UTSA hosts 2014 Applied Demography Conference Jan. 8-10

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(Jan. 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Demography and the UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) will host the biennial Applied Demography Conference (ADC) Jan. 8-10 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk.

"The Department of Demography and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research are honored to be able to facilitate these important discussions," said Joachim Singelmann, chair of the UTSA Department of Demography. "We look forward to listening to the unique perspectives of our participants while sharing with them the top-tier expertise for which UTSA is known."

A variety of international professionals working with demographic information in applied settings will gather at the conference to discuss current issues relevant to applied demographic research. This year's conference will include nearly 30 special sessions on a variety of topics including health care and public health, immigration, the national census, population, poverty and socioeconomic status."

"Applied demography touches many aspects of our lives," said Lloyd Potter, director of the IDSER and Texas state demographer. "This conference, the only one of its kind, provides a venue for demographers to discuss advances in methods and findings to improve the quality and relevance of demographic information. The positive impact of UTSA's leadership extends beyond the borders of San Antonio and Texas, literally reaching around the world."

Wendy Baldwin, president and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau, and Hania Zlotnik, former director of the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Population Division, will provide keynote remarks on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 10, respectively. View the full schedule of slated events.

The UTSA Department of Demography in the UTSA College of Public Policy provides training to increase students' understanding of the size, distribution, composition and growth of human populations.

The UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research housed in the UTSA College of Public Policy, provides multidisciplinary research and development services. Its research focuses on the social and economic characteristics of population and the effects of population change.

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About the UTSA College of Public Policy
Located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, the College of Public Policy is comprised of the undergraduate criminal justice and public administration programs, and the graduate justice policy, public administration, social work and applied demography programs.

About UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.

The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property -- for Texas, the nation and the world.