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:
As we mark the 5 year anniversary of TOP, we aim to inspire, connect, and continue solving problems together!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Native Voices: What Do We Need To Hear? How Technology, Data and Government Can Best Serve Tribal Communities
Jacob Crane (Tsuut'ina Nation)
SLC Air Protectors, Executive Director
Geoffrey Blackwell (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Omaha, and Muscogee Creek)
AMERIND, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel
Maria Howeth (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
eCivis, Sr. Customer Success Manager and Tribal Specialist
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Orange Sparkle Ball, Founder
National Indian Gaming Association, Legislative Director
The Pew Charitable Trusts, Manager
HUD: US Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Liaison/Analyst, Community Initiatives
Refugee Congress, Florida Refugee Organizer
Friday, December 11, 2020
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].