More than 300 ACS data users attended the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference, held May 11-12, 2017, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Madison Building in Alexandria, Virginia. PRB organized the conference in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with guidance from an ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee. The program brought together more than 50 contributed presentations by ACS data users, invited sessions with Census Bureau staff, informal roundtable discussions, and opportunities for networking.

Session topics included: 

  • Assessing Health Insurance Estimates with ACS Data
  • Producing ACS Data Profiles for States and Local Communities
  • Preliminary Results from the 2016 ACS Content Test
  • Using the ACS for Model-Based Estimates
  • Comparing or Combining ACS Data with Other Data Sources
  • Using the ACS to Monitor Public Health
  • Impact of ACS Methods/Design on Data Quality
  • Best Practices for Mapping ACS Data
  • Case Studies: Data Visualization Tools
  • Using ACS Data in the Classroom
  • ACS Data for Tribal Areas and Rural Communities
  • Tools (Novice and Advanced)
  • Applications of ACS Data for Estimates and Forecasts
  • Applications of ACS/CTPP Data for Transportation and Planning

Links to the conference presentations and video recordings—for which we received signed release forms—are available here.