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Note: For future confrences see the ongoing NADDI page.

April 2-3, 2013

The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) is an opportunity for those using DDI and those interested in learning more about it to come together and learn from each other. Patterned after the successful European DDI conference (EDDI), NADDI 2013 will be a two day conference with invited and contributed presentations. This conference should be of interest to both researchers and data professionals in the social sciences and other disciplines. Training sessions will follow the conference. One focus of the first year's conference will be on the use of DDI by individual research teams through the data lifecycle. Other themes will emerge as we develop the conference agenda.
Please note that thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a limited number of reduced rate registrations for graduate students are available.

For more information about DDI see

Upcoming dates: The block of rooms reserved for the conference at the Oread Hotel was released March 2.

Registration: Although the deadline for conference registration is past we can still accept late registrations.

Keynote Speaker: Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jay Greenfield of Booz Allen Hamilton where he is the semantic architect for a DDI Lifecycle based metadata system that supports the National Children's Study (NCS).

Social Media Coverage: We will be using the hash tag #NADDIConf during the conference.

Presentations: The PowerPoints from the conference are now available through the KU ScholarWorks collection "NADDI"

Links to individual presentations follow each abstract in the abstracts page.


Conference Location

The first North American DDI conference will be held in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence Kansas.

Sponsored by:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Institute for Policy & Social Research KU Libraries The DDI Alliance