perry, Senior Demographic Reviewer, Population Division

8:45 a.m. Q&A

9:00 a.m. 2020 Race and Ethnicity

  • Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Division Chief, Special Population Statistics, Population Division
  • Matthew Spence, Branch Chief, Foreign Born Branch, Population Division

9:45 a.m. Q&A

10:00 a.m. BREAK

10:15 a.m. Updates on Languages for 2020

  • Jennifer Kim, Assistant Division Chief, Content, Translation, Puerto Rico, and

10:45 a.m. Q&A

11:00 a.m. Statistics in School

  • Victoria Glasier, Chief, Statistics in Schools Branch, CLMSO

11:45 a.m. Q&A

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 p.m. E-Mail Marketing

  • Anthony Calabrese, Digital Marketing Lead, CLMSO

1:45 p.m. Q&A

2:00 p.m. Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations

  • Gerson Vasquez, Data Visualization Lead
  • Ryan Dolan, Data Visualization Lead

3:00 p.m. Q&A

3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. CEDSCI –

  • KaNin Reese, Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch Center for Enterprise Dissemination

4:30 p.m. Q&A

4:45 p.m. Wrap-up

AGENDA: Friday, June 14, 2019


8:30 a.m. SDC Business Meeting

  • Updates Joint SDC/CIC Working Groups
  • Updates on SDC Working Group

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Business Meeting (cont.)

  • Report on Skills and Knowledge Inventory
  • Ideas for Upcoming Webinars
  • Discussion on Ideas for Moving Forward

11:45 a.m. Wrap-Up

12:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

2019 SDC-CIC Annual Conference: June 12-14

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Dear Network Member:

You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Joint State Data Center (SDC) and Census Information Center (CIC) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 12-14, 2019, at the Embassy Suites–Charlotte Uptown, Charlotte, NC. The meeting is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 12, at 8:00 a.m. and end on Friday, June 14, at 12:00 p.m.

SDC State Leads and CIC members:

The conference itself:

While in Charlotte… Embassy Suites–Charlotte Uptown is a short walk from restaurants and gathering spots.


Recap of the 2018 SDC Annual Conference

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2018 State Data Center Annual Conference
April 9-11, 2018
Providence, RI



Note: The 15 presentations linked below will download as PowerPoint files.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Conference Registration

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
• Lakiva Pullins, Branch Chief, Data Users Branch
• Todd Graham, SDC Chairperson
• Introduction of New Committee Member(s) and Officers
• Misty Reed, Acting Division Chief, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office
• Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director for Communications Division

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM 2020 Census Integrated Communications Plan
• Kaile Bower, Chief, Integrated Partnership & Communication Branch

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Findings from 2016-2017 Census Tests
• Jennifer W. Reichert, Assistant Division Chief, Nonresponse, Evaluations, and Experiments, Decennial Census Management

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM 2020 LUCA Updates, Group Quarters Inventory, and PSAP
• Jennifer Holland, Chief, Partnership Communications and Outreach Branch, Geography Division

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM 2020 Residence Criteria
• Jason Devine, Assistant Division Chief, Census Programs Area, Population Division
• Steven Wilson, Chief, Population and Housing Program Branch, Population Division

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit
• Lorena Molina-Irizarry, Deputy Branch Chief, Enterprise Partnership

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM BREAK

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM 2020 Discussion – What are the SDCs doing?
• Dan Veroff, WI, SDC Steering Committee
• Jennifer Shultz, PA, SDC Steering Committee
• SDC Leads Panel – Walter Schwarm (CA), Jan Vink (NY), Suzan Reagan (NM), Bob Coats (NC)

4:30 PM Meeting Adjourn


8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Census Information Centers Overview
• Melanie Poulter, CIC Steering Committee Chairperson

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM 2017 Economic Census Update
• Kim Moore, Chief, Economy Wide Statistics Division
• Charles Brady, Branch Chief, Respondent Management and Promotion Branch, Economic Management Division

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM BREAK

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Field Partnership and 2020 Complete Count Committees
• Sydnee Chattin, Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Support Programs, Field Division
• SDC Leads Panel – Liz Brooks (AK), Mallory Bateman (UT), Erica Gardner (WA)

11:15 AM – 12:00 AM 2020 Census Redistricting Program
• James Whitehorne, Branch Chief, Redistricting Office and Voting Rights Office

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP) and Center for Enterprise Dissemination and Services and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI)
• Alexandra Figueroa, Chief, Web and New Media Branch, Center for New Media & Promotion
• KaNin Reese, Branch Chief, CEDSCI, Dissemination Outreach Branch

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Update and Overview of Administrative Records for ACS and Administrative Records for 2020 Census
• Thomas Mule, Special Assistant to the Chief, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
• Victoria Velkoff, Division Chief, American Community Survey Office

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM SDC Business Meeting

5:00 PM Meeting Adjourn


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakout by Region
Questions for SDC/DDB roundtable discussion

  1. What is the DDS staff approach in regard to disseminating Census Bureau data and program information to his/her assigned area?
  2. Name one or two specific areas or tasks where we can collaborate.
  3. What are you planning to do to support the 2020 data collection operation?
  4. In terms of the relationship between the SDCs and DDS/DDB, what is working well? What needs to be changed?
  5. We would like to ‘crowdsource’ suggestions for strategic national partnerships. Who should we prioritize from your perspective and what would be the ‘top three’ partners you would suggest working with and why?

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM SDC 40th Anniversary

• Topics for Next Annual Meeting
• Brief History of SDC Program
• Presentation of Awards – Todd Graham

11:30 AM Meeting Adjourn

2018 SDC Annual Conference: April 9-11

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Dear SDC Network Member:

You are invited to attend the State Data Center (SDC) Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 9-11, 2018, at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 9, at 8:00 a.m. and end on Tuesday, April 11, at 12:00 p.m.

Details can be found here:

While in Providence…

The Hilton Providence is a short walk from restaurants and gathering spots, both downtown and Federal Hill.

See you in Providence!