Southern
Demographic
Association

Since 1970, the Southern Demographic Association has hosted an annual meeting each fall, usually in October. The SDA meeting provides a friendly venue for people to present academic and applied demographic research, to discuss and learn about population issues, and to meet others with common interests.

2020    save the date! SDA's 50th anniversary will be October 14-16, 2020 in Knoxville, TN

2019    New Orleans, LA - Register Now!

2018    Durham, NC

2017    Morgantown, WV

2016    Athens, GA

2015    San Antonio, TX

2014    Memphis, TN

2013     Montgomery, AL

2012     Williamsburg, VA

2011     Tallahassee, FL

2010     Knoxville, TN

2009     Galveston, TX

2008     Greenville, SC

2007     Birmingham, AL

2006     Durham, NC

2005     Oxford, MS

2004     Hilton Head Island, SC

2003     Alexandria, VA

2002     Austin, TX

2001     Miami Beach, FL

2000     New Orleans, LA

1999     San Antonio, TX

1998     Annapolis, MD

1997     Orlando, FL

1996     Memphis, TN

1995     Richmond, VA

1994     Atlanta, GA

1993     New Orleans, LA

1992     Charleston, SC

1991     Jacksonville, FL

1990     Louisville, KY

1989     Durham, NC

1988     San Antonio, TX

1987     Atlanta, GA

1986     Baltimore, MD

1985     Austin, TX

1984     Orlando, FL

1983     Chattanooga, TN

1982     Greensboro, NC

1981     Little Rock, AR

1980     Tallahassee, FL

1979     Myrtle Beach, SC

1978     San Antonio, TX

1977     Virginia Beach, VA

1976     New Orleans, LA

1975     Atlanta, GA

1974     Atlanta, GA

1973     Oak Ridge, TN

1972     Oak Ridge, TN

1971     Oak Ridge, TN

1970     Oak Ridge, TN


Upcoming Events

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
    Register

    The 2019 SDA annual meeting will take place from Wednesday, October 23 to Friday, October 25 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center. Reserve a room at the Marriott at the pre-conference rate by September 23: https://book.passkey.com/event/49930536/owner/22799/home

    We will hold a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, October 23rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. CST. The workshop will provide tutorials and hands-on training in accessing American Community Survey data from data.census.gov and the Census Bureau's API. This workshop is free for individuals attending the SDA meeting. When you register for the meeting, you will be able to register for the pre-conference workshop as well.

    Luncheon Plenary Sessions
    When you register, you are able to select one (or both, for an additional $25) luncheon plenaries to attend.

    Thursday, October 24th

    2020 and Beyond: Key Developments and New Initiatives at the U.S. Census Bureau, Victoria Velkoff, Associate Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau

    Friday, October 25th

    Health and Demographic Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: The KATRINA@10 Program - With a Special Focus on Vietnamese-Americans, Mark J. VanLandingham, Director, Center for Studies of Displaced Populations, Tulane University


    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
    Register

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to access American Community Survey (ACS) data using two tools: the new data.census.gov platform and the Census Bureau's Application Programming Interface (API). In the first half of the workshop, experts from the Census Bureau will provide an overview of data.census.gov, which is replacing American FactFinder. Participants will learn how to use the system to query data for specific subjects or tables and how to use advanced query features to extract data for multiple geographies. The second half of the workshop will focus on how to access the API, how to identify ACS variables and geographies to build queries, and where to find additional resources.

    In addition to the tutorials, participants will have time to work through hands-on exercises—both on data.census.gov and the API—with support from technical experts.

    Participants should bring a laptop or tablet to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.

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