Featured Session: The State of the Union in Numbers

What’s “middle class” in America and how is it doing? How well is the government educating our population, and what is the cost? Are we getting healthier? And, perhaps the most daunting question of all, where can Americans get trustworthy answers? To find out, attend this featured talk with Steve Ballmer, the founder of USAFacts, Chairman of the LA Clippers, and former Microsoft CEO. Mr. Ballmer will discuss:

The importance of a reliable, nonpartisan source of facts
How government data is everyone’s data
How data can be beautiful
How the not-for-profit he founded is making it easier for people to understand the state of our union

This conversation is designed to empower people and encourage civic discourse rooted in facts.

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