Data Days is a local conference focused on promoting the use of data in the nonprofit and civic sectors. We believe that in cultivating a greater connection between community members and data-use best practices, we can strengthen our region. We want to spark conversation, ideas, and build capacity in the space where data, information, and civic life intersect. In an era where data shows potential to reinforce existing biases and structural problems, we believe in the imperative to make data an equalizing force in solving community problems, lending power to the disadvantaged.
The conference will be held on Monday, April 15th at Case Western Reserve University's Tinkham Veale University Center.
In its third year, we’re excited to open up our conference agenda with a call for presentations from area practitioners. We especially want to hear from those who:
- Work in government curating data and want to help people learn how to access and use it.
- Work in government and have learned how to navigate complicated bureaucracy in order to make civic data accessible, and want to share how you got things done.
- Want to facilitate a discussion on the impact of civic data related issues (like smart-city technologies and artificial intelligence) on everyday people and brainstorm solutions.
- Have a masterful understanding of a civic data set (like the city budget) or another data skill and want to help build the capacity of others to do what you can do.
- Use data to illuminate or solve community problems in collaborative teams of community members and experts.
- Want to present a research poster or a 5 minute lightning talk on a topic related to civic data.
Have an idea but not sure if it fits in one of these buckets? Don’t be shy, the Data Days team would like to speak with you!
All sessions will run approximately 45-60 minutes (keep in mind that you must include discussion time). Proposals are due Friday, February 15th by 5pm. Accepted proposals will receive complementary conference registration.