Friday, July 10, 2015
University of Baltimore’s Thumel Business Center
(11 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD)


Pre-Session on Creative Placemaking

The Keynote Session of Baltimore Data Day
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
502 S. Sharp Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

2:30 PM – Registration

3:00 PM – Welcome

  • Ellen Janes, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch
  • Seema D. Iyer, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute

Keynote Address:

  • Jason Schupbach, National Endowment for the Arts


  • Mark J Stern, Co-founder of the Social Impact of the Arts Project, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lindsay Tucker So, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
  • Ira Goldstein, The Reinvestment Fund

Panel Discussion

  • Jeannie Howe, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
  • Jane Brown, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
  • Seema Iyer, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicator’s Alliance – Jacob France Institute
  • Dana Johnson, The Reinvestment Fund
  • Randi Vega, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
  • Moderator: Alyce Myatt, Alyce Myatt Consulting

5:00 PM – Reception


Strengthening Communities through Neighborhood Data

Friday, July 10, 2015
University of Baltimore – Thumel Business Center
11 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201


About Data Day

Baltimore Data Day is an annual workshop to help communities expand their capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals. At this 6th Annual Baltimore Data Day, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and civic-minded technologists come together to see the latest trends in community-based data and learn how other groups are using data to support and advance constructive change. Baltimore Data Day is structured around a series of “how to” interactive workshops in which people who work with data will explain what data is available, where to find and access data, and how data can be actionable for communities.

This conference has been organized by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the with generous support from the Office of the Provost at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore Collegetown Network, BBVA, Enterprise, and the Abell Foundation.

8:30 – 9:15 AM – Poster & Information Session/Coffee (Atrium)

  • Baltimore City Planning Department
  • Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
  • Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute
  • Census Bureau
  • Citizens Planning and Housing Association
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library

9:15 AM – Welcome (M. Scot Kaufmann Auditorium) – VIEW THE LIVESTREAM

  • UB Provost Joe Wood
  • Introduction to Vital Signs, Seema D. Iyer, BNIA-JFI
  • Cultural Indicators for Community Development, Mark Stern, Social Impact of the Arts Project, University of Pennsylvania
  • Data Users Census – Voting: Code: 90 81 00

10:30 – 10:45 AM – Break (Atrium)

10:45 – 12:00 PM – Morning Workshops (Sessions Run Concurrently)

HOUSING: Finding Information about Tax Sale Foreclosures in your Neighborhood (Room BC 207)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Tracey Barbour-Gillett, Abell Foundation
  • Data Provider: Wendi Renfern, Baltimore Housing
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Robin Jacobs, Community Law Center, Inc
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Margaret Henn, Pro Bono Resource Center
  • Data User: Joyce Smith, Operation ReachOut SouthWest

ARTS: The Value of Arts and Culture Data in the Community Development Mix (Room BC 227)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Alyce Myatt, Alice Myatt Consulting
  • Data Provider: Lindsay Tucker So, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Pamela Dunne, Maryland State Arts Council
  • Data User:  Kalima Young, Baltimore Art + Justice

PUBLIC HEALTH  DATA: From Awareness to Action (Room BC 205)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Michael Scott, Equity Matters
  • Data Provider: Jonathan Gross, Office of Youth Violence Prevention, Baltimore City Health Department
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Kim Eisenreich, Family League
  • Data User: Joy Twesigye, West Baltimore Health Enterprise Zone

MEDIA: Reporting on Neighborhoods- Using Data to Find the Story Behind the Stories (Room BC 235)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Sean Mussenden, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
  • Data Visualization: Adam Marton, Baltimore Sun
  • Local Reporter: Lawrence Lanahan, Freelance Journalist and Radio Producer
  • Community Perspectives: Sally Cherry, Cherry Consulting Network

12:00PM – 1:00 PM – Moderated Table Conversations (Atrium)

  •  Incentives and Programs that Support Business and Neighborhood Development
    Moderator: Kristina Williams, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Using Data to Advance Access to Justice
    Moderator: Reena Shah, Maryland Legal Aid
  • Food and Health Data
    Moderator: Amanda Buczynski, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arts and Culture
    Moderator: Jane Brown, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
  • TBD
    Moderator: Mark Kravatz, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
  • TBD
    Moderator: Rebecca Nagle, No Boundaries Coalition
  • TBD
    Moderator: Talib Horne, Bon Secours Health System
  • Baltimore’s Promise- What we do, and how data drives our Collective Impact Strategy
    Moderator: Al Passarella, Baltimore’s Promise
  • Innovation Lab for Social Impact
    Moderator: Michelle Geiss, Impact Hub Baltimore
  • INSPIRE: Neighborhood Investment Around New School Construction
    Moderators: Reni Lawal & Aaron Bond, INSPIRE Program

1:00 – 2:00PM – Hands on Workshops

Open Baltimore (Room BC B019)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Heather Hudson, Mayor’s Office of Information Technology

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance Website and Data Resources (Room BC B015)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Nancy Jones, BNIA-JFI

Mapping Your Neighborhood (Room BC B025)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Jennifer Darragh & Bonnie Wittstadt, GIS and Data Services, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amy Lee Walton, Mapbox

Introduction to R (Room BC B143)
Data Expertise Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  • Evan Mahone, BNIA-JFI

2:00-3:15PM – Afternoon Workshops (Sessions run concurrently)

WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Occupational Data for Workforce Programs  (Room BC 205)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Melanie Styles, The Abell Foundation
  • Data Provider: James Palma, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Claire Watson, Maryland New Directions
  • Data User: Nii Sowah, Center for Urban Families

CIVIC TECHNOLOGY: From Tech to Transformation (Room BC 207)
Data Expertise Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  • Moderator: Sharon Paley, Center for Governmental Excellence, Johns Hopkins University
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Justin Elszasz, The Training Set
  • CityView Presentation: Samatha Luckhardt, Mayor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Researcher: Ryan Smith, Johns Hopkins University

ARTS & CULTURE: Identifying Opportunities for Creative Placemaking (Room BC 227)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator : Krista Green, Baltimore Promotion of the Arts
  • Data Provider:  Elizabeth Nash, The Reinvestment Fund
  • Non-Profit or Researcher: Mark Treskon, Urban Institute
  • Data User: Priya Bhayana, Bromo Arts & Entertainment District

PUBLIC SAFETY: Using Data to Keep Baltimore Safe (Room BC 235)
Data Expertise Level: Beginner

  • Moderator: Emily Shaw, Sunlight Foundation
  • Data Provider: Denice Ross, Presidential Innovation Fellow, White House Police Data Initiative
  • Researcher: Amanda Petteruti, Justice Policy Institute
  • Data User: Greg Carpenter, Jericho Re-Entry








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