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Census Invites the Trade to Learn About Refactored AESDirect

In preparation for deployment of AESDirect in ACE, Census has posted a webinar demo with the first official glimpse into the new system that covers all the major features and functionality.

To make this learning experience the most beneficial, the Bureau has scheduled multiple Q&A call-in webinars in November to provide an opportunity to address any questions pertaining to the deployment of the AESDirect Portal.

Limited to 1,500 participants each, these sessions, which start at 2 p.m. (EST), are scheduled for:


  • Thursday, November 12
  • Monday, November 16
  • Wednesday, November 18

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Before calling into a Q&A session, Census encourages attendees to watch the entire presentation and write down questions, noting the screen/tab the question refers to, if applicable. This will help Census to answer as many questions as possible during the sessions.


These Q&A sessions are limited to the AESDirect Portal functionality and transition only; questions on AESDirect Weblink’s transition will be addressed at a later date.


ACE One-Pager Available Online

Our ACE One-Pager is now available online for your convenience. This is a great “go-to” resource for an overview of the transition into ACE. When printed front and back, one side highlights ACE Accounts and Export Reports and the other side highlights helpful information on the new AESDirect in ACE.

Be sure to prepare for the transition by obtaining ACE export access as directed in the PDF and visit our transition page for updates!


For more information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Collection Branch, Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES;