This announcement is being distributed to a number of listservs. Please forgive duplication through cross-postings. ===================================== 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 Data?" A preliminary program, accommodations, and registration information is available via the APDU homepage (http://www.apdu.org) 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: (703)-807-2327 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- Explore. 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 APDU'99!