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

Jay Peir, Tableau


Dr. Michael McAfee, PolicyLink


Shena Ashley, Urban Institute


Data for Programs

Lauren D'Amico, Community Solutions


Margaret Woley, A Way Home America


Bard Swallow, Higher Expectations for Racine County


Kate Hyder, Root Capital
Stephanie Zidek, Feeding America
Corey Malone-Smolla, Feeding America
Ray Leslie, Norwalk ACTS
Sheldon Halsted, Linksbridge
Fernando Javier Salas, REDIM
Abigail Leadbeater, Blue Ventures

Data for Advocacy

Allison Holder, Equal Measures 2030
KJ Zunigha, Linksbridge
Sam Jones, ACLED
Jackie Gardner, The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Kimi Barrett, Headwaters Economics

Closing Keynote

Neal Myrick, Tableau Foundation

Day 2

February 17, 2021

Opening Keynotes

Adam Selipsky, Tableau
Philipp Schonrock, CEPEI

Data for Internal Operations

Sasha Rabkin, Equal Opportunity Schools
Emily Olsen-Harbich, Farestart
Shkëlqim Kelmendi, Housing Connector

Data for Communications and Fundraising

Clayton Aldern, Grist
Eric Stowe, Splash
Aras Jizan and Leonard Pierce, Community Solutions
Gaetan Bailby, World Food Programme
Claire Wright, Meningitis Research Foundation
Andrea Schiller,