APDU Webinars

Webinars are a major part of APDU's training and professional development programming. Starting in 2014, APDU began partnering with government statistical agencies to offer the Public Data University webinar series, a robust mix of introductory, intermediate, and advanced training sessions, covering a range of topics and expertise.

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Supporting the Census & ACS: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building
March 2, 2016

The 2020 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) face significant challenges in Congress, and data users outside of the nation's capital often ask if there's anything they can do to support these seminal Census Bureau programs. In fact, state and local voices have a great deal of credibility and influence with members of Congress and can play a key role in educating lawmakers about the importance of census and ACS data and the benefits to communities "back home."

The Census Project, a diverse coalition of census and ACS stakeholders spanning virtually every economic and social sector, has produced a Toolkit to help state and local organizations build coalitions in support of an accurate census and comprehensive, reliable ACS. The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is partnering with The Census Project to unveil and explain the toolkit through this webinar.


  • Census Project Overview
    Phil Sparks, Co-Director, The Census Project
  • Presentation: "Supporting the Census and ACS: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building"
    Joan Naymark, Executive Director, MACS (Minnesotans for the American Community Survey)

Recordings and presentations for all past APDU webinars are available at http://members.apdu.org/webinars.

For more information about the Association of Public Data Users, including information about membership, please visit http://www.apdu.org/.