Learning and Doing Data for Good

A conference for academics & their partners

A photo of the 2015 Data Science for Social Good fellows jumping for joy

Join us September 9th through 11th, 2022

The eScience Institute and the West Big Data Innovation Hub are hosting the “Learning and Doing Data for Good: A conference for academics and their partners,” which will be a forum for current students and alumni of university-based data for good programs to have the opportunity to present their work alongside past partners and data science professionals.

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The Data for Good conference will be held from Friday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 11th at 12:30 p.m. in the Zillow Room at the Bill and Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. We hope this will be a space of interesting and inspiring discussions and a time for connecting with colleagues and partners who are motivated to learn from and meet the needs of communities and people using data for change.

The conference will be both in-person and virtual this year. We are also excited to support travel to Seattle on a case-by-case basis for current students and alumni participating in this event. Please note if funding support is requested, early registration is strongly recommended.

Call for Presenters: Current and former students who have participated in university-based data for good programs and/or related research are eligible to present a poster or talk. Team presentations are encouraged.


Conference Schedule

Please note that all times are in Pacific Daylight time

DAY 1 (Friday, September 9th)

12:00 p.m. – Registration and Walking Tour of UW and other self-guided activities

3:45 p.m. – Break

4:15 p.m. – Pre-Welcome

4:30 p.m. – Mixer: Getting to Know You, Poster Display, and Game Room

7:00 p.m. – Dinner Reservation


DAY 2 (Saturday, September 10th)

7:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Keynote Speaker

9:30 a.m. – Session 1 (8-minute talks)

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Poster Session

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Session 2 (8-minute talks)

2:00 p.m. – Data for Good Partners (panel)

3:00 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. – Exploring a Career Path (Q&A): Talk with a Representative (panel and 1-on-1)

3:15 p.m. – Running a Data for Good Program: Best Practices (organizers only)

4:30 p.m. – Appetizers, Posters, and Mingling

6:30 p.m. – Dinner Reservations


DAY 3 (Sunday, September 11th)

8: 00 a.m. – Breakfast Bar

8:30 a.m. – Closing Remarks

8:45 a.m. – Session 3 (8 minute talks)

9:45 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – Session 4 (8 minute talks)

11:00 a.m. – Data for Good Alumni: Where are they now?


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