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The Learning Conference 2015

June 10–11, 2015

Boston, Mass.

Short Talk 4: Presenting Data Effectively

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM–11:15 AM EDT
Cape Cod (Main Lobby)
Session Description

Designing charts and graphs is about more than making things look pretty. Ultimately, we report and present our information to teach our audience, to get our content firmly planted in their knowledge base, and to help them act and make decisions. Unthoughtful data visualization costs audience time, money and patience. It cuts the conversation short. Intentional data visualization clears the way for thought leadership and intellectual discussion. Stephanie Evergreen will tell the stories of how effective data presentation shifts organizational culture and changes the conversation.

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Stephanie Evergreen, Evergreen Data
Speaker Biography

Stephanie Evergreen’s research-based approach to design make her a sought-after speaker and consultant for organizations ranging from small nonprofits, community foundations and university departments to those national and international in scope like Verizon, United Nations, and Head Start.

She holds a PhD in interdisciplinary research, which included a dissertation on the extent of graphic design use in research communications. This interdisciplinary focus gives Stephanie the unique ability to specialize in data from a wide range of fields, from education to health care to policy to market research and beyond.

Stephanie is a frequent international keynote speaker and leads more than 50 workshops every year, from 1 hour to 2 days in length. She is the co-host of Rad Presenters Podcast, and regularly blogs on data presentation. She is a guest blogger for the likes of Presentation MagazineBeth KanterNTEN and aea365.

Her book, Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact, was published by Sage in Fall 2013. She is co-editor and co-author of two issues of New Directions for Evaluation on data visualization.

Within the American Evaluation Association, Stephanie founded a topical interest group on data visualization and reporting. She also led the first known initiative to change the culture of presentation within a professional association, the Potent Presentations Initiative.

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