Data Visualization Panel Discussion in Philly

A joint panel presentation from the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA-Phil) and the Philadelphia Chapter of the SLA.
Please join us for our upcoming event on November 12, 2015 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Data Visualization- Current Tools and Future Trends

Data is more prolific and more available than ever, and its presentation can be complex and alienating to the public and information professionals alike. With visual clarity, good design, and an increasing number of accessible tools, data can be used to engage stakeholders and customers, and to clarify and simplify research, commercial, and public information.

·         Luis Ahumada, Principal Information Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

·         Laurie Allen, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services, Haverford College

·         Lauren Ancona, Data Scientist, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology

·         Joshua Tapley, Director, Data Visualization, Comcast Enterprise Business Intelligence
During this panel presentation, participants will find out more about engaging and innovative data visualization projects in the Philadelphia area, the tools and strategies used by enterprises of different scales to procure, process, and promote visualized data, and generate ideas on how data visualization tools can be put to work within their own organizations.

WHERE: Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 105, 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia (For directions and parking information use this link:
COST: $15, Wine and Cheese will be served. Pre-registration required online at

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