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APDU'99 Annual Meeting

APDU'99: 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Public Data Users,
will be held October 24-27, 1999.  The location is the Holiday Inn Hotel &
Suites, Historic District Alexandria, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA  22314.  This year's theme is "Responsible Data Use: Protecting the Future of Public

A preliminary program, accommodations, and registration information is
available via the APDU homepage ( in the section
"What We Do."  Note that the cutoff for hotel reservations at the
conference rate is Friday October 8 and the cutoff for receiving a reduced
conference registration fee is Tuesday October 5.  Individuals who normally
receive a printed conference brochure should have already received those
materials.  For information on joining APDU or further information about the
conference, contact: Teresa Hall Allen / [log in to unmask], phone:

APDU was founded in 1976 to serve the users, producers and
disseminators of government statistical data by assisting users in the
identification and application of public data; establishing communication
linkages between data producers and users; and bringing the perspectives
and concerns of public data users to bear on issues of government
information and statistical policy. APDU consists of representatives from
many academic, governmental, commercial and private sectors.

Some APDU'99 conference highlights include keynote speaker Ken
Prewitt, Director, Bureau of the Census; and sessions on statistical literacy,
public policy perspectives on the year 2000 Census, public access to
scientific data (revisions to OMB Circular A-110), the impact of welfare
reform legislation on states, electronic products from the 2000 Census, and
intensive hands-on roundtable sessions on the American Community
Survey, UNICON's CPS applications, promoting statistical policy, and PDQ-

This year's conference co-chairs are Lisa Neidert of the University of
Michigan ([log in to unmask]) and Steve Dienstfrey of Schulman, Ronca &
Bucuvalas, Inc.([log in to unmask]).  We look forward to seeing you at