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Data Visualization + the 2016 Elections

Next month, a one day conference focused entirely on exploring, analyzing, and visualizing political data

April 21, 2015

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Our regular contributor Maral Pourkazemi sent us details regarding the Visualized: Political Data special one-time conference, an event set to take place next month in Washington, D.C., that will focus on the unique attributes of political data, the role data visualization will play in the 2016 elections, and how the voter can participate in the discussion.

This event is curated by Visualized in partnership with the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, and Maral shared with us all the details:

“The 2016 election season is heading into full swing. Just about every organization covering this election is adding to their staff and data visualization will play it’s biggest role in any election to date. It’s not just media companies that will cover these races. Citizen journalists will have access to more data than ever before and a broad set of new tools to visualize their own perspectives on the elections.

With our partners at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, we’re excited to present Visualized: Political Data, a special one-time conference that will focus on the unique attributes of political data, the role data visualization will play in these elections, and how you can participate in the discussion.

Visualized: Political Data is taking place just one month from today at George Washington University on May 21 in Washington D.C.

Speakers include: Chris Cilizza from the Fix (Washington Post), Derek Willis from the Upshot (New York Times), Rebecca Williams from data.gov, Sarah Newhall from blue state digital, Ben Casselman from FiveThirtyEight, and Ryan Sibley from Sunlight Foundation.

Some of the speakers confirmed to Visualized: Political Data
Some of the speakers confirmed to Visualized: Political Data

If you’re passionate about politics and data visualization, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Limited tickets for the conference are available now.

Pre-conference workshops

On Wednesday, May 20, we will host several pre-conference workshops that focus on essential parts of the data visualization process. Led by conference co-host, Jonathan Schwabish of PolicyViz, these 3-hour workshops are available individually and independently of the conference.

Get a ticket to the workshops here.

Students & Non-Profits:

We’ve opened up even more spots as part of our fellowship program with GWU. You still have time to apply to join us at no cost.

Apply today.

We hope to see you in Washington D.C. next month!”

 

Don’t forget to check our Events calendar to see the upcoming data visualization conferences, workshops and seminars.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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