Tech@State: Data Visualization, this Friday


This Friday, please join us for discussions of innovative data visualization techniques and their applications for international development research and practice. Tech@State: Data Visualization will be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, but if you can't be there in person, it will also be streamed live on the internet.

Edward Tufte will get the discussions started with a keynote address on Policy and Technology. Other panelists will address the open data movement and how to leverage visualization techniques for planning, implementing, and monitoring aid projects. Breakout sessions will focus on key sectors and themes, including: data visualization to support disaster response and coordination; visualization for aid transparency; mobile technology and new media; and others. The full agenda and further details are available at You can also follow the discussions using the Twitter hashtag #techATstate.

The main event will be followed by an informal “unconference” on Sept. 24 (held at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center) to allow participants to brainstorm, network, and create their own agenda together.

Tech@State: Data Visualization is organized by the U.S. Department of State, AidData partners, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and is made possible through support from GFDRR, Fitzgerald Analytics, Esri, Microsoft, and MetroStar Systems. It is part of a series of Tech@State events, which bring together leaders, innovators, government personnel and others to collaborate on 21st century technology solutions to improve the education, health and welfare of the world's population.