2019 ACS DATA USERS CONFERENCE (#ACSConf19)

American University Washington College of Law
May 14-15, Washington, DC

REGISTRATION
Registration is open for the 2019 ACS Data Users Conference! The conference will be held on May 14-15, 2019 at the American University (AU) Washington College of Law Yuma Building located at 4100 Yuma Street NW in Washington, DC (a five-minute walk from the Tenleytown-AU Metro station). Space at the Conference is limited and registration is on a first come/first served basis. There is no registration fee for the Conference, but participants are responsible for covering their own expenses, including travel, hotel, and meals. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 3rd. Click on the button below to register for the Conference.

Eventbrite - 2019 ACS Data Users Conference (#ACSConf19)

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is organizing the conference in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with guidance from an ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee. We have put together an exciting program that brings together more than 55 contributed presentations by ACS data users, invited sessions with Census Bureau staff, a new lightning session, and opportunities for networking. The Conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 14 with presentations by several Census Bureau senior executives, including Steven Dillingham, Director of the Census Bureau. The conference will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 15.

Session topics will include: 

  • ACS Resources and Tools
  • Using the ACS to Study Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Variations in Health
  • ACS Data for Rural and Tribal Communities
  • Combining ACS With Other Survey or Administrative Data
  • Developing Estimates and Projections Using ACS Data
  • Using the ACS to Analyze Poverty and Income
  • Using ACS Data to Measure Disparities in Internet Access
  • Using ACS Data in the Classroom
  • Measuring ACS Data Quality
  • Innovative Uses of the ACS for Housing Analyses
  • Lightning Session (NEW)
  • Advanced Tools Using ACS Data
  • Aggregating ACS Data for User-Defined Areas
  • Innovative Health Applications with ACS Data
  • Dissemination of ACS Data

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the nearby Courtyard Bethesda Chevy Chase at a special conference rate of $159, so please book early to ensure your reservation through this link. The deadline for booking hotel rooms at the group rate is April 12. The Courtyard Bethesda Chevy Chase is located at 5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD and is a four-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro station and one Metro stop from the Tenleytown-AU station. The Courtyard hotel offers free high-speed internet for all guests. 

DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE

By Metro: Take the Red Line to Tenleytown/AU Metro Station. At the top of the first escalator bear right to take the next escalator to the street level. This will bring you to Wisconsin Avenue next to Best Buy entrance. Turn right and walk down Wisconsin Avenue, cross Albemarle Street, and walk one block to Tenley Circle. At the circle, (St. Ann’s Church on your right) take a right onto Yuma Street and the law school will on your left (address is 4100 Yuma Street). 

By Car: In accordance with the university's Good Neighbor Parking Policy, visitors to the law school may not park in residential streets surrounding the campus, including at parking meters.

Parking: The entrance to the AU Washington College of Law Building Parking is on 4300 Nebraska Avenue. Anyone parking should drive to the end of either P1 or P2 level, take the bank of elevators marked Yuma, come up to the Terrace Level, make an immediate left and Claudio Grossman Hall is in front of you. Please ensure you have entered information into the parking machines in each elevator lobby.
A special daily rate for conference guests of $8.00 for daily garage parking is available (standard rate is $16.00/day). We will provide a discount code and parking instructions two weeks in advance of the event start date.

By Uber/Taxi: Please instruct the driver to drop you off at 4100 Yuma St. NW.