The Association of Public Data Users is a group
of users users and producers of federal data
that works together to improve the quality,
accessibility, and usefulness of federal
data. This group will be having its 2006
Conference in Alexandria, Virginia during
October. The conference is described below and
a copy of the conference brochure and registration form is attached.
APDU 2006 Annual Conference
Navigating Rivers of Data
Thurs., October 5 Fri., October 6, 2006
Embassy Suites Hotel
Alexandria Old Town, Virginia
Tues., Sept. 5 -- deadline for hotel reservations at conference rate
Fri., Sept. 15 deadline for conference registration at the reduced rate
The annual conference of the Association of
Public Data Users offers a collegial forum for
data users, producers and intermediaries to
exchange information, share perspectives on data
and public policy issues, and explore critical
data sources and user applications.
Over two days of plenary sessions, APDU 2006
attendees will hear from noted speakers on a
range of factors influencing the collection,
availability and application of public data.
Join us for updates on federal executive and
legislative activities, the latest information
on Census 2010 planning and the American
Community Survey, overviews of pertinent and
innovative data collections, and much more!
For session and speaker information and updates,
Register before Sept. 15, and enjoy the entire
conference at the reduced rate of $350 for APDU
members, $450 for non-members. Thats a savings
of $25 from the rate in effect after the 15th.
Fees include all sessions, lunches, breaks, reception and conference materials.
Download registration forms at
This years conference venue is the Embassy
Suites Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria
Old Town, Va. (703-684-5900) located across from
the King Street metro station. Room rates are
$199/night, plus tax. Make your reservations by
Sept. 5, and mention you are associated with APDU.
For more information, see
Contact Patricia Becker, APDU Administrator,
Association of Public Data Users
c/o APB Associates
28300 Franklin Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034-1657
Patricia C. (Patty) Becker 248/354-6520
APB Associates/SEMCC FAX 248/354-6645
28300 Franklin Rd Home 248/355-2428
Southfield, MI 48034 pbecker(a)umich.edu