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Summary for Data Visualization Event September 23-24, 2011

The event is over now but the discussion goes on. Feel free to share your thoughts below. We've posted videos and interesting links below. 

Keynote - Edward Tufte

 Plenary Session

 Breakout Sessions

Highlights from Conference

 

 Here are some examples of what's been written about the Tech@State: Data Visualization conference that took place on September 23rd-24th.

"Tech@State Convenes Data Visualization Conference"

- DipNote, U.S. Department of State's Official Blog

 Storify by Changemakers - Tech@State: Data Visualization

AGENDA

8:00 AM - Doors Open

 

8:50 - 9:00 AM - Introduction

Suzanne Hall - MC

Senior Advisor for Innovation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

 

9:00 - 9:15 AM - Welcome

Dr Kerri-Ann Jones

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

 

9:15 - 10:15 AM - Keynote Address - 'Policy and Technology'

Edward Tufte

 

10:15 - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break

 

10:30 - 11:25 AM - Panel on 'Development Challenge: Open Data to Making Sense of Data'

Jean-Louis Sarbib, Development Gateway

Aleem Wajli,  World Bank Institute

Stuart Gill, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development

 

11:25 AM - 12:20 PM - Panel on 'Latest Trends on Data Visualization'

 Adam Bly, Seed Media Group

Jonathan Cousins, Cousins & Sears Creative Technologists

David Bolinsky, XVIVO

David McConville, Elumenati

 

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Lunch

 

--- Afternoon Breakouts ---

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Session A

1.  Supporting Disaster Response and Coordination - Panelists Bios & Photos 

 

2.  Visualizations for Aid Transparency and Management - Panelists Bios & Photos

 

3.  Best Practices for Visualization Interoperability - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

4.  State Department and USAID Data Visualization Projects - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Coffee Break

 

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Session B

1.  Using Climate and Health Data to Monitor Food Insecure Areas - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

2.  Mobile Technology and New Media:  Trends and Opportunities - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

3.  Turning Information into Insight - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

4.  New Ways to Visualize Development Data - Panelist Bios & Photos

 

Day 2

The second day of the event is an unconference, meaning attending participants will be devising the sessions and agenda they desire with themselves as presenters.  The day is much more fluid but very constructive just the same.

 

8:00 AM - Doors Open

 

9:00 AM - Introduction and Order of the Day

Wayne Moses Burke, Open Forum Foundation

 

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning Sessions

 

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch

 

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Afternoon Sessions

 

 

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