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US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Washington, DC 20212

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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, an interactive exhibition for media and agencies, 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.

**To register groups of 10 or more, please reach out to COPAFS@COPAFS.ORG


For the most up to date speaker list, visit our Agenda here.

Program

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

9:15 - 10:15 Session I: What’s Changing and Improving in Federal Statistics

10:15 – 11:15 Session II: Keeping Federal Statistics from becoming “Fake News”

11:15 --11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session III: How you can use Federal Statistics on Deadline

12:30 – 2:30 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.

2:30 – 3:30 Session IV: The Open Data Movement meets Federal Statistics

3:30 – 4:30 Session V: What would Edward Tufte say about the Charts and Graphs coming out of Washington


SPECIAL THANKS TO SPONSORS WESTAT & THE WASHINGTON STATISTICAL SOCIETY

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