The conference will be held at the Harvard University's Center for Government and International Studies South Building all day on Friday, November 16th, 2018.

The data analysis Hackathon is on Thursday November 15th.  For more information about this event, please see the Hackathon page.


9-9.30am: Check-in and Coffee

9.30-9.45am: Introductions

Ryan Enos (Harvard University), Stephen Pettigrew (University of Pennsylvania), Dritan Nesho (HarrisX)

9.45 - 10.45am: Measuring & Mapping the Midterms

Nate Cohn (New York Times), Amanda Cox (New York Times), Kirk Goldsberry (ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, University of Texas), Mark Penn (Stagwell Group)

10.45 - 11am: Hackathon Presentation A

11-11.15am: Break

11.15-11:30am: Hackathon Presentation B

11.30 - 12.30pm: Tech Firms, Misinformation, & Moderation

Betsy Hoover (270 Strategies), Dave Karpf (George Washington University), Shannon McGregor (University of Utah), Ryan Meerstein (Targeted Victory), Jeremy Merrill (ProPublica)

12.30 - 12.45pm: Lightning Talks

Kabir Khanna (CBS News), Charlotte Swasey (Civis Analytics)

12.45 - 1.45pm: Lunch

1.45 - 2pm: Hackathon Presentation C

2 - 3pm: Data Journalism in the Midterms

Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight), Lynn Vavreck (UCLA)

3 - 3.10pm: Lightning Talk

Cameron Wimpy (MIT Election Data and Science Lab)

3.10 - 3.30pm: Break

3.30 - 3.45pm: Hackathon Presentation D

3.45 - 4.45pm: Gerrymandering: Data and Fairness

Steve Ansolabehere (Harvard University), Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke Law/Harvard Law), Moon Duchin (Tufts Univerrsity), Ben Ginsberg (Jones Day), Allison Riggs (Southern Coalition for Social Justice)

4.45 - 5.45pm: Reception