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ComNetworkSEATTLE: Lessons from the Frontiers of Data Storytelling

ComNetLOCAL Event

Seattle University

Join ComNetworkSEATTLE professionals working on Seattle’s homelessness and affordable housing issues for a timely discussion on data storytelling practices to advance the goals of your organization and change the narrative around your issue with policymakers, media, donors, community members and more.

We’ll demonstrate a range of data visualization tools, and consider ethical issues related to data presentation and story collection — including racial and social justice and working with homeless communities and other vulnerable populations.

You’ll participate in a Data Walk, critiquing the formatting, presentation and content of community data, and learn how to use this technique to engage a variety of audiences. We’ll also share low-cost, easy-to-use data tools. You’ll hear case studies on the impact of data storytelling; discuss best practices; and share your own success stories. You may also win a “Golden Ticket” that entitles you to a free copy of our favorite book on data storytelling. At the end, you’ll understand how to make data and stories work together more effectively to help you meet your communication objectives.

Featured Speakers

Christena Coutsoubos, Consultant (recently of Building Changes)
Catherine Hinrichsen, Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness
Anne Martens, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Official program runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free — but please RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount!


Seattle University

901 12th Avenue

Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room

Seattle, WA 98122


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