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2014 Impact Summit

September 29-30, 2014
Washington, DC

We hope to see you at the 2015 Impact Summit in Austin, TX on November 9 and 10, 2015

In celebration of CIC's 10 year journey to advance the art and science of indicators, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and encourage the development of effective indicators, we invite you to our annual forum on fostering informed civic and media discourse about local, regional, national, and global priorities.

The 2014 IMPACT SUMMIT will offer all of the great features of past conferences: inspiring keynotes, engaging presentations from leaders and peers that span the gamut of indicators work.  

The 2014 IMPACT SUMMIT will be a highly interactive conference, bringing together indicator practitioners, think tank analysts,academics, funders, and data providers. Around the theme of storytelling, participants will share their work and ideas, explore the trends moving your community, work to bridge the distance between facts and perceptions, and connect with colleagues new and old. 

Conference Theme

Data - Stories - Impact

Translating Indicators into Action

Tools, such as storytelling, graphic animation, visualization, and social media, let statistics tell more engaging, more meaningful, more accurate, more connected stories that, in turn, improve community outcomes.  How do we collect data and use it to connect and have an impact?  How do we go from data to action?  How do we build stories that reach their intended audiences? How do we sustain our work so that we can continue making a difference?  These are some of the difficult questions we will address over the course of our two-day conference.





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Conference format



The FHI 360 CONFERENCE CENTER, located a block from Dupont Circle, will host the 2014 Impact Summit in its bright and spacious facilities.

The conference hotel is the Churchill Embassy Row Hotel, also located on Connecticut Avenue.

The area is a hub to numerous art galleries, and convenient to all the top museums, landmarks and attractions, with easy public transportation access from the airport and throughout the city.

The conference is a two-day affair on September 29 and 30 and will be preceded by workshops and field trips on September 28. A reception is planned for the evening of September 29.

Under the overall banner of Data - Stories - Impact - Translating Indicators into Action, the 2014 Impact Summit will offer tracks in the following areas: 

  • MEASURE: Tools and technologies, resources and methods to obtain meaningful data.
  • CONNECT: How we use tools, like story telling or visualization, to engage the public and decision-makers. 
  • IMPACT: How indicator projects can mobilize people to change minds, policies, systems, and priorities. 
  • SUSTAIN: Strategies and resources to sustain, improve and grow indicator projects.

Sessions will also be identified according to the following topics: Health, Community & Economic Development, Sustainability, Education, or Cross-cutting.



In addition our Impact and Leadership Awards will recognize and celebrate outstanding indicator projects and remarkable leaders in the field.

Look for an innovative pecha kucha session and an inspiring speed data'ing hour



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