Community Workshop – April 2024

“How Data-Driven Concerts Statistically Increase Voter Turnout”

with Emily White, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow & #iVoted CEO
supported by JHU Professor Eliza O’Reilly, MIT’s Jonathan Gruber (not present) & JHU Students Jasmine Lafita, Emi Hakutani, Tomoya Furutani, Morgan Redden, and Jackson Shapiro

Elections at all levels are often decided by the size of a concert venue. Historically what determines if someone votes is if their community votes. Young people in the U.S. are more likely to attend live music events (63% millennials) than vote (35.6% for 18-29). Entrepreneur Emily White has spent her career building and engaging artists’ fan communities in the music industry. In this Community Workshop she’ll demonstrate how to increase voter turnout with the power of data-driven culture specific to geographic location. She’ll also show how academic and civic leaders at her non-profit, #iVoted Concerts, are taking an innovative approach to measuring impact. Finally, Emily will touch on the systemic barriers that hinder innovation within the nonprofit, civic and philanthropic spaces.

Join us in the SNF Agora Conf Room (N325F) in the Wyman Park Building on the JHU Homewood Campus or via Zoom at

This event is open only to the SNF Agora Community.