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Tuesday, September 18
 

10:10am CDT

Community Impact Through Data-Driven Action Teams
Using examples from the Heart of New Ulm Project, this workshop will outline the importance and process involved with building community capacity, cross-sector alignment and integrating data into decision-making. The audience will be engaged in an active discussion of how data can be used to inform interventions and policy, systems and environmental changes, evaluate progress and empower community stakeholders. Via a relevant selection of case studies, attendees will learn the importance of issue-driven action teams that use data to inform their efforts. Throughout the workshop, guided small group discussions will provide the opportunity to work collaboratively with other attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Hersch

Derek Hersch

Project Leader, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
avatar for Cindy Winters

Cindy Winters

Project Manager, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
I am passionate about community health, specifically improving the built environment. I facilitate a diverse cross sector team of community leaders that are working hard to improve the health of the residents of New Ulm through systems, policy and environmental change.


Tuesday September 18, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Cross-cutting
  • Presentation Format WORKSHOP (50 min.)

11:10am CDT

A Community-Based Case Study Using the Canadian Index of Wellbeing: Tools and Tips for Community Development
Understanding community dynamics is challenging because communities are complex systems that are increasingly interconnected and constantly changing. Municipal leaders strive to offer a high quality of life for all of its residents, but they are challenged by the wide range of factors and conditions – both community-wide and individual – that influence wellbeing. In addition, increasing demands for accountability and transparency make it difficult to justify decisions without data to back them up. Consequently, in order to understand resident needs at this time of rapid growth and change, communities increasingly need valid and reliable data to inform their decisions.

This presentation tells the story of a rural community in northern Canada that conducted a Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) Community Wellbeing Survey in 2014. The evidence gathered from residents about the community and their wellbeing challenged existing assumptions and changed conversations about what pathways would lead to greater community quality of life. The data made it possible for stakeholders from different sectors to work together to address emerging issues and to develop innovative solutions to improve quality of life outcomes for residents. The presentation also provides examples from the case study of public engagement activities, communication materials, policy briefs, and other tips and tools that can help community developers move this work forward in their own communities.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mattes

Nancy Mattes

CIW Community Development Lead, University of Waterloo
In my role with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo, I work with Canadian communities to help them achieve their shared goals to improve the quality of life for residents.  I am the past chair of the Look into Wood Buffalo Community Wellbeing Survey Committee... Read More →
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Bryan Smale

Professor and Director, Canadian Index of Wellbeing


Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Community & Economic Developement
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

11:10am CDT

Measuring City of Seattle’s progress on Digital Equity
As communities plan for and implement broadband adoption and digital inclusion or digital equity plans, they also need to clarify intended outcomes and measure impacts. The City of Seattle envisions the city as a place where technology’s opportunities equitably empower all residents and communities - especially for those who are historically underserved or underrepresented. This talk will provide a model for digital equity indicators, sharing how the City partnered with the University of Washington Information School (iSchool) to create a theory of change and indicator framework for the City of Seattle Digital Equity Initiative. The overview will include background on the plan and how the City is using the indicator data.

Speakers
avatar for David Keyes

David Keyes

Digital Equity Program Manager, City of Seattle IT
David Keyes works at the intersection of information and communications technologies, race and social justice, and community capacity building. As manager of the City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative he oversees strategic planning, policy and program evaluation. He was the... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Wedlake

Stacey Wedlake

Research Analyst and Coordinator, University of Washington Information School


Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Cross-cutting
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

2:20pm CDT

Strategic Use of Health Indicators in Public Housing
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is partnering with Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services to match public housing addresses with social services clients in order to asses the health needs and system utilization of public housing residents.

Speakers

Tuesday September 18, 2018 2:20pm - 3:10pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Health & Wellbeing
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

2:20pm CDT

Supporting inclusive growth with land use and transportation
Transportation infrastructure, access to employment, and socioeconomic factors each affect the daily commute patterns of the Chicago region's residents. For residents of Economically Disconnected Areas-- parts of the region with concentrated low income residents, limited English proficiency residents, and/or minority residents -- daily commutes can be particularly long, affecting job retention and economic prosperity. For many residents, the economic benefits of transit cannot be actualized without supportive land uses. Improving commute times and options for residents in Economically Disconnected Areas that face long commutes will require shifts in transportation, land use, and economic development planning and policy.

Speakers
avatar for Aseal Tineh

Aseal Tineh

Policy Analyst, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Aseal Tineh is a Policy Analyst at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Chicago region's federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO). Aseal works primarily on issues related to inclusive growth across CMAP's primary policy issue areas, including... Read More →


Tuesday September 18, 2018 2:20pm - 3:10pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Equity
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

3:20pm CDT

Investment Compass: Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Investors
Every investment has an impact - intended or otherwise. How do you know if your initiatives create meaningful impact? How can you tell which investment opportunity is going to have the most effective impact on the issues you or your client care about?
Through impact due diligence and tracking key data points, socially-driven investors can make better decisions about investing in social enterprises. Topics include impact across asset classes, Sustainable Development Goals, useful impact frameworks, evidence-based cost-benefit analysis to evaluate impact (SROI) and evaluation tools for levels of risk.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Rasmussen

Elaine Rasmussen

CEO, Social Impact Strategies Group
Thank you for joining us at ConnectUP! MN. We can’t wait to celebrate the entrepreneur ecosystem with you and learn more about what it takes to build a stronger, inclusive and equitable entrepreneur ecosystem.Instead of posting a bio we ask you to answer the following questions:What... Read More →
avatar for Tim Roman

Tim Roman

Co-Founder & CEO, Ecotone Analytics
Tim Roman and Ted Carling founded Ecotone Analytics GBC, to make social/environmental impact transparent and easily consumable for shareholders and stakeholders alike. Since the spring of 2015, Tim and Ted have evaluated contemporary impact measurement frameworks, evidence-based intervention... Read More →


Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Community & Economic Developement
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)

3:20pm CDT

Tracking Entrepreneurial Ecosystems In Appalachia
This presentation introduces a yearlong project, funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, to document and strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems across Appalachia with the purpose of helping local leaders better support local startups and growing business ventures. Key project components include:
• A Regional Ecosystem Map and Resource Guide to help aspiring and current business owners to identify support resources and local business networks.
• Data Dashboards that provide snapshots of entrepreneurial activity for all counties in Appalachia.
• Case Studies of what works in building entrepreneurial ecosystems in Appalachia.
Results will be especially helpful to those interested in economic development and for those working in rural communities.

Speakers
avatar for Erik R. Pages

Erik R. Pages

President, EntreWorks Consulting
Erik R. Pages is President and Founder of EntreWorks Consulting (www.entreworks.net), an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential. Since its founding, EntreWorks has worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm CDT
Memorial Hall
  DATA TO ACTION, Community & Economic Developement
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)
 


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