This year we will hold the conference virtually due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions. There is no fee this year. This virtural format will give attendees the opportunity to take in more sessions!
Each of the sessions will be individual webinars that are about 1 hour and 15 minutes long. The sessions will be held throughout the week. Some of the sessions will be held on Zoom while others will be hosted on the Census Bureau's WebEx platform.
Nov. 16 Afternoon Session (1:30 - 2:45 p.m.) New Mexico Census 2020 Response and NM Population Estimates Robert Rhatigan, UNM Geospatial Population Studies; Jacqueline A. Miller, UNM Geospatial Population Studies
The UNM GPS Department has been working with various 2020 Census programs and will supply an update as we head into the next phase. The UNM GPS Department wil also share the annual population estimates and tri-annual population projections it produces for the state of NM. Accessible through Zoom.
Nov. 16Late Afternoon (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.) Tribal Area Data Access: Advanced Census Data Susana Privett,Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
This will be a live demonstration using Data.Census.gov on finding Tribal Area data. Aimed at building skills in locating non-typical geographies and understanding the data programs that produce the tabulations for them. Accessible through Zoom.
Nov. 17 Morning Session (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) Economic Census Data & Tools for Businesses Andy Hait, Economic Census, US Census Bureau
This presentation will provide a summary of the business data available from the Census Bureau. It will also provide an update on the 2017 Economic Census data releases and an interactive dive into the latest Census tools to access these business data.Via WebEx.
Nov. 17 Afternoon Session (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.) Census Data Basics: How to find data Susana Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
This will be a live demonstration on finding data from different programs on the U.S. Census Bureau website. If you are new to using Census data or need a refresher, this is the session for you. Accessible through Zoom.
Nov. 18Morning Session (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) 2020 Census Geography: What’s Changed and What’s Stayed the Same Mike Ratcliff, Geography Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau
Have you wondered how many census tracts there will be for the 2020 Census? How many of other kinds of geographic areas? And, what about changes to geographic area concepts and criteria? In this presentation, we’ll look at the variety of changes that have occurred (or not occurred), changes that will be proposed (for instance, to urban area criteria), and what to expect when 2020 census geographic areas are released for New Mexico and the nation as a whole. Accessible through WebEx.
Nov. 18Afternoon Session (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.) Local Employment Dynamics Earlene Dowell, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau
The Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership provides data about jobs, location, industry, and more. The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program produces many workforce data sets including the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO), which is available at https://lehd.ces.census.gov/. Microdata is a set of individual responses to the American Community Survey that have been anonymized. Why should microdata matter to you? Because it can be used to create custom tables about population and households in combinations that are not found in data.census.gov pre-compiled tables. Via WebEx.
Nov. 19Morning Session (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) Microdata Analysis (MDAT) on data.census.gov KaNin Reese, Dissemination Outreach Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Microdata is a set of individual responses to the American Community Survey that have been anonymized. Why should microdata matter to you? Because it can be used to create custom tables about population and households in combinations that are not found in data.census.gov pre-compiled tables. Researches will find this most useful! Via WebEx.
Nov. 19AfternoonSession (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.) Differential Privacy: Updates on Disclosure Avoidance and How It Will Effect 2020 Census Data Michael B Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy, U.S. Census Bureau
Facing the growing threat of re-identification of Census respondences, Differential Privacy is being developed. This session explains what it is, what it isn't, and how the methodoloy has progressed for 2020 Decennial Census. Aimed at a non-technical audience. Via WebEx.
Nov. 20 Morning Session (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) New Mexico Health Data: IBIS Lois Haggard,Community Epidemiology, New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (NM-IBIS) provides public access to health data, including birth and death data, health surveys, infectious diseases, and more. User-friendly web reports provide information on over 100 public health topics, including teen births, alcohol- and drug-related deaths, diabetes prevalence, physical activity, obesity and smoking. Learn what is available and how to use this important resource to get health information for the state, counties and communities. Accessible through Zoom.
Nov. 20Afternoon Session (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.) 2020 Census Debrief: NM State Data Center Affiliates Meeting Ryan Eustice, New Mexico Economic Development Department; Suzan Reagan, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
This session is aimed at the NM State Data Center Affiliates. However, all are welcome to attend and provide your view on how the 2020 Census self-response occurred in NM. We will review the Census 2020 operational plan and the different programs that happened throughout the decade leading up to the field operations this year. Our goal to have a plan to meet these Census programs head on for the 2030 Census. Accessible through Zoom.
Nov. 20Late Afternoon (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.) Data Networking Suzan Reagan, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
The NM Data Users Conference has always been about networking around NM Data. This session is an opportunity to meet the data user next door. Be prepared to discuss your experiences in working during COVID-19 and what data series you are using to track COVID-19 concerns. Accessible through Zoom.