Call for presentations, Spring 2013 NEARC conference

Spring NEARC Conference – Call for Presentations (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY APRIL 1, 2013)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Spring NEARC is an annual, one-day conference held near the center of the NEARC region. The day is packed with professional development and networking opportunities for all levels of GIS users.

NEARC is now accepting presentation submissions for the spring conference. Click here to learn about format options and to submit your workshop, lightning talk, presentation, panel, or poster. Presentations will only be accepted until Friday, March 22.

Conference highlights include:

• Workshops

• Lightning Talks

• GIS Karaoke

• ArcGIS 10.1 Update

• Pub Social

A schedule of the day will be available soon. Please visit the NEARC website for updates.

For information about last year’s conference please see:


2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Live on the “America by the Numbers” Segment of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”

Date:Friday March 15, 2013
Time: 8:15am EDT

America’s youth, ages 12 to 17, continue to report substantial rates of major depressive episodes. Among those who suffer from mental illness, co-occuring substance use and dependence are common. Find out more on Friday, March 15, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. EDT as Peter Delany, director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, discusses the trends by age and gender, how the data are collected, and what mental health services are being used.

Most Fridays, C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” segment on its “Washington Journal” show features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at

Source: U.S. Census Bureau