Visual thinkers are people who use any form of the visual arts such as graphic design, illustration, photos, video, animations, sketches, 3D, etc. for communications and learning.
The conference topics sound very interesting, including:
- Moving beyond bullet points...using storytelling for presentations
- Aligning individuals using visualization
- Visualization in 3D? When does it matter
- Facilitation using photographs
- Designing compelling and effective information graphics
- Virtual worlds: future or fad
- Creating a global visual language
- Organizing your world with visuals
- Using visuals for powerful presentations
- Storytelling through comics and graphic novels
- Visual techniques for analyzing data
- Visualization principles for software design
- Facilitation through live sketching
- Can there be a true language with grammar and structure that uses visuals?
- Visualization as a brainstorming tool
- Those who think bullets are best
The conference site links to a blog, where one of the challenges is to picture the visual thinkers community, resulting in some beautiful images and not a bullet point in sight! There is also a conference wiki which includes lots of pre-conference information.
Unfortunately, the conference is in San Francisco at the end of January! Might be worth keeping an eye on the wiki though!