The use of administrative data for social policy innovation presents an exciting new frontier for social policy research. This conference will bring together national and international scholars who are actively involved in exemplary projects that showcase the use of administrative data from a public program or government to advance social policy. An additional aim of this conference is to discuss the challenges of this emerging field of public-academic research practice. For more information, please visit the PARC page.
The AISP December 2014 Developing Sites Conference was held in Philadelphia, PA December 2 & 3. Topics discussed throughout the two day conference focused on Strategy and Sustainability and Legal Issues. AISP Network sites were also present and were paired with developing sites to provide IDS consultation. For a complete recap, please visit the December 2014 conference page.
The AISP November 2013 Conference was held in Washington, D.C. and featured several panels with a variety of skilled participants covering the uses and abilities of integrated data systems. For a complete recap, please visit the November 2013 conference page.
December 2012 Conference
1st Day: Kathy Stack, Deputy Associate Director for Education, Income Maintenance, and Labor at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, spoke about integrated data and the federal research evaluation agenda. Director Stack discussed several topics with our Network partners, including the quality of evidence, opportunities presented by administrative data, and challenges/strategies for data sharing.
2nd Day: Demetra Nightingale, Chief Evaluation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, emphasized the US Department of Labor’s commitment and efforts to institutionalize a culture of evaluation in the area of labor and workforce-related programs. She referenced evidence-based program clearinghouses (e.g., IES’ “What Works Clearinghouse”) as valuable resources to evaluate analyses based on a standard framework and then disseminate evidence on programs. Throughout her talk she highlighted the value of integrated data systems for producing quality evidence.
The 2011 AISP Fall Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on November 28-29, 2011. The audience was composed of executive leaders, representatives from federal government agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice. Researchers and academics from university settings, private companies, consultants, and members of various municipalities and states who are interested in building, using, and sustaining integrated data systems were also in attendance. For a complete recap, please visit the November 2011 conference page.
June 2010 Conference
The June 2010 AISP Conference was held in Philadelphia, PA. It featured Don Kettl, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. For a recap, please view Don Kettl’s Keynote Address.