Friday, June 8, 2018

Member Forum: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science

The proliferation of new digital data sources and the development of new programming languages that can quickly make sense of these data are changing the nature of how public policy makers and the general public understand how government works – and when it doesn’t. This discussion will focus on the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate better when the lanes merge, and what this all means for getting to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being.

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Free One-Day Passes for #2017APPAM for Chicago Foundation Staff Members

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is an annual gathering of 2,500 researchers, academics, practitioners and students who come together to share the latest topical research across a variety of policy areas, including education, poverty, family and child policy, health, housing, public management, national security and methods.  The conference will feature 300+ panels of researchers approaching policy problems in an interdisciplinary way, to come up with innovative approaches to solving the most important policy problems we’re facing today.  The conference will be in Chicago, November 2 -4th and the theme of the conference is Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions. 

We’re offering a FREE one day pass to any Chicago-based foundation staff person who might want to come check out the research being presented, network with the scholars, and see why this conference is an important place to come each November to see where the world of policy research is headed.  If you’re interested in securing a pass, please email Tara Sheehan,

For a full listing of conference sessions and other details, click here,
 

 

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