Local User Conferences (Data Day) Directory
Several NNIP partners organize gatherings each year to highlight ways that data has been used to improve neighborhoods and to allow local users to network and learn from each other. Some are solely data-focused; others have a broader agenda. This guide is in development, but for now presents basic information and links to the past and present user conferences.
Related resources include:
- Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance has produced a summary report on their 2013 Data Day describing the agenda, meeting format, attendees, etc.
- NNIP held a panel session on "Lessons from User Conferences" in Denver in 2014.
- Data You Can Use hosted Data Day 2019 in Milwaukee with a webinar on "Building Knowledge and Excitment Around Data."
- Sunlight Foundation featured the Cleveland Data Day as an example of a community data dialogue.
- Community Indicators Consortium featured three NNIP partners in 2019 on a webinar on "Data Days: Building Knowledge and Excitement Around Data."
There are also examples of community data conferences outside of NNIP:
- Chicago School of Data Days, held in September 2014. Their YouTube channel has videos of the event.
- Connecticut’s Open Data conference, held annually since 2014.
Summary Table of NNIP Partner Data Conferences
|Partner City||First Year||Latest Year||Participants||Target Audience(s)|
|Baltimore||2010||2023||500||Nonprofits, residents, government agencies, researchers, students|
|Nonprofits, local government agencies|
|Charlotte||2013||2015||178||Nonprofits, residents, government agencies, researchers, students|
|Cleveland||2017||2023||150||Nonprofits, residents, government agencies, elected officials, civic technologists|
|250||Nonprofits, advocates, government agencies|
|Dallas||2005||2008||700||Nonprofits, elected officials|
|Denver||2015||2019||120||Nonprofits, neighborhoods and community-based organizations, government agencies|
|Indianapolis||2005||2015||375||Nonprofits, neighborhoods and community-based organizations, government agencies|
|Milwaukee||2015||2023||75||Neighborhood residents, nonprofits, local data experts|
|Pittsburgh||2010||2017||110||Nonprofits, resident groups, local government agencies, elected officials, funders, faculty, students|