Events Data Science for Social Impact SPI

Data Science for Social Impact Event Series

Data can be a powerful tool, particularly in the social sector, with unique opportunities and challenges alike. However, the majority of available data-focused resources are designed to build technical skills. Fewer resources are designed to build capacity around elements of responsible data use or strategies for utilizing data to impact people’s lives and promote equitable outcomes.

The Data Science for Social Impact (DSSI) initiative is working to develop a set of free, accessible training and programming opportunities tailored to the priorities and needs of social sector organizations seeking to build capacity in these areas. Informed by our community and advisory committee, our key themes identified during our roundtables will lead our development of resources and learning events in 2022. 

2022 Learning Events

  • We Are All Data People: An Equity-Centered Approach to Increasing Impact – March 7, 2022
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  • Start Where You Are: Mapping a Journey Toward Equitable Data Practice – April 6, 2022
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  • Data-Informed, Equity Driven: Cultivating a Collaborative Data Culture – May 4, 2022
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  • Sharing Data, Sharing Power: Tools and Tensions in Collective Data Efforts – June 15, 2022
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  • It’s a Process, Not a Product: Building Equitable Data Infrastructure – July 14, 2022
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  • IMPROVE your impact – Sept. 2022
  • ENGAGE stakeholders and translate findings into action – Oct. 2022
  • Data Science for Social Impact Symposium – Fall 2022

Data Science for Social Impact Roundtable Series

In order to serve the needs of the St. Louis social sector, our event series was informed by roundtables hosted in 2021. Our first two roundtables took place in spring 2021. Feedback from participants, the DSSI advisory committee, and event planning partners informed the development and design of a second roundtable series in the fall of 2021. Informed by our community and advisory committee, our key themes identified during our roundtables will lead our development of resources and learning events in 2022. View all events here.