The Data Bank at The University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is focusing on the 2020 Census in its upcoming N.M. Data Users Conference.

The 21st annual event takes place Thursday, Nov. 14, at the CNM Workforce Training Center.

The Data Users Conference is New Mexico’s premier forum for both beginning and professional data users in the state and surrounding areas. It is a valued learning experience for private businesses, government agencies, service organizations, information providers, researchers and students all across New Mexico. This year’s conference will feature presentation topics including:

  • News from U.S. Census Bureau on 2020 preparations (an update on Complete Count Committees)
  • New data tools from the Census Bureau
  • NM Population Estimates and Projections (Robert Rhatigan of UNM Geospatial Population Studies on annual population estimates and projections for New Mexico)
  • Differential Privacy
  • The New Mexico Economy (BBER’s director, Jeff Mitchell, will present a review of New Mexico's recent economic performance and a short-term economic outlook over lunch)

Breakout Sessions will cover more specific topics in small groups including:

  • Economic Census
  • – The NEW way to access Census Data
  • Data on a Deadline: An Interactive Workshop for Journalists
  • Census Stats in Schools
  • Broadband & ACS Statistics

Registration is open and includes conference materials, breakfast, beverage breaks, and a buffet lunch. There are three pricing levels:

  • Early Registration before Oct. 1                           $65 per person
  • Regular Registration Oct. 1 – Nov. 4                    $75 per person
  • Late Registration Nov. 5  – 14                              $85 per person 

For more information, a complete conference schedule, and registration, click here. BBER Data Bank can also be reached at (505) 277-3038 or by emailing Suzan Reagan.