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Generations expert Amy Lynch and national data experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville on August 21 to share information about the upcoming 2020 census.

Amy Lynch
Amy Lynch

The 2018 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m. August 21 at the UT Conference Center Building, 600 Henley Street.

The conference is free for attendees and provides instruction on the timely data available through the census and how government agencies, researchers, nonprofit organizations, emergency planners, entrepreneurs, and others can find it.

Information sessions will include reaching underreported communities, 2020 updates on census in-office canvassing and partnership, a local economic update, job-related data tools, and a census solutions workshop.

Lynch, the president and CEO of Generational Edge, is the keynote speaker and has spoken to audiences with organizations ranging from MTV and Mental Floss to Reynolds, Boeing, J&J, and the staff of the US Senate. She is a generational expert who will present on differences among generational attitudes and how to reach underreported communities.

“It is important to reach the hard-to-count communities, as an accurate and complete count of Tennessee’s population translates to federal dollars,” said Melissa Stefanini, director of the Tennessee State Data Center. “The distribution of $675 billion in federal funds is based on the 2020 census as well as the reapportionment of the House of Representatives and the redistricting of congressional and state legislative districts.”

The conference event will include breakfast, lunch, and complimentary parking for registered participants.

Registration is open through Friday, August 10. For registration, agenda, and other details, visit the 2018 Data Users Conference web page.

The Tennessee State Data Centeris a local partner to the Census Bureau. Its mission is to provide efficient access to census data and products, training, and technical assistance to data users; report feedback on data usability to the Census Bureau; and respond to state and local government data needs and operational issues.

It is housed within the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in UT’s Haslam College of Business.


Melissa Stefanini (865-974-6070,

Megan Boehnke (865-974-3242,