CE Is Coming to Your Town!

Meeting with users of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) data is important to the CE program. Whether you use tables or microdata, we value your comments, and the opportunity to answer questions or otherwise assist you in using the data.

This page shows conferences at which CE staff from the National Office in Washington, DC, will be presenting. You may be interested in attending them, or in arranging for a CE staff member to visit your organization to deliver a formal presentation or attend a one-on-one meeting. Please note that neither the CE program nor the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is affiliated with the sponsors of these events. In addition, there usually are registration fees associated with these events. However, none of these fees is paid to the CE program or the BLS.

If you would like to contact the CE staff about these or other matters, please use any of the methods below to contact the CE National Office. Inquiries should include your name, and phone number, fax number, mailing address, or e-mail address, along with a brief message.

This page will be updated periodically, as new information becomes available. Travel plans for CE staff can change subject to budget.

Disclaimer: The authors of some of these studies and presentations are not affiliated with BLS. This information is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement.
Participation at these conferences is subject to the status of the BLS budget.

Webinar

Please see the archives for a list of Webinars.

Northeast

There are no presentations currently planned for the Northeast.

Please see the archives for a list of events that took place in the Northeast.

Midwest

Cincinnati, OH

Midwest Economic Association (MEA)
March 31-April 2, 2017
Website: http://mea.grinnell.edu/
Conference Program: http://mea.grinnell.edu/sites/default/files/Preliminary%20Program%202-20.pdf
Registration: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1756056-4MQgflJohz (online);
http://mea.grinnell.edu/sites/default/files/Registration%20Form%20mail-in%202017.pdf (mail-in)

Session Information:
Title: "Families, Food, and Fledglings: Works in Progress Using Consumer Expenditure Survey Data"
Number in program: Session 2E
Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Location: Westin Cincinnati, Taft Ballroom II

Presentation:

1. Trade-offs in Parental Spending on Children: Apparel vs Education.
Arcenis Rojas (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
2. Household Food Budgets and the Demand for Restaurant Dining.
Taylor Wilson (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
3. Food Stamp Participation* and Food Expenditure Patterns through the Great Recession: United States and the New York Metropolitan Area.
Cynthia Gillham (National University of Singapore)
Donka Mirtcheva (The College of New Jersey)
Lisa Boily (Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York-New Jersey Information Office)
Geoffrey Paulin, presenting author (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
4. The New Generation Gap: Comparing Economic Status of Pre-Recession Millennials to Post-Recession 'September 11ths' (Preliminary Analysis).
Geoffrey Paulin (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

*The Food Stamp Program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, effective in October 2008. However, the first data analyzed in this study were collected in 2006. Therefore, the term "Food stamp" is used in the title.

NOTE: This session includes a paper co-authored with staff of the BLS New York-New Jersey Information Office. This co-author can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the New York-New Jersey Information Office, or another regional information office, please see the link to the BLS Regional Information Offices at the bottom of this page.

Please see the archives for a list of events that took place in the Midwest.

South

There are no presentations currently planned for the South.

Please see the archives for a list of events that took place in the South.

West

Albuquerque, NM

American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
April 21-23, 2017
Website:http://www.consumerinterests.org/
Conference Program:https://acciconference2017.sched.com/
Registration:https://acci.memberclicks.net/conference-2017

Session 1:
Title: "Families, Food, and Fledglings: Works in Progress Using Consumer Expenditure Survey Data"
Number in program: C41
Date: April 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Uptown, Baldwin

Presentation:

1. Trade-offs in Parental Spending on Children: Apparel vs Education.
Arcenis Rojas (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
2. Household Food Budgets and the Demand for Restaurant Dining.
Taylor Wilson (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
3. Food Stamp Participation* and Food Expenditure Patterns through the Great Recession: United States and the New York Metropolitan Area.
Cynthia Gillham (National University of Singapore)
Donka Mirtcheva (The College of New Jersey)
Lisa Boily (Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York-New Jersey Information Office)
Geoffrey Paulin, presenting author (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
4. The New Generation Gap: Comparing Economic Status of Pre-Recession Millennials to Post-Recession 'September 11ths' (Preliminary Analysis).
Geoffrey Paulin (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

*The Food Stamp Program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, effective in October 2008. However, the first data analyzed in this study were collected in 2006. Therefore, the term "Food stamp" is used in the title.

NOTE: This session includes a paper co-authored with staff of the BLS New York-New Jersey Information Office. This co-author can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the New York-New Jersey Information Office, or another regional information office, please see the link to the BLS Regional Information Offices at the bottom of this page.

Session 2: "Panel on Data Sets"
Number in program General Session 5 (Closing)
Date: April 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Uptown, Baldwin

Panelist: Geoffrey Paulin (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Overview: The panel will consist of experts from selected Federal programs that provide publicly available data (tabular and microdata). The panelists will describe basic information about the programs and data sets they represent, and will then discuss (with each other and the audience) similarities, differences, and other facets of the data. The ACCI Board invited panelists from programs expected to be of great interest to its attendees (consumer researchers; extension staff; financial planners, advisors, and educators; etc.).

Please see the archives for a list of events that took place in the West.

For more information on regional CE data, please contact your local BLS Regional Information Offices.

If you have questions, please contact the CE National Office Staff.

Information on past events is also available.

 

Last Modified Date: March 07, 2017