Bureau of Labor Statistics announces Consumer Expenditure Survey workshop and Survey Methods Symposium, set for June

The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) invites you, your colleagues, and students to attend the free 2015 CE Survey Methods Symposium and 10th annual Microdata Users’ Workshop being held in Washington, DC July 14–17, 2015.

 The July 14 CE Survey Methods Symposium is a half-day event to share information about recent findings and new projects in the CE’s survey methods program including updates about the Gemini Project to redesign the survey.

The July 15–17 CE Microdata Users’ Workshop provides a unique opportunity for CE data users to receive hands-on training and access to CE microdata experts. The workshop attracts academics, private sector researchers, and government professionals from all over the country and internationally. The agenda will include internal and external presenters chosen to enhance the learning experience. CE experts guide attendees through carefully crafted interactive practical training sessions. The structure and schedule of the three-day workshop provides maximum opportunity for attendees to engage with others who share their interest in learning more about using the CE microdata. One-on-one conferences with BLS CE experts can be scheduled.

Registration is now open for both events.

Consumer Expenditure Survey Series data is available to download from the ICPSR archives.