July 12, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Baltimore Data Day, a one-day conference designed to help city leaders expand their abilities to use technology and data for the improvement of local communities, will be held on Friday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Baltimore. The conference, which will bring together community organizations, nonprofit agencies, civic and faith-based institutions and government entities, will take place in UB's William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The conference is free and open to the public, although advanced registration is required. (Attendance details listed below.)
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (part of the University of Baltimore), in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and with support from with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Enterprise Community Partners, Baltimore City Department of Planning, Abell Foundation, Morgan State University, Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, organized this year's event.
"We are major proponents of the access and usage of reliable data and information as the foundation for positive change across the city," said Matthew Kachura, program manager of BNIA-JFI. "This workshop brings together a diverse community of people who use the BNIA-JFI data to help create constructive change."
At Baltimore Data Day, panel discussions and interactive workshops will explore a variety of topics including:
Also at this year's event, the 10th edition of BNIA-JFI’s annual Vital Signs report will be celebrated. Vital Signs 10 provides a decade's worth of data for Baltimore's neighborhoods.
Details on online registration and conference topics are available here. The conference's full agenda also is available there as well.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.