Tuesday, 13 November 2012

CIC Impact Summit aims for a big splash in November

This is a guest post from Jim Farnham, co-organizer of the upcoming Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit in College Park. Community indicators are an effort to bring performance metrics to local-level governance, and as such are related to the Open Data movement. 

CIC’s Impact Summit – November 15-16,2012 in College Park, MD — will be a forum for community indicators practitioners and stakeholders to share projects, research and lessons of various fields including Sustainability, Health, Education as well as to explore approaches and tools in creating positive impacts within our communities. The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) is an active, open learning network and global community of practice among persons interested or engaged in the field of indicators development and application. We host webinars and conferences, manage an indicator project database, and undertake projects aimed at building the field.

The conference provides an opportunity to share ways of increasing the impact of our work on behalf of our communities, public officials, funders, professional networks, businesses and clients in a variety of formats and tracks.

With over 200 practitioners, analysts, academics, funders, and data providers in over 20 sessions to share our work and explore new ways and tools to track impact, understand macro trends buffeting our communities, and learn how to effect change and bridge the distance between objective high quality data and subjective perceptions and interpretation.  Full details are available at the conference web site.

For those of you who cannot make it, there will be streaming of portions of the conference.

Presenters at the CIC Impact Summit  include:
Robert Groves – Former Director of US Census Bureau
Bryan Sivak  – Chief Technology Officer, US. Department of Health and Human Services
Eugenie Birch – University of Pennsylvania
Charlotte Kahn – Director of Boston Indicators Project
Chantel Bottoms – Austin Community Action Network
Michael McAfee – Promise Neighborhoods Institute, PolicyLink
Salin Geevargese – HUD, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities
And about 50 others.

Follow @CommunityIC and tweet to #CICSUMMIT

Please contact conference@communityindicators.net with any questions or comments regarding the conference.

Jim Farnham
Co-organizer Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit

The original blog first appeared 6 November 2012 on the Data Community DC site. 

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