The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020 The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020

A Virtual Technology, Data & Community Conference

Hosted by the Census Open Innovation Labs at the U.S. Census Bureau

The Opportunity Project (TOP), an innovation program within the U.S. Census Bureau, champions the idea that working with government can be collaborative, groundbreaking, and even fun.  Over the past 5 years, TOP has brought together hundreds of people from around the nation and world to create life-changing technology, driven by real people and powered by open data.  This year our Earth-themed sprints focused on natural and built environment challenges, in collaboration with EPA, USDA, OMB, the State Department, HUD, the Wilson Center, USA for UNHCR, and more than 300 sprint participants. We’ll feature 35+ new tools -- our biggest year yet -- created through the sprints, and the launch of the TOPx toolkit for federal agencies.  


Demo Week is a celebration of work accomplished this year and the values our community embodies: 

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As we mark the 5 year anniversary of TOP, we aim to inspire, connect, and continue solving problems together!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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→ Keynote Government Innovation
Welcome to Demo Week! Opening message from Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham
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Steven Dillingham
Steven Dillingham U.S. Census Bureau, Director
Drew Zachary
Drew Zachary Census Open Innovation Labs, Managing Director
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Lorena Molina-Irizarry Census Open Innovation Labs, Director of Operations
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→ Keynote Natural Environment
Earth Day Every Day: Empowering the Public to Understand Threats to Oceans and Air
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Jenna Jambeck
Jenna Jambeck University of Georgia, Distinguished Professor and National Geographic Fellow
Siddharth Muchhal
Siddharth Muchhal Georgetown University, Student
Elizabeth Nguyen
Elizabeth Nguyen Georgetown Beeck Center, Student
Naveen Narayanan Meyyappan
Naveen Narayanan Meyyappan Rutgers University, Graduate Student
Keith VanGraafeiland
Keith VanGraafeiland Esri, Principal Product Engineer
Kunal Sawarkar
Kunal Sawarkar IBM, Principal Data Scientist
Sruti Modekurty
Sruti Modekurty OpenAQ, Platform Lead
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Chace Paulson American University, MS Data Science
Sukhmeet Bedi
Sukhmeet Bedi Rutgers Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy, Student
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→ Keynote Natural Environment
Building Resilience into Fractured Systems: Recycling, Agriculture, and Community Reactions
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Sarah Kollar
Sarah Kollar Ocean Conservancy, Outreach Manager, International Coastal Cleanup, Trash Free Seas Program
Lucas Mariacher
Lucas Mariacher City of Phoenix, Operations Manager
Susan Mudd
Susan Mudd ELPC, Senior Policy Advocate
Dr. Ming-Chih Hung
Dr. Ming-Chih Hung Northwest Missouri State University, Professor of Geography/GIScience
Ali Akil
Ali Akil Eco Bloc, CEO + Co-founder
Mikel Maron
Mikel Maron Mapbox, Community Team Lead
Dave Williams
Dave Williams Newlight Technologies, CLOUD ARCHITECT AND SENIOR CONSULTANT
Polina Girshman
Polina Girshman SAP, Senior Manager, Experience Design
James Sullivan
James Sullivan SAP, Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator
Eric Ewing
Eric Ewing General Services Administration (GSA), Director, AI Center of Excellence
Dominica Zhu
Dominica Zhu Lead Program Manager and Impact Strategist
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→ Panel Technology for Good
Igniting Civic Tech Innovation for the Next Generation
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Andreen Soley
Andreen Soley New America, Director, Public Interest Technology (PIT) University Network
Nicole Clark
Nicole Clark Youth Mappers, TOP product developer
Ivan Stoykov
Ivan Stoykov George Mason University, Student
Lucas Chu
Lucas Chu Harvard IOP STEAM Team, Lead

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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→ Keynote Built Environment Technology for Good
Lifting Up Families for Economic Success: The Latest in Tech Towards the American Dream
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Daniel Goldsmith
Daniel Goldsmith Julius Education, Managing Director & Cofounder
Jim Hill
Jim Hill OPS1, CEO
Chris Lanoue
Chris Lanoue Director Engineering and Operations, Graphicacy
Ja’Ron Smith
Ja’Ron Smith The Center for Advancing Opportunity, Executive Director
Collin Stevens
Collin Stevens USAHello, Director of Technology
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→ Keynote Built Environment Technology for Good Community Building
Empowering Communities for Resilience and Sustainable Growth
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Meaghan Kennedy
Meaghan Kennedy Orange Sparkle Ball, Founder
Chelsea Blake
Chelsea Blake National Indian Gaming Association, Legislative Director
Colin Foard
Colin Foard The Pew Charitable Trusts, Manager
Jake Akervik
Jake Akervik HUD: US Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Liaison/Analyst, Community Initiatives
Basma Alawee
Basma Alawee Refugee Congress, Florida Refugee Organizer
Matthew Dalbey
Matthew Dalbey US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Director, Office of Community Revitalization
Patrick Corrigan
Patrick Corrigan White House Office of Management and Budget, Senior Advisor, Performing the Duties of the Controller
Matt Dunne
Matt Dunne Center on Rural Innovation, Founder and Executive Director
Linda Ge
Linda Ge Citi Ventures, Assistant Vice President & Associate Product Manager, Studio
Ryan Harper
Ryan Harper Citi Ventures, Senior Vice President & Senior Product Manager, Studio
Dawn Holl
Dawn Holl Reveal Global Consulting, Vice President
Marie Breton
Marie Breton Alteryx, Sales Engineer-Federal
Michelle Zee
Michelle Zee Columbia University, Graduate Student
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Surekha Sreethar iConsult Collaborative, Syracuse University, Program Manager
Salonee Ameria
Salonee Ameria iConsult Collaborative, Syracuse University, Program Manager
Joe DiStefano
Joe DiStefano UrbanFootprint, CEO & Co-Founder
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→ Keynote Civics Education Government Innovation
Don’t Forget the Data – or the Civics: Digital Education for a New Generation
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Jim Richardson
Jim Richardson U.S. Department of State, Director of Foreign Assistance
Terri Susan Fine
Terri Susan Fine University of Central Florida, Content Specialist, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship and Professor of Political Science
Abhi Desai
Abhi Desai LexGen, Founder
Amin Vafa
Amin Vafa U.S. Department of State, Enterprise Data Strategy Lead
Meaghan E Murphy
Meaghan E Murphy Suffolk University, MBA & MSM Candidate
Shradha Satish Kulkarni
Shradha Satish Kulkarni iConsult Collaborative, Syracuse University, Program Manager
Jill Elizabeth Stapleton
Jill Elizabeth Stapleton iConsult Collaborative, Syracuse University, Program Manager
Anna Valuev
Anna Valuev Head of Strategic Initiatives
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→ Panel Government Innovation Technology for Good
Lessons from 5 Years of TOP: A Conversation on the State of the Innovation Ecosystem
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Daniel Correa
Daniel Correa Partnership for Public Service, Strategic Advisor
Nico Papafil
Nico Papafil GSA, Director of 10x
Jennifer Lassiter
Jennifer Lassiter Consumer Financial, Chief of Staff and Program Operations Lead, Design + Development, Tech & Innovation
Drew Zachary
Drew Zachary Census Open Innovation Labs, Managing Director
Radhika Bhatt
Radhika Bhatt The Opportunity Project, Deputy Director
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Friday, December 11, 2020

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→ Panel Technology for Good Human-Centered Design
Hearing Veterans Voices: Community + Tech to Support Mental Health
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Ben Sledge
Ben Sledge HeartSupport, Director of Veteran Outreach
Bryan Lane
Bryan Lane General Services Administration, Technology Transformation Services, Co-Founder, AI Center of Excellence
Chris Bourne
Chris Bourne Department of Housing and Urban Development, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Innovation
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- EST
→ Workshop Technology for Good Community Building
*SESSION FULL* Innovating at any Scale: Civic Tech for State and Local Government
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Sarah Kerner
Sarah Kerner CivStart, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Lyell
Nick Lyell CivStart, Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer
Katya Abazajian
Katya Abazajian Beeck Center, Fellow, Data + Digital
Josh Sorin
Josh Sorin Centre for Public Impact, Program Director, City Innovation
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- EST
→ Workshop Government Innovation Human-Centered Design
Learn with TOP: A Master Class on Human Centered Design for Public Servants (of any kind!)
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Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor AIGA DC, DotGov Design Chair
Margeaux Akazawa
Margeaux Akazawa Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Innovation Strategist
Scott Weiss
Scott Weiss General Services Administration, Presidential Innovation Fellow
Katherine Tobin
Katherine Tobin TM, Director of Research and Strategy
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→ Workshop Government Innovation Technology for Good
Learn with TOP: Demystifying Data to help respond to COVID-19
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Cathy Buffington
Cathy Buffington Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Small Business Pulse Survey
Jason Fields
Jason Fields Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Director, Household Pulse Survey & Senior Researcher for Demographic Programs
Ryan Dolan
Ryan Dolan U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Gerson Vasquez
Gerson Vasquez U.S. Census Bureau, Data Visualization Lead
Mikel Maron
Mikel Maron Mapbox, Community Team Lead
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→ Networking Government Innovation
Closing: Acknowledgements, What's Next + Meet The Opportunity Project team!
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Drew Zachary
Drew Zachary Census Open Innovation Labs, Managing Director
Lorena Molina-Irizarry
Lorena Molina-Irizarry Census Open Innovation Labs, Director of Operations
Radhika Bhatt
Radhika Bhatt The Opportunity Project, Deputy Director
Haley Ashcom Miller
Haley Ashcom Miller Innovation Strategist
Emma Brennan
Emma Brennan U.S. Census Bureau, User Experience Designer at the Census Open Innovation Labs
Dominica Zhu
Dominica Zhu Lead Program Manager and Impact Strategist
Anna Valuev
Anna Valuev Head of Strategic Initiatives
Neve Foresti
Neve Foresti Civic Digital Fellow
Jianna So
Jianna So Civic Digital Fellow
Michael Neal Bagby
Michael Neal Bagby Census Open Innovation Labs, Program Manager

Accessibility: Captioning (CART or Communication Access Real-Time Translation) will be provided for ALL sessions held via zoom or live streamed via youtube. Sign language interpreting services will be made available as requested for individual sessions. If you would like to request ASL interpreting services or have questions concerning accommodations, please email us at [email protected].