Planning for Montana's Future
Free Data User's Conference in Helena
September 14 & 15, 2016
301 South Park (Old Federal Building)

Click the workshop links below to be directed to the workshop pages where you can access requirements, data and handouts needed for remote attendees. After the conference links will be added to the recordings of the workshop and presentation tracks.

DAY 1 - Morning presentations and afternoon hands-on workshops



  • Opening Comments
  • Census Bureau Economic Programs: An Overview
  • Census Bureau Economic Programs An Overview - Hait
  • Job Projections and Higher Education in Montana
  • Job Projections and Higher Education in Montana
  • Social Media - Digital Content Strategy
  • Lunch
  • Using Census Bureau Data for Business Development: Introducing Census Business Builder Hands on Training
  • Workshop - Hait
  • Workshop handout -CBB RAE Flyer
  • Workshop handout -CBB SBE Flyer
  • American FactFinder Hands on Training
  • American FactFinder Workshop - Craigle
  • AFF Workshop handout -Advanced-Search_Exercises_2016_08

  • Andrew Hait

  • Rose Watson

  • Haya El Nasser

  • Andrew Hait

  • Mary Craigle

DAY 2 – Presentations and hands-on workshops



  • Using Health Data Hands-on Workshop
  • Local Public Health Data Source Cheat Sheet
  • Epidemiology 101 terms and definitions
  • BasicDataInterpretation
  • Sources for Local Public Health Data
  • Data Visualization
  • To Be Added
  • 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
  • Leslie Zolman
  • Heather Zimmerman
  • Lisa Schmidt
  • Laura Williamson
  • Jessie Fernandes

  • Kim Davis

  • Ross Davis
  • Mary Craigle

  • Scott Story
  • Deb Grebenc

To reserve a spot in the workshops and presentations, please email Leslie Zolman at lzolman@mt.gov or ceic.mt.gov.

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