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Dec. 15-16 Presentation: “The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States”

December 15-16, 2014 — from 15:00 to 17:30, Measure of America Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will be at Kansai University in Osaka, presenting Measure of America’s work on conceptualizing and applying well-being gauges at the community level. Several local well-being projects in Japan are being spearheaded with the advice of Kansai University Professor Takayoshi Kusago, who will be moderating this discussion. Contact us for more information on this event.

Nov. 19 Presentation: “Beyond GDP – Measuring Human Progress and Well-Being in the United States”

November 19, 2014 — from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at 142 Goldwin Smith Hall, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will speak at Cornell University. She is being hosted by the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality. She will present Measure of America’s exploration of well-being and opportunity in the United States using the American Human Development Index, a composite index comprised of indicators on health, education, and living standards. Measure of America is the only source of life expectancy calculations for different racial and ethnic groups as well as for states and for smaller populations within states in the U.S. today.

Panel Discussion: “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities around the World”

October 1, 2014 — Alan Flippen of NY Times’ The Upshot will moderate a discussion hosted by The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America. The panel comprises a diverse group of experts, policy makers, corporate and philanthropic foundations, and non-governmental organizations working on designing policies in regions and cities that improve their livability, their sustainability and the quality of life of the people who live and work within them. Co-Director of Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps, to be featured among the panelists.  Location: The Municipal Art Society of New York  | 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900, 9-11am. Public event. Space is limited. RSVP required. For availability, contact: csmith@mas.org.

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EVENT: Health Data for the Common Good

November 12, 2014 — Measure of America co-directors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps will be participating in a discussion at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Conference Center in Washington D.C. The conference, called “Health Data for  the Common Good,” is a meeting of public and nonprofit organizations engaged in measurement and online public reporting of U.S. population health and health system performance.

EVENT: Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

November 5, 2014 — Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will moderate a panel discussion on resilience at the Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference. More information here.

EVENT: Mapping Well-being and Opportunity

October 1, 2014 — The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America are convening a roundtable discussion on: “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities Around the World.” The event will be held at The Municipal Art Society of New York. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be delivering a keynote address.

EVENT: Opportunity Youth Network Second Annual Convention

October 1, 2014 — Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will deliver a keynote presentation at the Second Annual Convening of the Opportunity Youth Network in Washington, D.C. The Opportunity Youth Network is part of The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.

Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s Disconnected Youth Summit

Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be presenting at the Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s first Disconnected Youth Summit on May 7, 2014. Kristen will be presenting Measure of America’s research on disconnected youth, which caused the summit to be convened.

The Office of Minority Health and Community Science Webinar

Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be presenting at The Office of Minority Health and Community Science Webinar: Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data on Social Determinants of Health. Sarah will be presenting information on Measure of America’s feature mapping program on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 3:30 – 5:00 EST  (click here to register).

 

World Affairs Council 2013 Conference: March 7-8, 2013

Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the World Affairs Council’s annual conference on the critical global issues we face today. Featured keynote speakers will be Fareed Zakaria of CNN and Chris Anderson, Editor of Wired. Read more