2010 Census Conference - Keynote Address (http://mindonline.uchicago.edu/item.php?id=638) ? Date: February 26, 2010 ? Alex Kotlowitz, author ? Ann Marie Lipinski, Vice President for Civic Engagement, University of Chicago ? Author Alex Kotlowitz discusses his experiences with public housing, immigration, foreclosures, and unemployment in the United States and how they are applicable to the census. This conference, hosted by the School of Social Service Administration, brought together population researchers, community leaders, and policymakers to discuss population trends over the past 10 years and their implications for policy in the next 10 years. Bookended by recession, the last decade has seen dramatic shifts in economic prosperity, poverty, and health of the housing sector. Rising immigration, persistent suburbanization of the population, and increased population mobility have substantially altered the composition of our communities.Experts discussed these population trends and their implications for completion of the 2010 Census. Representatives from community-based groups discussed the importance of demographic patterns and the 2010 Census to communities, as well as programmatic efforts to achieve a complete census count in the City of Chicago. InAnn Marie Lipinski addition, a series of policy-related panels featured presentations that highlighted the impact of key population trends on current health, labor market, housing, and human service policy. Other panels familiarized community-based organizations with publicly available Census Bureau data products and discussed data issues relevant to news reporters covering the 2010 Census in Chicago.The goals of this conference are to raise awareness about population shifts affecting both the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as awareness about the 2010 Census. This conference is co-sponsored by: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, the Harris School of Public Policy, NORC at the University of Chicago, the Population Research Center, and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement.