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Meetings and Workshops

The Demographic Research Unit (DRU) regularly conducts meetings and workshops for researchers and program planners interested in census and demographic data. Below you will find the agendas, handouts, and presentations for these meetings. To receive notices on future workshops, subscribe to the Demographic Research Mailing List (listserv.dof.ca.gov).

2015 Annual State Data Center Network Meeting - October 8, 2015

  • Meeting Agenda (.pdf, <1 MB) and Speaker Biographies (.pdf, <1 MB)
  • Geographic Programs Update (Geography Support System Initiative (GSS-I) , Local Update of Census Addresses Program (LUCA), Redistricting Data Program, Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)) - Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Decennial Update (Research and Testing) - James Christy, U.S. Census Bureau
  • American Community Survey Update (Content Review, American FactFinder Replacement, Microdata Analysis System (MAS)) - Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Challenges with Enumerating Group Quarters (.pdf, <1 MB) (College Group Quarters, Jails (State Prison Realignment)) - Doug Kuczynski, Estimates, Demographic Research Unit
  • Population Projections (.pdf, <1 MB) (Current Data Series, Review of Data Sources and Methods) - Ethan Sharygin, Projections, Demographic Research Unit

2014 Annual State Data Center Network Meeting - September 10-11, 2014

2013 Annual State Data Center Network Meeting - June 26-27, 2013

Using Data from the American Community Survey and Finding It on American FactFinder - June 1, 2012

2012 Annual State Data Center Network Meeting - May 30-31, 2012

Population Projections Planning Meeting - May 8, 2012

2011 Annual State Data Center Network Meeting - March 15, 2011


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