I’ve had a flurry of invitations to speak in public recently and, as one of my New Years Resolutions was to say ‘yes’ more, I’ve agreed to all of them.
Over the next 2 months I’ll be appearing at the following events – ticket details below, and if you’re already going, do say hi!
- Date: April 29th 2014
- Venue: Digital Humanities Hub, University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, B15 2TT
- Talk subject: tbc
- Tickets: free available here
- Other speakers: tbc
Given the wide and diverse range of academics, businesses, students and Heritage organisations working collaboratively on the DHD project, we will be hosting free monthly “cake” (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) mornings to showcase current developments, discuss funding opportunities and tackle current challenges. Plus – there will be cake!
I went to CAKE for the first time in March, and found it a really interesting event, although I didn’t stick around to properly meet many new people! Thankfully I’ve been invited to speak at the April event, and will make a concerted effort to mingle, and hopefully attract some collaborations and new projects.
The focus of my presentation will be cultural examples of data visualisation and info-visualisation – with a focus on historical and cultural examples!
- Date: May 6th 2014
- Venue: Millenium Point, Birmingham
- Talk subject: data design
- Tickets: £125 – £500 available here
- Other speakers: Steffan Aquarone @Dropletpay; Robin Vickers @digilifesci; Vicky Sargent @Boilerhouse; Max Little @AstonUni & Andrew Mackenzie on Open Data
- Twitter list of speakers
Big data. Open data. The potential for creating innovative businesses seems limitless. Our communities are looking for useful solutions to complex issues such as mass transit flow, better health systems and effective portals that help us work in new ways.
The Digital World speakers will show how big and open data can be used by individuals and by companies looking to grow. The event is open to all: to those who create, visualise and analyse our data universe; to those seeking new business ideas or research; to those who rebel as well as revel in the opportunities big data brings.
I’m thinking of focusing my talk on past, present and future of data visualisation – harking back to some of the ‘classics’, to what’s being done today and ideas for the future. I’d really like to present an interesting insight into the world of data design – with some historical context, real world examples and advice for companies looking to explore this avenue.
It would also be great to make some new contacts, and there is a chance to network at the event, so I won’t forget to pack my business cards!
- Date: May 12th 2014
- Venue: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
- Workshop: Creating Infographics (50 minutes repeated 3 times during the day)
- Tickets: here
- Other speakers: Dan Slee (@comms2point0) Steve Davies (@filmcafe_steve) and more tbc
The way we communicate has changed. How can we improve the way we engage with colleagues, stakeholders and the public?
The Creating Useable Content Learning Event is a day of high-tempo workshops that will equip you with the skills to tell your story in a way that attracts attention and triggers conversations.
During the day you’ll discover the benefit of other people sharing your content and spreading your message for you.
With a practical, hands-on emphasis, each of the five workshops will give you the opportunity to begin creating useable content right there and then!
This sounds like a great event – delegates will rotate round a series of 50 minute workshops using useful introductory skills like social media management, writing blogs and using photography to promote.
It will be great to develop a quick version of my infographics designing course and, of course, meet lots of new organisations who may benefit from my design services!