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EVENT AGENDA
Updated March 15, 2017

8:00 am                Registration Opens
                                
8:45 am                Welcome
                                Jay Schuler, ND Department of Commerce Commissioner

9:00 am              Demographic Data Analytics
                             
  Dr. David Flynn, University of North Dakota

This will be a session devoted to using demographic data to make business & policy decisions. The different topics include how to gather and interpret basic data, how to use the data in further analysis (e.g. projections), and how data fit into specific decision processes.
 

10:00 am             Lt. Governor Brent Sanford Remarks

10:30 am             Concurrent Sessions

  • Changes in North Dakota's Population - Kevin Iverson, North Dakota Department of Commerce - Census Office
  • The Well-Being of North Dakota's Youngest Generation - Karen Olson, North Dakota KIDS COUNT at North Dakota State University for Social Research
  • Population Projections and Housing Needs in North Dakota - Nancy Hodur, PhD, Center for Social Research Director at North Dakota State University
  • Improving North Dakota's Health - Kelly Nagel, Tracy Miller and Karen Ehrens, North Dakota Department of Health and Healthy ND
11:15 am             Concurrent Sessions
  • Labor Market Information - Stuart Wahl, Job Service North Dakota
  • Opportunities and Challenges for North Dakota's Women - Ina Cernusca, North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University Center for Social Research
  • Innovations in Accessing Data - Kim Davis, Census Bureau
  • Rural and Urban Health Data - Mandi-Leigh Peterson, UND Center for Rural Health

12:00 pm              Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm               Data and Strategy
                             
  Dr. Terry Dwelle, Pediatrician and Retired North Dakota State Health Officer

Dr. Dwelle will educate attendees on the basic concepts of health data collection and use as it relates to the business community. Attendees will learn how data can be used to develop wellness initiatives in employees that translates into productivity and profitability along with a few real life examples.

2:00 pm                Break

2:15 pm                Concurrent Sessions

  • Preparing your Community for Census 2020, Mark Hellfritz & Kim Davis, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Planning Using Demographic Data - Dr. David Flynn, University of North Dakota
  • Regional Philanthropy: A Demographic Overview and Lessons of High-Impact Giving - Dr. Jeremy Jackson, North Dakota State University & Scott Holdman, Impact Foundation
  • Emerging Issues in North Dakota and the Role of the Epidemiologist - Grace Njau, Mary Woinarowiez and Devaiah Muccatira, North Dakota Department of Health

3:00 pm                Roundtable Discussions
                               Three 20-minute discussions held in one hour.

4:00 pm                Closing Remarks

 

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