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Monday, September 17

2:00pm CDT

Powered by Pecha Kucha: Measure and engage for results
A series of short, dynamic presentations using the Pecha Kucha format of 20 slides x 20 seconds.

Minnesota Dashboard: 40 quality of life indicators to guide the state  
Presenter: Jeffrey Niblack  
Description: The Minnesota Dashboard present 40 quality of life indicators for the state of Minnesota. The Results Management team at Minnesota Management and Budget developed the Dashboard in partnership with state agencies to ensure that the measures are both relevant for Minnesotans and are consistent with metrics that are meaningful for agencies as well.  Navigating from the Minnesota Dashboard website provides a deep well of data for many of the indicators including demographic breakdowns and trend data.

Hard Facts in Action 
Presenter: Ann Johnson  
Description: This Pecha Kucha presentation will demonstrate ACT Rochester’s process, to help our community LEARN, CONNECT and ACT when the new report was published Hard Facts: Race and Ethnicity in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area.

Presenter: Courtney Overby  
Description: ConnectUP! MN is a replicable and transformational relationship capstone convening for investors and entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem grounded in inclusive & equitable economic development values.

Community Credit Conditions  
Presenter: Emily Perlmeter  
Description: Access to credit is key to an individual’s financial well-being and ability to participate fully in the economy.  Therefore, understanding the landscape of debt performance and credit access is paramount to understanding the financial and economic state of a community. However, indicators of loan performance are largely unavailable at a county, ZIP or community level. Given the nation’s history of unequal credit access, examination of these issues at a neighborhood level is essential.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ study on Community Credit Conditions attempts to look at debt performance and access on a neighborhood level, using mapping analysis and charts.

Activating an Ecosystem: How Collaboration Accelerates Impact  
Presenter: Louisa Shepherd  
Description: In the world of economic development, indicators of success exist all around us, from revitalized arts districts, to bustling new food halls, to successful small businesses that anchor communities and create jobs. Often times successes can be spotted everywhere, but measuring them can be a tricky business; systems for collecting and synthesizing the indicators of those successe are often siloed and not shared.  In Memphis, our ecosystem has taken a new approach to measuring successes.  By proactively seeking opportunities to share data and resources, other regions can articulate its collective impact better, and can make better decisions that will benefit the communities we serve.

Getting More Bang for Your Focus Group Buck  
Presenter: Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa  
Description: One of the limitations of using focus groups to gather data is the small sample size. How would you like to reach 45 people per focus group instead of 15? Applied Survey Research will share a methodology we used to triple the sample size and the amount of data collected in a single, town hall-style focus group. 

Implementing Technology Tools for Better Measuring of Wellbeing
Presenter: Emily Neilson-Winkler
 Description: We showcase the tools and methods to define, measure and analyze community needs and desires, enabling better data driven decisions,  showcasing the diversity and flexibility of the tools across different cultural areas, due to the common denominator of wellbeing science.

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Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa

Project Manager, Applied Survey Research
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Ann Johnson

Executive Director, ACT Rochester
Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester director for over nine years, has extensive leadership experience in business, government, education and the non-profit sector. She is highly effective at building and leveraging relationships to maximize productivity and drive positive change.A native of... Read More →
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Emily Neilson-Winkler

CEO, BBetter
We survey your community with an innovative app to measure and improve well-being, by providing critical insights to your community.
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Jeffrey Niblack

Results Management Specialist, Minnesota Management and Budget
Jeff is part of Minnesota Management and Budget's (MMB) Results Management team, which works across agencies to facilitate the use of data to improve the lives of Minnesotans. As part of this team, Jeff manages the Minnesota Dashboard and other internal dashboards, initiative. Prior... Read More →
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Courtney Overby

Graduate Student, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Community Wealth enthusiast -- fierce social & environmental justice advocate -- strategist & convener -- nature fanatic -- observer -- systems entrepreneur -- queer-fem -- she/her -- ENTJ -- Enneagram 3Masters of Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota... Read More →
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Emily Perlmeter

Analyst, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank
EMILY RYDER PERLMETER is the Community Development Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she conducts research on issues relating to consumer finance, small business and the impact of public policies on low- and moderate-income communities. She earned an MPA from New... Read More →
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Louisa Shepherd

Director, Collective Impact, Epicenter
Louisa serves as the Director of Collective Impact at Epicenter, Memphis’s hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. At Epicenter, Louisa leads strategic initiatives to collect data and measure entrepreneurial activity across the city of Memphis and further Epicenter’s mission... Read More →

Monday September 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Memorial Hall

3:10pm CDT

Powered by Pecha Kucha: Data tools From Small Areas to the World
A series of short, dynamic presentations using the Pecha Kucha format of 20 slides x 20 seconds.

Using GIS to Create Small Area Demographic Profiles  
Presenter: Steven Aviles  
Description: This presentation will examine the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and geospatial analysis in creating a small area profile. When conventional geographic boundaries do not adhere to a study area and data becomes unreliable at a certain geographic scale, GIS can be used to solve these problems. Using examples from the Twin Cities, this presentation will demonstrate GIS methods and describe which geographies to use when most appropriate.

"Small area data visualization – Tools to access socio-economic data from the Census of Population  Presenter: Geoffrey Li  
Description: Enhance your analysis with small-area maps! Socio-economic indicators from the Canadian Census of Population can be easily accessed via the data visualization tools available from Statistics Canada.  This presentation will serve as a quick introduction to the different visualization tools that can be accessed from the Census web module, and demonstrate the functionality of the Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV).  

Crowdsport and Participatory GIS  
Presenter: Melanie  Davern  

The Power of Aligning Data Measurements Across Community Strategies  
Presenter: Mary Beth Lawler
Description: Discover how to align common measurement tools across common programs reporting on the same strategies. Communities strive to see what is happening in real time and see results across all programs  This data collection method will allow funders to see results across specific set segments and this will allow grantees to see results and make adjustments to service delivery to increase their results.

More isn’t always more: Everything you don’t need to worry about with web analytics 
Presenter: Julian Kittelson-Aldred  
Description: So you’ve installed a web analytics product (e.g. Google Analytics) on your community website…what next? Indictor projects often don’t have the same goals as commercial websites, which means that getting meaningful data out of business-oriented analytics products requires some creative thinking. I’ll share some tips that Minnesota Compass learned during a recent external evaluation about what analytics matter and when to discard the rules.

Census and Survey Data from Around the World - An Introduction to IPUMS International  
Presenter: David  Van Riper  
Description: Community indicator projects are increasingly international in scope, and they require data from different countries’ censuses and surveys. IPUMSInternational, part of the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation,lowers the barrier to accessing these data. IPUMS International contains over a billion microdata records, detailing the complete responses from individuals and households from 345 censuses and surveys in 89 countries. This presentation will describe our data holdings, acquisition strategy, harmonization of variables across space and time, data access system, and the geographic detail available in the microdata. We will also describe a new product that will provide small-area census data for countries not currently in IPUMS International.

Using Machine Learning to Analyze Barriers to Trade 
Presenter: Anton Prokopyev  
Description: The World Bank, in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), is aiming to remedy gaps in trade, tariff and non-tariff measures data collection and dissemination and to place financing of associated databases and analytical tools on a firm foundation. We aim to facilitate the process of identifying NTMs in official documents with automation using machine learning and thus save valuable donor resources for solving of other problems.


Steven Aviles

Research Associate, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
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Melanie Davern

Senior Research Fellow Co-Director Healthy Liveable Cities Group, RMIT University
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Dawn Helmrich

Director of Research and Evaluation, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Dawn Helmrich is the Director of Research and Evaluation at United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. During her tenure she has helped develop the Community Outcomes Project into a nationally recognized model and works directly with the community to ensure that funded programs... Read More →
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Julian Kittelson-Aldred

Web developer, Minnesota Compass // Wilder Research
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Anton Prokopyev

Data Scientist, The World Bank

Monday September 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
Memorial Hall
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