ScioDC #3: Data Visualization

The archived broadcast of this event is now available!

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:30-7:30 PM EDT

Where: American Chemical Society, Marvel Hall EFG, 1155 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (view map) and by livestream

Data Visualization: Turning numbers into stories

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in this age of information overload. Whether you are a political scientist grappling with polling data or a meteorologist analyzing weather patterns, generating compelling visualizations of complex data is a must for effective communication. But just how do you compress a wealth of disparate information into a single image that is able to be both stimulating and informative?

Come join ScienceOnlineDC on October 30 to hear how some of the best in the business use images to tell their stories. We’ll talk about issues related to data access, tools for, and principles of, visualization, and present a wide array of views on the role of visualization in conveying complex topics.

Join our expert panelists for a lively discussion!

Ron Coddington, Assistant Managing Editor, Visuals, at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Robert Simmon, lead visualizer, NASA Earth Observatory

Jon Schwabish, economist & creator of policy-relevant data visualizations

Start the event off at 5:30 PM with pizza and refreshments before the discussion starts at about 6:00. Our panelists will briefly share their experiences and tips, then we’ll open the floor to all of the participants to drive the conversation by asking questions and sharing ideas.

Continue the conversation at the #DCSciTweetUp afterwards at Elephant & Castle!

See you next week!

Eventbrite - ScioDC#3: Data Visualization

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