Events and Conferences (2017)


Location: Washington, DC

Date: May 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A Symposium on the Potential of Wastewater Testing for Public Health and Safety

On May 16, 2017, Mathematica will host a daylong symposium on The Potential of Wastewater Testing for Public Health and Safety, funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office.


Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Apr 30, 2017 - May 03, 2017

American Public Human Services Association National Health and Human Services Summit

Presenters from Mathematica include:

Jeanne Bellotti and others: Leveraging Systems to Improve Employment and Education for At-Risk Individuals

Yonatan Ben-Shalom: Steps States Can Take to Prevent Long-Term Work Disability

Cay Bradley, Elizabeth Clary, and others: Learning Together to Prevent Youth Homelessness

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Apr 27, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

What Works for Youth? Tracking Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes

On April 27 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (ET), Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy will host a policy forum and live webinar on youth transitioning into adulthood.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Apr 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Clemencia Cosentino is part of a panel discussion

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Apr 17, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: Mini Conference

Presenters include Kirabo Jackson, Anjali Adukia, Amy Mart, Elaine Allensworth, Javeria Qureshi, and Eric Isenberg.

Location: Austin, TX

Date: Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017

Mathematica presenters include: Sara Bernstein, Harshini Shah, Julieta Lugo-Gil, Nikki Aikens, Sally Atkins-Burnett, and Ashley Klein


Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017

Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference

Education Policy and Research in the Post-Obama Era

Location: Online

Date: Mar 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Webinar: Finding Evidence: New Resources for Education Researchers from the WWC

In this interactive webinar sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, presenters will demonstrate new and improved tools for education researchers on the newly redesigned What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website.

Presenters: Elias Walsh and Jessie Mazeika 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 16, 2017

Regional Launch of the Lancet Early Childhood Development Special Series and Technical Workshop

Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale

Speaker: Kimberly Boller

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Mar 05, 2017 - Mar 09, 2017

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference

Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education

Clemencia Cosentino, Chair and Discussant: Using Evidence to Catalyze Change in Secondary Education in Africa

Clair Null and Clemencia Cosentino, Presenters: "A Review of the Evidence Base on Policies and Programs to Improve Secondary Education"

Emilie Bagby, Kristine Bos, Anca Dumitrescu, Nick Ingwersen, and Matt Sloan, Presenters: "Impact Evaluation of Niger's NECS and IMAGINE Education Projects"

Delia Welsh, Discussant: Building Capacity for Right-Fit Measurement Systems in a Global Network

Candace Miller and others Presenters: "Fursa kwa Watoto: Improving Equitable Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania"

Amanda Beatty, Presenter: "Learning Profiles: The Learning Crisis is Not (Mostly) About Enrollment"

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Mar 01, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To P or Not to P? Understanding Statistical Significance and Its Role in Developing Evidence for Policymaking

Policymakers, program operators, and researchers depend on statistically significant findings to understand what works in public policy and programs. It is important, however, for both the policy and research communities to have the clearest possible understanding of what statistical significance means and when it matters.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 01, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

Expanding the Toolkit: Maximizing Relevance, Effectiveness, and Rigor in Education Research

Participants from Mathematica include: Emilie Bagby, Jonah Deutsch, Lisa Dragoset, Jonathan Gellar, Philip Gleason, Matthew Johnson, Ignacio Martinez, Moira McCullough, Ann Person, Alexandra Resch, Christine Ross, Peter Schochet, and Jaime Thomas.


Location: Online

Date: Feb 23, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Promise of State Initiatives to Prevent Long Term Work Disability

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that affect their ability to work. This puts them at risk of losing their jobs or being forced to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 13, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017

2017 StatsRRTC State of the Science Conference

The State-of-the-Science Conference under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building.

This conference, Disability Statistics: Lessons in Data Collection and Application to Policy and Practice, will discuss data collection strategies in the morning sessions and practical applications of disability data in the afternoon. The goal will be to bring together scientists, administrators and staff from disability programs, and leaders from disability policy and advocacy communities to discuss the state of disability statistics and how to move the field forward.

Participants from Mathematica include: Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Jesse Chandler, Gina Livermore, David Mann, and David Wittenburg.

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Feb 07, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Moving Medicaid Data Forward, Forum 2: Medicaid Enrollment—Overview and Data Sources

Mathematica covered enrollment research on Medicaid for the second installment of the Moving Medicaid Data Forward forum series.


Location: Online

Date: Jan 18, 2017 3:00 p.m.

WWC Webinar on Teaching Secondary Student to Write Effectively

In this free webinar sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, presenters will share three evidence-based practices to improve secondary students’ writing skills.

Presenters: Julia Lyskawa and Others

Location: Online

Date: Jan 18, 2017 11:00 a.m.

EdWeek Webinar

What Kind of "Research" Do K-12 Companies Need for Their Products?