Demography Training Seminar


Co-hosted by CDE and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the weekly Demography Training Seminar augments affiliates’ professional skills, including those related to research communication, data management, analysis, and visualization, among many others. The series is largely targeted at the Center’s doctoral students and affiliated postdoctoral fellows, but certain sessions (e.g., new statistical methods, new computing tools) are also targeted to and attended by faculty. The series is designed to be flexible, so that training on new ideas and tools can be brought to the demography community quickly.

Led by Jordan Conwell, for most sessions the Demography Training Seminar usually meets virtually on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. and is open to all. Send an email to for the meeting code.

Fall 2020 Schedule

A .pdf version of the schedule is available here.

September 2: Introductory Session

September 9: In-person get together at James Madison Park (map) POSTPONED

September 16: PAA Abstract Workshop, Jordan Conwell (UW) and Michal Engelmann (UW)

September 23: Online ‘Marketing’: Personal Websites, Caitlin Tefft (UW SSCC)

September 30: From Dissertation to Publication, Jordon Conwell (UW)

October 7: Post-docs and Grants, Jayanti Owens (Brown University)

October 14: Non-Academic Jobs, Catherine Doren (Census) and Esteban Quinones (Mathematica)

October 21: From ABD to Postdoc, Jess Meyer (University of North Carolina Population Center)

October 28: Practice Job Talks, Masoud Movahed (UW) and Joanna Venator (UW)

November 4: COVID-19 and Survey Research, Kathryn Edwards (RAND)

November 11: TBD

November 18: Ethics Session: Restricted-Use Data Agreements and Sponsored Research, Matt Barron (UW RSP) and Laura Conger (UW IRB)

November 25: No meeting (Thanksgiving)

December 2: WISCSIENCE (topic TBD), Amber Smth and Liza Chang (UW WISCIENCE)

December 9: Job Market – CDE/Chair Perspective, Christine Schwartz (UW)

December 16: No meeting (finals)