Schedule

THE 2009 PaSDC DATA USER CONFERENCE
 
September 10, 2009
 
Holiday Inn, Harrisburg/Hershey
 
 
  8:00 to 8:30 a.m.       Registration and Continental Breakfast
           
  8:30 to 8:45 a.m.       Welcome and Introductions
                                                Sue Copella, Pennsylvania State Data Center
           
  8:45 to 9:45 a.m.       Plenary Speaker
                                                American Community Survey Update and
                                                Plans for the Future
                                                            Susan Schechter, Chief,
                                                            American Community Survey Office,
                                                            U.S. Census Bureau
           
  9:45 to 10:15 a.m.     Break and Poster Sessions
           
10:15 to 11:00 a.m.     Concurrent Session I
                                                 Census Complete Count Committees:
                                                 A Local Perspective
                                                            Michael Golembiewski,
                                                            Berks County Planning Commission
                                                 Rural Pennsylvania's Population:
                                                 A Sixty-Year Perspective (1970-2030)
                                                            Jonathon Johnson, Center for Rural PA
                                                 The Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns
                                                            John Youngman, U.S. Census Bureau
                                                 Census 2010…What’s going on?
                                                            Barbara LaFleur and Lanette Swopes,
                                                            U.S. Census Bureau
           
11:00 to 11:15 a.m.     Break and Poster Sessions
           
11:15 to 12:00 a.m.     Concurrent Session II
                                                Visualization of Data on the Web:
                                                A history of our experience at DVRPC
                                                            Taghi Ozbeki and Elizabeth He,
                                                            Delaware Valley Regional Planning
                                                           Commission
                                               Using Data to Improve Performance
                                                in Human Services
                                                            Charles Tyrrell, DPW
                                               Demystifying the Consolidated Federal
                                               Funds Report
                                                            Kenneth Beatty and Scott Peterson,
                                                            U.S. Census Bureau
                                                The American Community Survey:
                                                What Data Users Need to Know
                                                            Kevin W. McCullough,
                                                            Pennsylvania State Data Center
           
12:10 to 1:10 p.m.       Lunch and Speaker Recognition
           
  1:15 to 2:15 p.m.       Keynote:
                                                Pennsylvania’s Economy: What’s Next?
                                                            Theodore Alter, Ph.D., Professor of 
                                                            Agricultural, Environmental, and
                                                            Regional Economics,
                                                            Penn State University
           
  2:15 to 2:30 p.m.       Break and Poster Sessions
           
  2:30 to 3:15 p.m.       Concurrent Session III
                                                Development of a Portal for Regional
                                                Sustainable Development
                                                            Brady Stroh, Center for Geospatial
                                                            Information and Sustainability

                                                The 2007 Economic Census
                                                            Laurie Torene, U.S. Census Bureau
                                                Census in the Schools
                                                            Beverly Roberts, U.S. Census Bureau
           
  3:15 to 3:30 p.m.       Break and Posters
           
  3:10 to 4:00 p.m.       Concurrent Session IV
                                                How to Design a Survey Instrument
                                                            Auden Thomas and Stephanie Wehnau,
                                                            Center for Survey Research
                                                Historic Census Data:  Where Can it Be?
                                                            Kathleen R. Hale,
                                                            Pennsylvania State Library
                                                The Kids Count Data Book
                                                            Sandy Moore, KIDS COUNT Director,
                                                            Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
                                                PaSDC Affiliate Roundtable
                                                            Sue Copella, Director, PaSDC
           
  4:00 p.m.       Collect Evaluation Forms
 
 

 


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