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The Community Indicators Consortium is excited to invite your participation in our international summit in the field of indicators practice and research. Join us for two days of learning, sharing, and building impact, October 17-18, Downtown Chicago, “in the loop.”

With inspiring keynote speakers and over 60 experts and professionals involved in pinpointing, diagnosing, and turning around trends, Impact Summit 2013 will focus on the twin challenges of documenting widening social gaps and disparities and seeking opportunities to advance equity in our communities.  Our lineup of exceptional plenary speakers include Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health Beshara Choucair; Open Data Now's Joel Gurin; Daniel X. O'Neil, Executive Director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative; John Bracken, Director of the Knight News Challenge, Knight Foundation;  Susana Vasquez, Executive Director of LISC; and Munir Sheikh, Canada's former chief statistician.

Do you want to connect the trends moving our communities? Do you want to know where to apply pressure to bring about the change your community envisions? Does the distance between facts, perceptions, and tools for change seem too wide to bridge? As an active learning community and network of practice, the lessons offered and connections made in Chicago will live on for our membership through the online conference proceedings, future webinars, regional networking events, and other opportunities to re-connect and build impact.

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