July 5, 2011
Contact: University Relations
Baltimore Data Day, a one-day conference designed to bring together community organizers, nonprofit agencies, researchers and government entities in order to expand their abilities to use technology and data for the improvement of local communities, will be held on Friday, July 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Baltimore. The conference, will take place in UB's William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (home of the Merrick School of Business), 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The conference is free and open to the public, although registration is required. (Attendance details listed below.)
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (part of the University of Baltimore), in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Baltimore City Department of Planning, organized Baltimore Data Day, which is now in its second year.
"Our mission is to provide access to reliable, community-based data, which can be the foundation for positive change across the city," said Matthew Kachura, program manager of BNIA-JFI. "Baltimore Data Day allows us to come together, collaborate and share information for our city’s neighborhoods to use data in the decision-making process and improve the quality of life in Baltimore."
Panel discussions and workshops will explore a variety of topics branching out from the core subject, including:
Details on online registration and conference topics are available here. The conference's full agenda also is available there.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.