Virtual Conference

Click here to view the schedule and register for classes in this year's FREE virtual conference! 


Webinars are 1-2 hour long sessions, usually held once a month, via GoToWebinar or Zoom, that can either be stand-alone topics or a series of topics that connect from one to the next. The sessions can be taken independently, but for a webinar series, the material builds on itself as the year goes on so we encourage people to take the whole series.

Each webinar costs $10 for IACA members, $20 for non-members. If a session is free, it will be noted in the description. All students who participate live will receive a Certificate of Attendance. All IACA members who register for a webinar will receive Continuing Education credits for that session, regardless if they attend live or receive the recording. 

Some (but not all) webinars are recorded and can be viewed by IACA members after 45 days have passed from the original air date.


Power Series 2023



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Instructor: Svetlana Gubin

Microsoft Power Bi is a powerful application for data visualization and reporting that can handle millions of rows of data. Power Query is a data transformation and preparation engine that can help you clean and process data from any source, and then repeat those steps when you get updated data. The data can then be passed to other applications such as Microsoft Excel or Power BI.

This webinar series will walk you through using Power Query and Power BI using live demonstrations in the applications with open source crime data.

All Power Series webinars will be recorded; if you cannot attend the live session, we will provide the recording the next day. All registrants who are IACA members will receive Continuing Education Credits and you may request a certificate if you want one. For non-registrants, the recordings will be posted to the webinar library after 45 days.

Click here for a detailed outline and all the class materials (each presentation will be added as the year progresses). 


All sessions are held at 1200 Eastern time

  • June 21st-Intro to Power BI
  • July 19th-Simple Visualizations in Power BI
  • August 16th-Power BI Visualizations Cont'd
  • September 20th-Mapping in Power BI
  • October 18th-Temporal Analysis
  • November 15th-Modeling
  • December 20th-Introduction to the DAX

Previous sessions available in the webinar library for IACA members:

  • January 18th-Intro to Power Query
  • February 15th-Transforming data in Power Query
  • March 15th-Cleaning data in Power Query
  • April 19th-Combining data from multiple sources
  • May 17th-Intro to Power Query M Formula Language (available around July 1st)

If you have questions about the webinar program, visit Webinar FAQs.

Visit the Webinar Library to view previous webinars (requires member login).

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