23rd Annual NM Data Users Conference (2021)

November 29- December 3 

This year we will again hold the conference virtually and again the conference will be free. We will have 15 Sessions over the 5 days.  Plan to attend as many of the sessions as you want or all of them! We have many fine speakers lined up.  PowerPoints and Recordings will be added to this page as they become available. The video recordings are on the UNMBBER YouTube channel.

November 29

1) Morning Session:  Welcome and Notes on Redistricting

Suzan Reagan, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research - Presentation PDF

Thomas Morton, Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office. - Presentation PDF

2)  Afternoon Session 1:      

The New Mexico Economy: Recent History and Outlook (Michael O’Donnell, Acting Director, UNM- Bureau of Business and Economic Research) - Video | Presentation PDF

3) Afternoon Session 2: 

Labor Market Information (Rachel Moskowitz, Bureau Chief ER&A, NM Department of Workforce Solutions)VideoPresentation PDF

November 30

4 ) Morning Session: 10:30-11:45 

Small Business & Household Pulse Surveys  (Colin Shevlin, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau ; Kathryn Bonney, Economic Management Division U.S. Census Bureau & Jason Fields Demographic Programs, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau)Video

5) Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:15     

Evaluating Census & NM Population Estimates and Projections

Robert Rhatigan, UNM Geospatial Population Studies - Video Evaluating Census

Jacqueline A. Miller, UNM Geospatial Population Studies - Video Population Estimates 


 6) Afternoon Session: 3:00-4:15

Tribal Area Data Access; Census Data - Advanced (Amadeo Shije, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau) – Video 

December 1

7) Morning Session: 10:30-11:45 

Visualizing scientific data (Erik Barry Erhardt, PhD, Associate Professor of Statistics, Universty of New Mexico) –  Video

8) Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:15     

Census Data Access Data.Census.Gov (KaNin Reese, Dissemination Outreach Branch, US Census Bureau) – Video | Presentation PDF

9) Afternoon Session: 3:00-4:15

NM Human Services Data (Alex Castillo Smith; Manager, Strategic Planning & Special Projects Office of the Secretary Human Services Department) – Video Presentation PDF

December 2

10) Morning Session: 10:30-11:45 

Census Bureau Economic Data (Andy Hait, Economic Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau)  - Video

11) Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:15     

Geography for Urban and Rural Areas (Jennifer Zanoni, Geography Bureau, U.S. Census Bureau) - The definition of what is Urban or Rural has changed over Census. The definition of Rural areas is even different accross Federal Agencies. All people interested in Census Geography and  GIS should attend and ask your questions. Video

12) Afternoon Session: 3:00-4:15

Mapping New Mexico data - RGIS Socioeconomic Tool (Sarun Luitel, BBER & Suzan Reagan, BBER) – Video | PowerPoint PDF

December 3

13) Morning Session: 10:30-11:45 

Updates on Disclosure Avoidance (Michael B Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy, U.S. Census Bureau) - Update on how Differintial Privacy is being developed. What it is, what it isn't, and how the methodoloy has progressed for 2020 Decennial Census. Aimed at a non-technical audience.  Video

14) Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 2:15     

Affiliates Meeting and Workshop (Ryan Eustice, Economic Development Department; Suzan Reagan, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, KaNin Reese, Dissemination Outreach Branch, US Census Bureau) - This session is aimed at the NM State Data Center Affiliates. KaNin Reese will do MDAT and answer your questions on how to recode variables for your research project. We will also catch up with all the important news and happenings both nationally and locally and review what the Decennial workflow looks like and how to prepare for the next decade.   MDAT Video

15) Afternoon Session: 3:00 - 4:15

Networking! Light discussion on Census data and recent news (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. The discussion will include tips and tricks of data access not covered in other sessions.

Plan on a Data Filled Week!

 Register Today. 

Any questions please contact Suzan Reagan sreagan@unm.edu