Friday, January 3, 2014

You're Invited | TCRG Event: Andi Egbert + Joan Naymark on American Community Survey

For all you data geeks out there who can't get enough of the Census, join the Twin Cities Research Group at their next brown bag lunch: Census ACS: A fabulous and formidable data source. Bring your lunch, your best questions about the American Community Survey (ACS), and a hearty appetite for learning!

TCRG Brown Bag Speaker Series 2014:
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for the event if you plan to attend.

Topic: Census ACS: A fabulous and formidable data source.

For many researchers and planners, the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) is the go-to data resource for understanding characteristics and trends, especially for small geographies or groups. Yet for all of its power and scope, the ACS can be a challenging friend. Andi Egbert of the MN State Demographic Center will talk about new offerings in the most recent ACS release, tips and tricky scenarios, and data access tools outside of American FactFinder.

Bonus! Joan Naymark of Minnesotans for the American Community Survey will give an update about the political and funding outlook for Census data, and discuss why it's critical to support the ACS in our interactions with policymakers and the public.

More information can be found at

Featured Speakers: Andi Egbert is senior research analyst at MN State Demographic Center; Joan Naymark is director of Minnesotans for the American Community Survey.

Where: Wilder Foundation, Room 2610
451 Lexington Parkway (at University Ave), Saint Paul, MN 55104
A map with the meeting's location is at

Event is FREE. Wilder's parking ramp is FREE. Bring your own brown bag lunch.

As always, we will finish the hour with a discussion and Q+A. Join us to participate with your ideas and questions.

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