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The 2021 Impact Summit Will be held Virtually During November 1 – 4, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Impact Summit will showcase how data and community indicators are, or can be, used to foster opportunity, catalyze change and advance community resilience.

2021 Virtual Impact Summit

The theme for the 2021 Impact Summit is Community Indicators for Change: Responding, Rebuilding, and Advancing Equity. We are interested in learning about how your research creates change for the future. Whether it’s responding to the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic or advancing access and equity for all people, how does your work and data ensure we are creating a world for the better?

If you are concerned about the resilience of your communities and believe in using data to improve outcomes, you are bound to find something of interest at the 2021 Virtual 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.

Please check this page again soon for more information on the 2021 Virtual Impact Summit including tracks and keynote speakers.

Summit Sponsorships

Are you or your organization interested in sponsoring the 2021 CIC Impact Summit? Learn more about opportunities to sponsor the Impact Summit below.

2021 Impact Summit Sponsorship Information

2021 Call for Sessions


Please submit proposals via our survey tool. This helps keep the committee organized and ensures no one is inadvertently overlooked. Only proposals submitted via the survey tool will be considered. If you’re having trouble with the survey tool or cannot enter the data, please contact Jennie Allison ( We invite members and non-members to submit session proposals by Friday, June 18, 2021.

Sessions must be centered on community indicator research or the use of data to make community/quality-of-life policy decisions. Projects and efforts to ensure equity in participation and/or outcomes are particularly welcome.

Vendors are eligible to propose “Vendor-Sponsored Sessions.” They will not be considered for other sessions. To be accepted, Vendor-Sponsored Sessions should be topical and informative. Sales or marketing sessions will not be considered. We would happily work with vendors seeking to make a proposal to ensure their idea meets our programming goals.

Proposals should reference how the proposal relates to the theme: Community Indicators for Change: Responding, Rebuilding, and Advancing Equity.

Full panel sessions (usually with three presenters) are approximately 60 minutes. Individual presentations are 15-20 minutes long

Follow the below links for additional details.

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