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Stats for America Conference


Stats for America Conference

The public data produced by the federal government has a uniquely important role to play in understanding the issues that impact our nation. But in a world that’s become flush with data:

What are the unique advantages of these public data assets?

How can journalists, researchers, and communications professional find and use these assets?

What are the statistical agencies doing to make their data more accessible?

How can federal agencies go beyond publishing their data to help journalists and researchers make the most of the high quality and essential data they release?

The outcomes of the workshop will address the needs of both the producers and users of federal statistics. This forum will explore:

Innovations in the presentation of information

The data and services available from federal agencies for journalists, analysts, and other researchers

Uses Federal Statistics that promotes transparency and trust

The needs and concerns of data users

This event will feature panel discussions between users and producers, demonstrations of data presentation, an interactive exhibition for media and agencies to interact, and discussion of current issues relating to federal statistics. All will learn what is available, what is new, and where to get the best information.

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9:00 – 9:15                  Welcoming Remarks: The Importance of Federal Data                           

9:15 - 10:00               Session I: The State of Federal Statistics - Meeting Challenges to Federal Data in the 21st Century

10:00 - 10:45             Session II: Government Data and the Public Trust 

10:45 - 11:00              Break

11:00 - 11:45              Session III: Translating Federal Data into Compelling Stories

11:45 -1:45                 Lunch and Exhibits by Federal Statistical Agencies

Information Specialists from Federal Statistical Agencies will be available to field questions about communications outreach and demonstrate data resources during lunch period.  Lunch will be served in the Atrium.

1:45 -2:45                  Session IV: Beyond Publishing - What Federal Statistical Agencies are doing to make their data more accessible

2:45 – 3:45                  Session V: Data Visualization: Helping your audiences understand data

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