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2016 Montana Data User's Conference
Empowering Your Economy Through Information
September 14 & 15, 2016
301 South Park (Old Federal Building)


The Census & Economic Information Center (CEIC) at the Montana Department of Commerce is hosting a FREE Day and ½ Data User's Conference. The conference features hands-on workshops and presentations.

DAY 1 - Morning presentations and afternoon hands-on workshops
  • Opening Comments
  • Census Bureau Economic Programs: An Overview
  • Job Projections and Higher Education in Montana
  • Social Media - Digital Content Strategy
  • Lunch - on your own
  • Using Census Bureau Data for Business Development: Introducing Census Business Builder Hands on Training
  • American FactFinder Hands on Training
  • 8:00 am to 8:30 am
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • 10:15 am to 11:00 am
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
DAY 2 – Presentations and hands-on workshops
  • Using Health Data Hands-on Workshop
  • Data Roundtable Discussion
  • The Evolving Census Bureau - New and Updated Data Tools
  • The 2020 Census: A New Design for the 21st Century
  • Don’t Lose Money in 2020
  • Closing Comments
  • Quick Access to Community Economic Data Hands-on Workshop
  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • 10:15 am to 11:15 am
  • 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm
  • 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm


To reserve a spot in the workshops and presentations, please register HERE.

Attendees are responsible for all hotel accommodations, lunch, and dinners. A limited item continental breakfast each morning, plus beverages and snacks are provided.

The closest hotel is the Helena Holiday Inn (406-443-2200). The Holiday Inn is within walking distance to the Department of Commerce building.

Call (406) 841-2740 or email ceic.mt.gov for more information