The Decennial Census is the largest civic action undertaken in the United States. It drives congressional reapportionment and redistricting; the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding annually; and countless legal, policy, business, and philanthropic decisions. Amidst the first-ever digital Census, at a time when our tech and media landscape looks entirely different than it did in the last Decennial Census in 2010, we are faced with both new challenges and new opportunities to ensure that everyone gets counted.
This workshop will provide a creative problem-solving space that brings together diverse leaders and innovators from philanthropy, business, nonprofits, federal and local governments. You'll learn about the importance of census data, how local communities benefit from a complete and accurate count, and the emerging challenges from a variety of perspectives. Then you’ll roll up your sleeves as we take you through a creative brainstorming process to generate new ideas and partnerships.