Denver Data Storytellers host the Visual Trumpery Lecture Tour
Event Date & Time: Thursday Jan 24, 2019, 6:30 – 9 pm
Event Location: General Assembly, 3825 N Lafayette St, Denver, CO 80205
Denver Data Storytellers is hosting their biggest event ever, a seminar by
internationally-known author and speaker Alberto Cairo!
Join them at General Assembly on Thursday Jan 24th , from 6:30 – 9 pm.
For the past year, Professor Cairo has been on an international lecture tour about
citizen data literacy. It is all too easy in our time for facts to be manipulated for political
purposes, and we believe citizen data literacy is a critical and under-developed skill.
Join Denver Data Storytellers on January 24th to learn more about how we can all fight against
fake data and misleading information!
This event, like all that we host, will be free of cost and open to anyone interested. More details can be found here.
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Why this topic?
In an era where facts are all too often manipulated for political purposes, we
believe citizen data literacy is a critical and under-practiced skill. As a convening of
professionals that tell stories through data, we’re in a unique position to help bring relevant
knowledge and tools around this topic in Denver while keeping the conversation objective.
So who is Alberto Cairo?
Professor Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at
the School of Communication of the University of Miami. He has authored two books on data
storytelling and engagement: “The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and
Visualization and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication”. In addition to
his teaching and publishing, he has consulted with companies in over 20 countries and spoken
at a wide range of events including the Google News Summit, Microsoft Data Summit, World
Conference of Science Journalists, North American Cartographic Information Society,
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference, and now Visual Trumpery lecture tour.
How much will this event cost?
Our group offers all of our events at no cost, so our convening
can be accessible to all.
Who is Denver Data Storytellers?
We are a guru-free community of individuals passionate
about telling stories effectively with data. Our free, bimonthly events are facilitated by
community members and center around our values of practicality, diversity of perspectives,
sharing resources, and cultural sensitivity. Over the past two years, our membership has grown
to roughly 150 individuals from across professions, industries, and sectors.