We are monitoring the situation on COVID-19 and the recommendations of the CDC and local authorities regarding travel and safety and will make any necessary changes to the event, including the possibility of moving it online, to do what is in the best interest of our audience. In that case, cancellation and change fees will be waived for registered guests. Meanwhile, planning for superior content and organization for the August conference remains our priority.

The 2020 Impact Summit will showcase how data and community indicators are or can be used to foster opportunity and catalyze change within communities.

We collect, analyze, and report community-level data with the hope that it will be used to catalyze change…to inform decision-making, allocate resources, and focus efforts to improve outcomes. How effective are our efforts?  We will examine the effective use of community indicators for making measurable and sustainable improvements in quality of community life: how we engage and empower; how we understand and address biases; whether we carefully consider the methods and processes we use; how effective our reporting is; and, whether we use data to help us understand not only what is, but also what is coming. Find out all the new approaches, lessons learned and success stories on the path from data to empowerment at the 2020 Impact Summit.

If you believe in using data to improve outcomes, you are bound to find something of interest at the 2020 Impact Summit. This is true whether you are a practitioner or a researcher; whether you are a data analyst, planner, communications specialist, community organizer, manager, philanthropist, epidemiologist; whether you work for a community-based organization, a local government, a foundation, academia, or the media.

Under the overarching theme of using data as a catalyst for community change, we offer the following tracks:

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  • Health & Well-being

  • Community Planning & Development

  • Sustainable Development

  • Children & Families

  • Place-based Funders and Initiatives

  • Community Engagement

  • Innovative Data Tools

  • Organization Development & Community Indicators-Performance Measures Integration

Conference Center

The conference will be held at the FHI 360 Conference Center, located at 1825 Connecticut Ave NW just a few blocks from DuPont Circle, at the heart of Washington, DC.

Conference Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the elegant Churchill Hotel at the exceptional rate of $169/night, right across the street from the conference center, easily accessible to Washington’s Union Station as well as by the Washington Metro subway trains and local buses.