WE CO-HOST THE GLOBAL SUMMIT OF VISUAL PRACTITIONERS, SUPPORT RESEARCH, and PROMOTE EDUCATION OF VISUAL PRACTICE.
WE HOST A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE VISUAL PRACTICE WITH AUTHORS, PRACTITIONERS, TEACHERS, SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS THAT USE VISUAL THINKING AS A STRONG ALLY TO THEIR PRACTICES IN VARIOUS FILEDS OF WORK.
WE CHAMPION THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CORE COMPETENCIES OF THE VISUAL PRACTITIONER AND THE CERTIFICATION OF THE VISUAL PRACTITIONER IN COLLABORATION WITH INIFAC.
Recorders need to understand the role of facilitation either as a graphic facilitator doing both board work and process leadership, or as a partner with a consultant or facilitator. This workshop will introduce the idea of becoming aware of four different flows of group process that need to be managed: the ATTENTIONAL flow the ENERGETIC flow, the INFORMATION flow, and the OPERATIONAL flow. While recording focuses on information, the visual facilitator manages all four. You will learn principles and practices that are immediately applicable. We will also explore some of the basic things to think about in designing a visual process in advance of a meeting, for either in-person or virtual engagements.
Our 2022 global summit took place this past week in Bilbao, Spain. Hosted by Miry Artola and her company Muxote, she worked with an international team (koko) to create an amazing time of reconnecting and celebrating our community as we returned to an in-person gathering. There was dance and food and hugs and lots of joy as the team welcomed us to a well planned and artistically woven four days of meetings. I have yet to finish discovering all of the resources on the summit Miro board, which includes hours of video of speakers and the talented artists who enriched our time together. There were a good number of tears during a performance at the Guggenheim auditorium where our dancer invited a blind and deaf audience member to perform with her as she signed holding his hand. We learned a great deal of how visual thinking can come from many directions and enrich our practice.
There will be much to unpack in the months to come, and I already have a dozen blog posts in mind. (Although I can’t post this one myself because my laptop power adapter, which Apple told me was dual voltage, decided it would spark and no longer work after I tried that!). Anyway, for now let me congratulate the team on an extraordinary event, and invite other teams to propose the 2024, 2026 and 2028 global summit locations. Just send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll start the conversations with our summit committee to see where we go next!
Grab your chance to (re)-connect, learn, discuss and dream together with visual thinkers from around the world - because the next one is not until 2024!
Everyone is welcome!!
In 2021 the IFVP will go global locally. The IFVP Conference will be held by regional Meetups. If you are a…
You are a visual practitioner!
Africa hosted by Lita Currie
The Africa contingent of the IFVP is making good progress! They will feature speakers like Ben Crothers, Sam Bradd, Brandy Agerbeck and Martin Haussman and will host a online networking event for visual practitioners. Their session will be virtual. Registration is open! Purchase tickets here.
China hosted by Phil Guo and a team of volunteers
The China IFVP team has opened registration for their live, in-person/hybrid conference. China will also feature various visual practitioners who are leaders in the field as well.
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Bay Area United States hosted by Trent Wakenight of The Grove Consultants, and Leslie Salmon-Zhu
This San Francisco Bay Area event is focused on linking together Bay Area practitioners. Offerings may include both in-person and virtual options, and a one-day event. There are openings for planning team members, event advisors, and presenters. Contact Leslie and Trent to join in!
Asia - A one-day virtual event will be held on October 23 to connect visual practitioners.
More information to come with participating countries Viet Nam, Philippines, Japan, and South Korea.
More Information Here