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Washington Counts: The Decennial Census in the Digital Age

Posted: 9/16/2018 (Conference)

The Decennial Census is the largest civic action undertaken in the United States. It drives congressional reapportionment and redistricting; the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding annually; and countless legal, policy, business, and philanthropic decisions. Amidst the first-ever digital Census, at a time when our tech and media landscape looks entirely different than it did in the last Decennial Census in 2010, we are faced with both new challenges and new opportunities to ensure that everyone gets counted.

 The 2020 Census is on the horizon. Communities and governments are undergoing preparations to ensure all are counted. This workshop will provide a creative, problem-solving space that brings together diverse leaders and innovators from philanthropy, business, nonprofits, federal and local governments. You will learn about the importance of census data, how local communities benefit from a complete and accurate count, and the emerging challenges from a variety of perspectives. Then, the group will roll up their sleeves to go through a creative brainstorming process to generate new ideas and partnerships.


I am happy to announce we will be joined by:

  •  Ron Jarmin, Acting Director, US Census Bureau
  • Danah Boyd, Founder and President, Data & Society; Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Perla Ni, Founder, Census Outreach Project, CommuityConnect Labs, Great Nonprofits
  • Mara Abrams, Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs
  • Lorena Molina-Irizarri, Director of Operations, Census Open Innovation Labs

To register, please visit the event website. Please reply to this email if you have any questions.

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Date: 09/25/2018

Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

Location: The Seattle Foundation