The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, and the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver jointly invite you to attend two speaking engagements with a national leader in the data visualization field, Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute ( and PolicyViz (

Jonathan, an economist by training, built his career on the premise of helping others better communicate their research, analysis, and ideas. These events are tailored to the research community, government partners, and journalists. .

Event 1: Better Presentations

“When faced with the prospect of giving a presentation, researchers and analysts often simply convert their reports to slides: text is converted to bullets, and figures and tables are simply copied and pasted. The problem with that approach is that presentations are a fundamentally different form of communication than are reports or journal articles. In this presentation, I give you the conceptual underpinnings behind giving better presentations, and the tools and techniques to put them into practice.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
*Please arrive on time | Light appetizers provided

at the

University of Colorado Denver
2nd Floor Terrace Room
1380 Lawrence Street Center
Denver, CO 80204
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Event 2: Data Visualization Done Differently

“The data visualization field combines data analysis, graphic design, journalism, and statistics and aims to help analysts in a variety of fields provide their audience with greater insights into their research or products. In this presentation, I lay the groundwork for how to use data visualization to more effectively communicate. This presentation will demonstrate different types of visualizations and their uses, as well as how to avoid creating graphics that result in ineffective and inaccurate perceptions of data. These guidelines will prepare you to create clearer, more accurate, and more visually appealing graphics.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
*Please arrive on time | Lunch provided

at the

University of Denver
Craig Hall Community Room
2148 S High Street
Denver, CO 80208
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Cost: FREE


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