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Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
223-226
Moderator
Finance Director
City of Madison, WI
Speaker
Executive Director
State and Local Legal Center (SLLC)
Speaker
Executive Director
Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc.
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Redmond, WA

The U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear a South Dakota case this spring involving the collection of sales taxes from online retail sales is expected to break the current gridlock on an issue that has divided members of Congress. This session will describe both the progress of the legislation to date and the potential outcome of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Listen to panelists discuss the potential outcomes of both for local governments.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
230 Complex
Moderator
Budget & Fiscal Officer
16th Circuit Court of Jackson, MO
Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
OpenGov
Speaker
Public Service Associate
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
Speaker
Professor
Saint Louis University

The need for more civic engagement is largely in opposition with the complex financial information governments need to convey. Visuals are excellent for effectively communicating intricate ideas and data in a way that’s accessible to stakeholders who are not familiar with accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, investing, debt management, pension, and other financial information. In this session attendees will learn how and when to transform data sets into visual graphics, such as charts, bar graphs, scatterplots, heatmaps, infographics, and more. Expert presenters will also explain how to use different tools to enhance your storytelling and increase audience comprehension.