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Registration Instructions
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Most classes are limited to 25 participants, with spots allocated on a first-come basis. If the course is full, individuals will be added to a waiting list and notified of future sessions.

Registrants  who cancel with at least 14 days’ notice will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made with less than 14 days’ notice will not receive a refund. If the event is cancelled by the organizer, registrants can elect to transfer to a future class or receive a full refund.

October 26, 2017

Making Sense of the Census: Using Census Data to Guide Local Change
October 26, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Frontier at Research Triangle Park
800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Registration fee: $195/person: inclusive of all instructional fees and materials, along with morning coffee and snacks. Organizations interested in sending multiple people should e-mail to discuss group discounts. Enrolled university students also are eligible for a discounted rate; for information, e-mail

Course Summary
Public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and media organizations seeking to understand and better their communities are awash in data. These organizations are challenged to navigate a flood of facts and figures, determine the best ones to use, and communicate them effectively.

The richest sources of community-level demographic, economic, and housing data are those prepared by the US Census Bureau. Despite their richness, census products are complex and full of concepts that differ markedly from popular understandings. Fortunately, these concepts are accessible to any curious person—even someone with little prior exposure to statistics or quantitative methods. The key is having a good orientation, which is what this training course from South by North Strategies, Ltd. offers.

This daylong course will prepare people working in any capacity within mission-driven organizations to use census data to understand local conditions. The course offers a general overview of essential census products, concepts, and sources, along with hands-on opportunities to practice local applications. Special attention is paid to the American Community Survey.

The document embedded below provides detailed information about the course’s substance and logistics. Direct additional questions to

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