Nate Silver to Lead Political Analytics 2017 Conference

March 3, 2017


The Center for American Political Studies at Harvard is proud to announce the second annual Political Analytics Conference to be held March 31, 2017 on the campus of Harvard in Cambridge, MA.

The second annual Political Analytics Conference will be held March 31, 2017 on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Political analyses are as important as ever, yet the national conversation about politics leaves much to be desired. Now in its second year, the Political Analytics Conference aims to enrich the discussion through an emerging annual forum where the best and brightest political analysts from media, academics, and government come together for one of the smartest - data-driven - discussions you will find anywhere on the political landscape.

Political Analytics is a one-day conference at Harvard that puts top minds from media, politics, and academics in conversation with one another. We play host to an exciting discussion about the growing role of data and analytics in determining the winners and losers in politics. This unique event will highlight and showcase how emerging forms of analytics are changing the way we understand politics in the 21st century.

This year’s program is led by Nate Silver, who has changed the way Americans think about and talk about elections.

Other Top Speakers Include: Ana Marie Cox (MTV News), Wesley Morris (the New York Times), Steve Kornacki (MSNBC), Nate Cohn (New York Times - The Upshot), and many more.

Admission is free, but seats are extremely limited; however, we are holding a small number of reserved seats for the press. If your organization is interested in covering the event, please reach out to Shannon McGregor as soon as possible.

Shannon McGregor
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Note: Political Analytics is the creation of Ryan Enos and Kirk Goldsberry, and is organized by Ryan, Kirk, Shannon McGregor and Stephen Pettigrew.  It is sponsored by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University (Stephen Ansolabehere, Director) and co-sponsored by the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.