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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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Workshop Agenda and Participant List

AGENDA

Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey June 14–15, 2012 • Washington, DC
Room 100, Keck Center of the National Academies

 

DAY 1: Thursday, June 14, 2012

 
1:00pm

Call to Order

Linda Gage, Co-Chair; California Department of Finance

Ken Hodges, Co-Chair; Nielsen, Ithaca, NY

Brief Introduction of Workshop and Participants

1:15pm

A. How Will the American Community Survey (ACS) Help Us Plan Health Care and Transportation in the Future?

Moderator/Organizer: Joan Naymark, Independent Consultant, Minneapolis, MN

1:15

Kathleen Thiede Call, School of Public Health and State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota

1:30

James Stark, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

1:45

Richard Thomas, Center for Population Studies, University of Mississippi and Health and Performance Resources, Memphis, TN

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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2:00

Beth Jarosz, San Diego Association of Governments

2:15

Vincent Sanders, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Houston, TX

2:30pm

Break

 
2:45pm

B. How Will the ACS Help Us Respond to Disasters and Plan Social Services in the Future?

Moderator/Organizer: Richard Rathge, North Dakota State University

2:45

Linda Giannarelli, Urban Institute, Washington, DC

3:00

Amy Terpstra, Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance, Chicago

3:15

Allison Plyer, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

3:30

Russ Paulsen, American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC

3:45pm

C. ACS and the Media: Communicating Estimates (and Uncertainty) to the Public

Moderator/Organizer: Ken Hodges, Nielsen, Ithaca, NY

3:45

Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY

4:05

Ronald Campbell, The Orange County Register

4:25

Ford Fessenden, The New York Times

4:45pm

Floor Discussion for Day 1 Sessions

5:00pm

Adjourn Day 1

DAY 2: Friday, June 15, 2012

8:45am

Call to Order and Reintroduction to the Workshop

9:00am

D. The Burdens of the ACS: A Panel Discussion of Respondent Burden, Privacy/Confidentiality Concerns, and User Burden (“Opening Statements” of up to 10 minutes, plus discussion)

Moderator/Organizer: Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau

Ronald Fecso, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Warren Brown, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University

Barry Steinhardt, Friends of Privacy USA, Washington, DC

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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Kenneth Darga, Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, and Michigan State Demographer

Stephen Tordella, Decision Demographics, Arlington, VA

10:15am

Break

10:30am

E. State/Local/Tribal and Urban/Rural Uses of American Community Survey (ACS) Data

Moderator/Organizer: Richard Rathge, North Dakota State University

10:30

Susan Brower, Minnesota State Data Center, Department of Administration, St. Paul

10:45

Kathleen Miller, Rural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia

11:00

Steven Romalewski, CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, City University of New York

11:15

Lester Tsosie, Division of Economic Development, The Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ

11:30

Discussion Leader: Jacqueline Byers, National Association of Counties

11:45am

Working Lunch to continue discussion of presentations; third floor cafeteria

1:00pm

F. Business, Economic Development, and Data Aggregator Uses of ACS Data

Moderator/Organizer: Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership

1:00

Andrew Conrad, Business and Community Services and the Institute for Decision Making, University of Northern Iowa

1:15

Katie Genadek, IPUMS Project, University of Minnesota

1:30

Matthew Christenson, Acxiom Corporation, Little Rock, AR

1:45

Gad Levanon, The Conference Board, New York, NY

2:00

Cheryl Hayes, AIR Worldwide, Boston, MA

2:15

Discussion Leader: David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC

2:30pm

Break

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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3:00pm

G. Legal/Political and Social Equity Uses of ACS Data

Moderator/Organizer: Linda Gage, California Department of Finance

3:00

Kimball Brace, Election Data Services, Manassas, VA1

3:15

Joe Salvo and Peter Lobo, New York City Department of City Planning

3:30

Jeanne Gobalet, Lapkoff and Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc., Saratoga, CA

3:45

Andrew Beveridge, Social Explorer, Inc., Bronxville, NY, and Queens College and Graduate Center, Flushing, NY

4:00

Discussion Leader: Terri Ann Lowenthal, Funders Census Initiative and The Census Project

 
4:15pm

H. Wrapping Up: The Future of ACS Data, and Floor Discussion of Workshop Themes

Moderators: Linda Gage, California Department of Finance and Ken Hodges, Nielsen, Ithaca, NY

Steve Murdock, Department of Sociology and Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University

 
5:00pm

Planned Adjournment

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1Mr. Brace was unable to attend the workshop; accordingly, additional time was allotted to the discussion portion of the session.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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CONTRIBUTORS TO ACCOMPANYING VOLUME OF CASE STUDIES AND USER PROFILES

PATRICIA C. BECKER, APB Associates, Inc.

CHRIS BENNER, Geography Graduate Group and Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis

ANDREW G. BIGGS, American Enterprise Institute

THOMAS BRYAN, Bryan Geodemographics

RONALD CAMPBELL, The Orange County Register

ROSA CASTRO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

WON KIM COOK, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

A. RUPA DATTA, NORC at the University of Chicago

GENEVIEVE DUPUIS, Population Reference Bureau

NED ENGLISH, NORC at the University of Chicago

OWEN FURUSETH, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

NANCY GEMIGNANI, California State Census Data Center, Demographic Research Unit

ROBERT GEORGE, Chapin Hall Center for Children

MARK GOLDSTEIN, Maryland Department of Planning

RANDY GUSTAFSON, Tennessee State Data Center

JEFF HARDCASTLE, Nevada State Demographer

LESLEY HIRSCH, New York City Labor Market Information Service

GEORGE C. HOUGH, JR., Rice University

PATRICK JANKOWSKI, Greater Houston Partnership

BARBARA JOHN, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

DANIEL KASPRZYK, NORC at the University of Chicago

THOMAS LUDDEN, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MARK MATHER, Population Reference Bureau

MEG MERRICK, Portland State University

PETER A. MORRISON, RAND (retired)

KORY NORTHROP, Graduate Student in Environmental Studies, University of Oregon

BECKY PETTIT, University of Washington

ROSELLA PICADO, Parsons Brinckerhoff

PHILLIP REESE, The Sacramento Bee

PAUL REIM, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

IDANIA R. RODRÍGUEZ AYUSO, Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics

GUY ROUSSEAU, Atlanta Regional Commission

DAVID A. SWANSON, University of California, Riverside

BRYAN SYKES, DePaul University

JANE TRAYNHAM, Maryland State Data Center

LESTER TSOSIE, The Navajo Nation

QINGFANGWANG, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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KIRK WOLTER, NORC at the University of Chicago

DAVIDW. WONG, George Mason University

TING YAN, NORC at the University of Chicago

LAWRENCE YUN, National Association of Realtors

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We note with sadness the untimely passing of Randy Gustafson, director of the Tennessee State Data Center, on June 9, 2012—shortly after submitting his entry to our case study set and shortly before the workshop itself. He was an early and enthusiastic supporter of this workshop—among the first to reply to the steering committee’s canvass for interested ACS users and the first to agree to contribute a study.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Research Council. 2013. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18259.
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In June 2012, the Committee on National Statistics (sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau) convened a Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey (ACS)---the detailed demographic and economic survey that began full-scale data collection in 2005 and that replaced the traditional "long form" in the 2010 census. ACS data are used by numerous federal agencies to administer programs, yet the ACS only moved from abstraction to reality for most users in 2010, when the first ACS estimates for small areas (based on 5 years of collected data) were made available. Hence, the workshop marked the opportunity to develop a picture of the breadth of the nonfederal user base of the ACS---among them, the media, policy research and evaluation groups (that distill ACS results for the media and broader public), state and local agencies, businesses and economic development organizations, and local and regional planning authorities---and to gather information on users' experiences with the first full releases of ACS products.

In addition to covering innovative uses of the information now available on a continuous basis in the ACS, the workshop gave expression to the challenges and burdens associated with the survey: the time burden places on respondents, the challenges of explaining and interpreting estimates with increased levels of variability, and the privacy and confidentiality implications of some of the ACS content. Benefits, Burdens, and Prospects of the American Community Survey: Summary of a Workshop provides a factual summary of the workshop proceedings and hints at the contours of the ACS user constituency, providing important input to the ongoing review and refinement of the ACS program.

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