2021 ACS DATA USERS CONFERENCE

Registration for the 2021 ACS Data Users Conference is now open! The ACS Conference will be held virtually on May 18-20. There is no registration fee but space at the conference is limited and registration is on a first come/first served basis. PRB will also post recordings of the plenary and breakout sessions in the ACS Online Community after the event.

Conference website and registration: https://cvent.me/qMwy8M

PRELIMINARY 2021 ACS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, MAY 18 

Session

Time (EDT)

Presenter(s)

Title of Presentation

Welcome

11:00-11:15

Donna Daily, U.S. Census Bureau; and Linda A. Jacobsen, PRB

Welcome and Overview of Agenda

Census Bureau Product Demonstrations

11:15-11:50

Tyson Weister, U.S. Census Bureau

Using American Community Survey Microdata on data.census.gov

TBD

Additional product demonstrations (TBD)

11:55-12:30

Tyson Weister, U.S. Census Bureau 

Using American Community Survey Microdata on data.census.gov

TBD

Additional product demonstrations (TBD)

Break

12:30-1:00

Breakout Session 1: Combining ACS With Other Survey or Administrative Data

1:00-2:20

Douglas Hillmer, Self-Employed

Linking ACS Data to Data from Other Sources: Issues to Consider

1:00-2:20

Katherine Nesse, City of Bellevue, Washington

Parcel-Based Estimates of Population for Nonstandard Geographies: Combining Data from the ACS and the County Assessor’s Office to Create Accurate Estimates of Children and Adults

1:00-2:20

David Powers, Sara Robinson, Edward Berchick, J. Alex Branham, Lucinda Dalzell, Lorelle Dennis, Kristi Eckerson, Alfred Gottschalck, Joanna Motro, John Posey, Andrew Verdon, and Victoria Udalova, U.S. Census Bureau

Social Determinants of Emergency Department Utilization in Utah

Breakout Session 2: Using the ACS to Study COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations

1:00-2:20

Samantha Joseph, Daniel Galpern, Felice Le-Scherban, and Amy Carroll-Scott, Drexel University School of Public Health

Development of a COVID-19 Urban Vulnerability Data Dashboard to Inform Neighborhood-level Response in Philadelphia

1:00-2:20

Jack Mullan and Bijan Kimiagar, Citizens' Committee for Children of New York

Mapping the Digital Divide: Using ACS Data to Analyze Internet Access in NYC

1:00-2:20

Jonathan Schroeder, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota; Carrie Henning-Smith and Mariana Tuttle, Rural Health Research Center, University of Minnesota

Demographics and Disability Status of Adults Living Alone in Rural Areas: A Study of ACS Microdata

Break

2:20-2:30

 

 

Breakout Session 3: Housing Analyses Using ACS Data

2:30-3:50

Ethan Magnuson and Bryan Grady, SC Housing

The Eviction Crisis in South Carolina

2:30-3:50

Matt Schroeder, Metropolitan Council (Twin Cities)

How Accurate Is ACS Data on Rental Housing?

2:30-3:50

Jung Seo and Tom Vo, Southern California Association of Governments 

An Environmental Justice Analysis of Job and Housing Imbalance in Southern California Region

Breakout Session 4: Tools and Resources Using ACS Data

2:30-3:50

Lisa Berry, Diana Lavery, Jim Herries, and Steven Aviles, Esri, Inc.

Choosing a Suitable Mapping Style

2:30-3:50

R. Chase Sawyer, Bethany DeSalvo, and Gabriel Amaro, U.S. Census Bureau

Measuring Community Resilience to COVID-19

2:30-3:50

Sara Bertran de Lis, Xiaoxue Zhou, and Jessica Peker, Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University

A Portrait of Housing in the US with Census Data

2:30-3:50

Ajjit Narayanan, Urban Institute

A Spatial Equity Mapping Tool for Point Data

Break

3:50-4:00

 

 

Topical Roundtable Discussions

4:00-4:30

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Clark University

Using ACS Data in a Geographic Information Science (GIS) Course: Challenges and Opportunities

TBD

Additional roundtable discussions (TBD)

4:30-5:00

Alexandra Barker and Heidi Crawford, U.S. Census Bureau

Transforming Data Education for a Digital World

TBD

Additional roundtable discussions (TBD)

Adjourn

5:00

 

 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

Session

Time (EDT)

Presenter(s)

Title of Presentation

Plenary Session

11:00-12:30

Ron Jarmin, Donna Daily, and Victoria Velkoff, U.S. Census Bureau

Welcome; Update on Decennial Census Products and the ACS Program

Break

12:30-1:00

 

 

Breakout Session 5: Lightning Session

1:00-2:20

Diana Lavery, Jim Herries, Lisa Berry, Steven Aviles, Esri Inc.

Incorporating Margins of Error into Maps

1:00-2:20

Yukiko Furuya, The EdWeek Research Center

Developing the Chance for Success Index Using the American Community Survey - The Evaluation of States in Providing Educational and Job Opportunities

1:00-2:20

Camila Masson and Maria Ilcheva, Florida International University Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center

2020 Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment

1:00-2:20

Yu Bai and Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Are We Ready for Extended School Closures? Evidence from the American Community Survey (2014-2018)

1:00-2:20

Jon D. Samuels and Justin Harper, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Michael Jadoo, Andrew Kato, Matt Russell, Michael Sverchkov, and Jerin Varghese, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Using the American Community Survey to Construct a Labor Composition Measure Suitable for the BLS MFP Account and BEA-BLS Integrated Industry-level Production Account

1:00-2:20

Tim Schock and Raeven Faye Chandler, Pennsylvania State Data Center

Measuring Isolation Risk for Seniors in Pennsylvania Counties

1:00-2:20

Kevin Werner and Laura Wheaton, Urban Institute

Using the ACS to Estimate the Characteristics of EITC-Eligible Tax Filers in Different Geographies

1:00-2:20

Kenneth Stewart and Casey Jones, Independent Columnists

Using the ACS to Study the Challenges Facing Vulnerable Populations in San Angelo, Texas 

Breakout Session 6: Measuring Poverty and Economic Wellbeing with ACS Data

1:00-2:20

P. Mae Cooper and Javier Gomez, Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Neighborhood Poverty Estimates Using Spatial Interpolation

1:00-2:20

Liana Fox and Brian Glassman, U.S. Census Bureau; José Pacas, Minnesota Population Center 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure Using the American Community Survey

1:00-2:20

Lisa Manzer and Karen Segar, Center for Women's Welfare, University of Washington

A Basic Needs Budget Approach to Counting Poverty with the American Community Survey

1:00-2:20

Brian Glassman, U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Multidimensional Deprivation Index: Revised and Updated

Break

2:20-2:30

 

 

Topical Roundtable Discussions

2:30-3:00

TBD

Additional roundtable discussions (TBD)

3:00-3:30

TBD

Additional roundtable discussions (TBD)

Break

3:30-3:40

 

 

Breakout Session 7: Measuring Racial/Ethnic Disparities with ACS Data

3:40-5:00

Clemens Noelke and Robert Ressler, Brandeis University

Does Spatial Aggregation Affect Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Access to Neighborhood Opportunity?

3:40-5:00

Keith Wiley, Housing Assistance Council

Exploring the High Poverty Rural Southeast

3:40-5:00

Jing Li, Rice University; Isao Takei, Nihon University

Homeownership and Residential Density Among Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans

Breakout Session 8: Using the ACS for Model-Based Estimates

3:40-5:00

Chris Clifton and Shawn Merrill, Purdue University; Eric Hanson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Keith Merrill, Brandeis University

Issues, and Solutions, to Providing Formal Privacy for ACS

3:40-5:00

David Folch, Northern Arizona University; Seth Spielman, University of Colorado Boulder

Approaches for Computing Margins of Error for User Defined Variables Based on the American Community Survey

3:40-5:00

Corey Sparks, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Uncertainty in Life Expectancy in Small Areas When Using ACS Population Estimates

3:40-5:00

Joseph Tuccillo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Jessica Moehl, Research Scientist in Human Geography

Toward an Individual-Oriented Geodemographic Classification of United States Neighborhoods

Adjourn

5:00

 

 


THURSDAY, MAY 20

Session

Time (EDT)

Presenter(s)

Title of Presentation

Breakout Session 9a: Census Bureau Applications of ACS Data

11:00-11:40

Laquitta Walker, U.S. Census Bureau

Same-Sex Couple Households: 2019

11:00-11:40

R. Chase Sawyer, U.S. Census Bureau

People and Households Represented in Each American Community Survey Data Collection Mode

Breakout Session 9b: Using the ACS to Measure Income and Employment

11:40-12:20

David Gibson, Vocational Economics, Inc.

Use of ACS to Determine Variance in Earnings Growth by Education Level

11:40-12:20

Daniel Galpern, Samantha Joseph, Zachary Fusfeld, Felice Le-Scherban, and Amy Carroll-Scott, Drexel University School of Public Health

Assessing Racial and Economic Disparities among Philadelphia’s Essential Workers using ACS PUMS Data

Breakout Session 10a: Using the ACS to Measure Trends Over Time

11:00-11:40

Joel Alvarez, Joseph J. Salvo, and Erica L. Maurer, NYC City Planning

The American Community Survey’s Place in 2020 and Beyond: An Approach to Reconciling Small Area ACS Data With 2020 Census Geographies

11:00-11:40

Douglas Hillmer, Self-Employed

Where Are Things Changing: Finding Trends in ACS Data

Breakout Session 10b: Using ACS Data for Journalism

11:40-12:20

Jeff South, Virginia Commonwealth University; John Finn, Christopher Newport University; Ryan Murphy, Virginian-Pilot

How Journalists Mine the ACS to Tell Data-Driven Stories

11:40-12:20

Andrew Beveridge, Queens College and Grad Center CUNY; Ford Fessenden, Weiyi Cai, Haeyoun Park, Derek Watkins, Lauren Leatherby, Richard Oppel, Jugal Patel, and Susan Weber, New York Times

Using the ACS to Help Discover and Contextualize Important Social Trends

Break

12:20-1:00

 

 

Plenary Session

1:00-2:30

Rolando Rodriguez, Zach Whitman, and Mark Asiala, U.S. Census Bureau

Disclosure Avoidance and the ACS; Data Dissemination at the Census Bureau; 2020 ACS Data Products

Break

2:30-2:40

 

 

Breakout Session 11: Policy Applications Based on ACS Data

2:40-4:00

Julien Leider, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago; Jamie F. Chriqui, Division of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago

Zoning and Complete Streets Policies and Active Travel to Work

2:40-4:00

Kelly Dwyer, Linda Giannarelli, Sarah Minton, Silke Taylor, and Ilham Dehry, Urban Institute

CCDF Eligibility in Wisconsin, Statewide and in Substate Areas: A Microsimulation Analysis

2:40-4:00

Dory Thrasher and Erica J. Mullen, New York City Department of Social Services, Office of Evaluation and Research

New York City’s SNAP Participation Rate

Breakout Session 12: Using the ACS to Study Racial/Ethnic Subgroups

2:40-4:00

Pei Yang Hsieh, Taylor Lampe, Alexander Chen, Ben R. Spoer, Lorna Thorpe, and Marc Gourevitch, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Miriam Gofine, Vilcek Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, NYU Langone Health

Mapping Census Tract-Level Age and Racial/Ethnic Breakdown on the City Health Dashboard Using American Community Survey Data

2:40-4:00

Matthew Berman, University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research; Ruoqing Wang-Cendejas, University of Southern California

Rural-Urban Migration of Alaska Native Peoples: Changing Patterns and Causes

2:40-4:00

Jeanne Gobalet, Shelley Lapkoff, and Robin Merrill, Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc.

All Asians are Not Alike: Using ACS and Administrative Data Estimates of Asian Subgroups in Political Redistricting

Adjourn

4:00