It’s Not Just a Conference, It’s a Conversation

Water cooler conversations, catching up at the coffee station, sharing ideas in an open forum…. all things that can be challenging in a virtual event but CIC has incorporated into the 2021 Impact Summit to make sure the experience is as close to in-person as possible. One of the important components at a conference are the open forum and free flow discussions. Here are three roundtable sessions designed to do just that!

Community Indicator Research Funding

Roundtable + Discussion

Keeping up the important work of community indicator research requires time and resources. How do organizations find the capital to support this important work and make the case for its essential need? How do place based funders use community indicators to deepen the critical roles they play in maintaining and enhancing quality of life. This session brings together multiple funders such as community foundations, private foundations, United Ways and local government to share the ways they are using community indicators to support their work to respond to changing needs, rebuild their communities and advance equity.

Sustainability Roundtable: Supporting Local Governments to Advance Racial and Social Equity Through Sustainability Initiatives

Fifteen state-level programs, each representing hundreds of local governments working to speed education and action on sustainability, collaborate as the Sustainable States Network (SSN). Social and racial equity is integral to the network’s vision of sustainability, which recognizes that “local governments have a responsibility to promote the well-being of all vulnerable and marginalized residents, to empower their participation in civic decision-making, and to recognize their value in community life by addressing past and present harm.”

This roundtable session will open with a series of short presentations by SSN members and affiliates on the process that the network and members have followed to generate a shared understanding of the roots of racial and other social inequity, how it shows up in local communities, commitments to programmatic action, and nascent steps towards developing metrics to track progress. We will raise a series of questions for facilitated group and breakout discussions to elicit audience feedback and experience.

Best Practices for Community Engagement in Community Indicators Projects Roundtable

CIC Impact Summit presentations and breakouts share a host of innovative ideas and approaches. Join this interactive roundtable to talk directly with Impact Summit speakers, share ideas, and learn best practices for engaging stakeholders in your community indicators work.

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Youth Data, Youth Voices: SMS Data Collection to Survey Young People in NYC

Advancing Equity Through Housing Affordability Indicators

September 24, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

October 19, 2021

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

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2021 CIC Impact Awards

The Community Indicators Consortium seeks to recognize excellence in the field of community indicators by identifying projects that use the power of indicators to drive change or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field.

Award Categories include:

  • Impact Award: Community Project
  • Impact Award: Legacy Project
  • Hall of Heroes
  • Community Leaders