Data Storytelling Workshop

Arlington, VA

November 13-14, 2023

1550 Wilson Blvd, 2nd Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

Preliminary Agenda

Why tell stories with data? How can we communicate quantitative work and research? And how can we do this effectively?

This 1.5-day workshop will cover the building blocks of data storytelling (e.g. charts, maps, interactive elements, animations, text, etc.) and how these elements can be used and combined to create effective visual narratives, websites, and dashboards. The workshop will consist of a mix of short presentations, group discussions, hands-on data visualization and mapping tutorials (using Observable), and story-boarding activities. By then end of this workshop, participants will have increased their understanding about how to communicate effectivity with data, create clear data visualizations, and craft data stories.

About the Instructor:

Jeff Allen is a cartographer and urban data scientist, currently working as Lead, Data Visualization at the School of Cities. He has a BASc in civil engineering and an MA and PhD in geography from the University of Toronto. He has worked as a data science and visualization consultant for public and non-profit organizations, and has published a number of peer reviewed journal articles and public reports. He also has taught several courses and workshops in data visualization, GIS, spatial analysis, urban geography, and transportation planning.





There is not a hotel room block for this training. The closest hotel to our location is Sonesta Select Arlington Rosslyn

Other nearby hotels include:
•  Hyatt Centric Arlington
•  Le Méridien Arlington
•  Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Rosslyn