Thursday October 10

(P=Plenary M=Measure C=Connect N=Communicate I=Impact)

  9:20am – 10:20am  P Keynote: Rosemary Rodriguez – Gateway to Democracy: Using Census education as a foundation for civic participation (video recording in sidebar)
 10:30am – 11:45am  C a) Using Data for Social Impact: How A Cross-Sector Commitment to Degree Attainment Is Transforming Florida Communities (Kimberly Lent, Kimberly Krupa)

b) RI Talent Dashboard: Connecting Rhode Islanders to Interactive, Cross-sector Data (Ariel Neumann, Amelia Roberts)

 10:30am – 11:45am  N a) Developing a Snapshot of Community Participation (Trina Prior & Jenny Lee-Leugner)

b) Reaching Across Sectors, Geographies and Demographics to Build a Foundation for Improved Quality of Life (Nancy M Watson)

c) Leaving no Canadian Behind: Data to Identify Vulnerable Groups of Canadians and (Stefan Jungcurt)

 10:30am – 11:45am   I a) The Bay Area Equity Atlas: Data for Regional Action on Equity (Sarah Treuhaft)

b) RACE COUNTS: Tracking Racial Disparities in California (Chris Ringewald, Tolu Bamishigbin)

c) Measuring the Dream for an Equitable and Sustainable Future (Katie Oconnell, Nisha Botchwey)

 10:30am – 11:45am  M Getting Ready for the 2020 Census (William O’Hare):

a) Mapping Hard to Count Communities with HTC 2020 for a Fair and Accurate Census (Steven Romalewski)

b) 2020 Census: Who’s At Risk of Being Miscounted?  (Diana Elliott) 

c) The Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM): A new tool to identify, understand, and manage hard-to-survey areas
(Kathleen M Kephart)

 12:30pm – 1:30pm  P These Integrated Public Data Systems Will Get Us Better Measures of Well-Being! Or Maybe Not (video recording in sidebar)

Moderators: Christopher Kingsley

  2:00pm – 2:50pm  N a) Partnering with Everyday Democracy to Create Connection (Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa, Susan Brutschy)

b) Ramsey County and Saint Paul’s Joint Complete Count Committee (Toni Newborn, Jolie Wood)

  2:00pm – 2:50pm  I Community Foundations and Community Indicators – Exploring How Place Based Funders Engage With Local Data

Speakers: Frank Ridzi, Nadege Souvenir, Chris Barge, Ella Fahrlander

  2:00pm – 2:55pm  C a) The Power of Local Data in Communicating Health Disparities: Lessons from the City Health Dashboard (Becky Ofrane, MPH)

b) Tracking-Progress Across Canada: Using the Tracking-Progress Platform to Digitize Vital Signs Report (Kyle Wiebe)

  2:00pm – 2:55pm  M Aligning Civic Health Strategies and 2020 Census 

Speakers: Jill Vanderhoek, Michael Scuello, Rebekah Hudgins, Rebecca Rice

  3:00pm – 3:55pm  C a) Telling your Community Development Stories using ESRI Story Maps (M. Yusri Jamaluddin)

b) Structuring Engagement to Enable Community Collaboration (Jay Dev)

  3:00pm – 3:55pm  N What Has Happened Since Peg Incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals? – New Conversations, Partnerships, and Ways of Working

Speaker: Stefan Jungcurt

  3:00pm – 3:55pm  I a) Concretize Community Conditions in Indicators and Annualized Targets to Advance Racial Equity Agenda (Huilan Krenn)

b) Coordinating Community Indicators with $30 million in Economic Inclusion Grants: A Study in CI-PM Integration (Frank Ridzi, Luis Escoboza)

  3:00pm – 3:55pm  M Right scaling data for equity:

a) Data disaggregation to provide information for Minnesota’s diverse cultural communities (Allison Liuzzi, Jacob Wascalus)

b) The King County Health Disparities Dashboard: Data for Measuring Health Equity (Mariko Toyoji, Sara Jaye Sanford)

  4:00pm – 4:30pm  I a) Target Setting in Rochester NY: Resistance or Results (Ann Johnson)

b) Harnessing the Performing Arts to Build Participatory, Sustainable Communities: The Modernity Index (Nancy Bertaux)

  4:00pm – 4:50pm  N Denveright: Mapping the Future of Denver

Speakers: David Gaspers, Lizzie Friend, Community Insights Program Manager

  4:00pm – 5:00pm  C Pecha Kucha Session

  4:00pm – 5:00pm  M a) USALEEP: Reflections on collaboration and innovation to assess life expectancy at the community level (Kirk Bol)

b) Identifying inequalities in access to early care and education services (Javzandulam Azuma, Sarah Yuan, Ivette Stern)

Friday October 11

(P=Plenary M=Measure C=Connect N=Communicate I=Impact)

  9:00am – 9:55am  P Plenary Panel: Getting Good Data into the Public Sphere/Ensuring public’s access to information

Moderators: Allison Liuzzi
Speakers: Rossana Longo Better, Melissa Davis, Andrew Kenney

 10:00am – 10:55am  C a) Rising from the rubble: Re-imagining a more equitable news and information ecosystem in Boulder County, CO (Chris Barge)

b) Data accessibility as a pathway to genuine equality for Atlanta’s westside communities (Katie Oconnell)

 10:00am – 10:55am  N A Theory of Change to Increase Civic Participation and Representation in Public Planning

Speakers: Danielle Burrell, Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹ̀sà, Tanya Renee James

 10:00am – 10:55am  I a) The Politics of Health: Assessing the Impact of Political Ideology on Health in American Cities (Emma Connell)

b) Is it Working? Using triangulation to focus efforts and measure impact (Debbie Balch)

 10:00am – 10:55am  M Sustainability Indicators for Small and Rural Communities: Development of DISC (Decision Integration for Stronger Communities) (James Summers)
 11:00am – 11:55am  N Strategies for Community Data Groups to Support a 2020 Census Complete Count

Speakers: Olivia Arena, Donavan Lee-Sin, Laura McKieran

 11:00am – 11:55am  I a) Municipal Measurement of the Triple Bottom Line: Capturing Anticipated Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts (Katie Ricketts)

b) Indicators of Personal Agency to measure urban youth work readiness programs (Peg Thomas)

 11:00am – 11:55am  M The Power of Collaboration in Data Collection: The Struggle is Real (Lisa Bell, Colleen Mangan)
 11:00am – 12:00pm  C Data Parties: Giving Community Tools to Use East Metro Pulse Survey Data

Speakers: Sheila Bell, Emma Connell, Nadege Souvenir

 12:45pm – 1:45pm  P A Conversation with Kenneth Prewitt, moderated by Tina Grigio (video recording in sidebar)

Speakers: Kenneth Prewitt, Tina Griego

  2:15pm – 3:05pm  N a) What’s Health Got to Do With It? (Emma Connell, Paul Mattessich)

b) A Colorado Health Equity Data and Storytelling Platform: Harnessing the Power of Communities (Jennifer Newcomer)

  2:15pm – 3:10pm  C a) Making data count for state legislators and constituents (Ina Cernusca)

b) Scenario planning for resiliency planning (Stephen Buckman, PhD)

  2:15pm – 3:10pm  I a) Informing ACTion Together (Ann Johnson)

b) 2019 ConnectUP! State of the Work Report (Stephanie L. Lewis, Y. Elaine Rasmussen)

  2:15pm – 3:10pm  M Using Cell Phones to Survey Youth and Families: Lessons from Citizens’ Committee for Children

Speakers: Jack Mullan

  3:15pm – 4:05pm  I Using Community Indicators in Logic Models: How to connect data with action

Speakers: Frank Ridzi

  3:15pm – 4:10pm  C Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practices

Speakers: Dawn Helmrich

  3:15pm – 4:10pm  N Opportunity360: A Tool for Community Transformation

Moderators: Jennie Rodgers
Speakers: Andy Masters, Jana Persky, Ken Snyder

  3:15pm – 4:10pm  M A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Creating a Shared Measurement System to Address Community Food Insecurity

Speakers: Alyssa Banks, Rebecca Saito

Keynote: Rosemary Rodriguez

Opening plenary
Thursday a.m.
(See program on the left)

Tina Griego interviews Kenneth Prewitt

Post-lunch plenary session (Friday)
Part I II & III (see program on the left)

These Integrated Public Data Systems Will Get Us Better Measures of Well-Being! Or Maybe Not.

Post-lunch plenary session (Thursday)
Part I  & II (see program on the left)

Angela Glover Blackwell accepts the Hall of Heroes Award from CIC

It was a pleasure [to attend], and an instructive introduction to the CIC, which in itself was worth the trip.  I have a clear picture of a large number of dedicated and imaginative people, determined to use reliable data to help communities realize their social goals.  Thanks for including me!

What we did well: “thematic coherence!”


Key Take Away from the Conference: “New insights into how to use indicators. Strategies for effectively communicating with the public and policy makers.”


Key Take Away from the conference: “Communication is key, giving the community access to data means nothing if you can’t tell the story and provide insight for action.”


You told us those sessions made the greatest impact:

  • All the ones I attended were excellent
  • King County Dashboards
  • Integrated data systems; integrated data plenary; The plenary about public data systems being used to improve measures of well-being
  • Hawaii ECE research, Hawaii’s presentation, Hawaii’s data
  • Census 2020 discussions, Census
  • Community involvement from New Orleans presenters
  • Data parties; Data Parties; Data parties
  • EPA’s data platform
  • Bay Area Equity Atlas Project
  • Plenary Panel: Getting Good Data into the Public Sphere – very thoughtful speakers, and informative!!;  Hope for journalism; Plenary panel with media members; I liked the plenary on media & data
  • Communicating data with ESRI Story Maps
  • Pecha Kucha sessions
  • City of Fort Collins TBL dashboard
  • Katie from Atlanta gave a great talk on what they’re doing at the neighborhood level
  • Kenneth Prewitt on future census and BIG data;
  • The session elevating work in LA to engage community folks in work
  • Food insecurity with Beki and her copresenter (3:15 on Fri)

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