Data Storytelling Workshop

Arlington, VA

December 5, 7, 12, 14, 2023

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Online Training


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

This multi-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 the 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.


Non-Members: $600
Members: $480
Premium Members: $420

If you are a member of C2ER or the LMI Institute, contact  Jennifer Gual (jgual@crec.net) about receiving a membership discount.