Virtual Summit 2021

Visualizing Every Person: How Disaggregated Data Can Build a More Just World


We may not have been able to gather in person, but it doesn’t mean we couldn't come together. This Tableau Foundation hosted its first virtual Tableau Foundation Summit featuring sessions on the effective use of data from nonprofit leaders across the world.

And at this moment of challenge and uncertainty, the work of this community of practitioners has never been more important. Your data is more than a mark on the screen—it is a person who is themselves facing their own health, economic, and social challenges.

Over the course of the two day conference, we hosted conversations and presentations from a variety of Tableau Foundation partners. Together, we explored ways disaggregated data is opening a window on the needs of people, and highlighting opportunities to help through and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Day 1

February 16, 2021

Opening Keynotes

Welcome to the Tableau Foundation Summit

Jay Peir, Tableau


Using Data to Create an Anti-Racist Society

Dr. Michael McAfee, PolicyLink


The Ethical Use of Data to Pursue Racial Justice

Shena Ashley, Urban Institute


Data for Programs

Using By Name Lists to Explore Person-Level Insights

Lauren D'Amico, Community Solutions


Visualizing People, Not Disproportionality

Margaret Woley, A Way Home America


Visualizing the Legacy of Redlining

Bard Swallow, Higher Expectations for Racine County


Providing Data to Smallholder Farmers

Kate Hyder, Root Capital

How One Tableau Dashboard Provided Food to Millions of Families in Need

Stephanie Zidek, Feeding America

How One Tableau Dashboard Provided Food to Millions of Families in Need

Corey Malone-Smolla, Feeding America

Placing Meal Pick-Up Sites During a Pandemic

Ray Leslie, Norwalk ACTS

Showcasing the Vaccine Almanac

Sheldon Halsted, Linksbridge

Four Lessons on Data Disaggregation

Fernando Javier Salas, REDIM

Providing Individualized Data at a Hyper-Local Level

Abigail Leadbeater, Blue Ventures

Data for Advocacy

Presenting the SDG Gender Index

Allison Holder, Equal Measures 2030

Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Campaigns

KJ Zunigha, Linksbridge

Introducing the US Crisis Monitor Dashboard

Sam Jones, ACLED

Re-enVIZioning Homelessness Data with Tableau

Jackie Gardner, The National Alliance to End Homelessness

Changing the Narrative on Wildfire Risk

Kimi Barrett, Headwaters Economics

Closing Keynote

Updates from Tableau Foundation and Introducing the Data Equity Hub

Neal Myrick, Tableau Foundation

Day 2

February 17, 2021

Opening Keynotes

Creating a Culture of Data

Adam Selipsky, Tableau

A Global Perspective on How Data Drives Social Impact

Philipp Schonrock, CEPEI

Data for Internal Operations

Understanding the Impact of the Pandemic on Students

Sasha Rabkin, Equal Opportunity Schools

How Data Helped Us Regrant Donor Dollars

Emily Olsen-Harbich, Farestart

Using Tableau to Disrupt the Cycle of Homelessness

Shkëlqim Kelmendi, Housing Connector

Data for Communications and Fundraising

Using Visual Metaphor to Make Abstract Problems More Tangible

Clayton Aldern, Grist

Inside our Grant Progress and Executive Dashboards

Eric Stowe, Splash

Creating Dashboards for Funders and Partners

Aras Jizan and Leonard Pierce, Community Solutions

Transforming Data Points Into Calls to Action

Gaetan Bailby, World Food Programme

Visualising Data to Defeat Meningitis

Claire Wright, Meningitis Research Foundation

Introducing Nonprofit Starter Dashboards for Tableau

Andrea Schiller,