WE CO-HOST THE GLOBAL SUMMIT OF VISUAL PRACTITIONERS, SUPPORT RESEARCH, and PROMOTE EDUCATION OF VISUAL PRACTICE.
The IFVP Institute is formed for charitable and educational purposes. More specifically, the IFVP Institute is organized and operated to promote the development and application of visual thinking and practices, such as graphic recording and graphic facilitation, through sponsored research, public education programs, and related activities.
Consultant and facilitator Rob Evans speaks at the 2019 Global Conference at Montclair State University - photo credit Steve Weinstock
Photographer and Professor Tom Franklin speaks at the 2019 Global Conference at Montclair State University - photo credit Steve Weinstock
Join us for our signature event: the visual practitioners global summit. Each year, the IFVP-Institute and IFVP host a summit with workshops, keynotes, in depth sessions and the opportunity to broaden your networks around the world. Find out more here.
The IFVP Institute supports research about visual practice. We value the role of research in advancing our field - here is a collection of articles about visuals.
We also want to partner with you and your project about visual practice. Get in touch and tell us what you have in mind!
The IFVP Institute supports leading educational practices for our field. Our current projects include drafting aspirational core competencies. In 2020, there will be multiple opportunities to participate giving feedback about some of the best practices for our field, to which we can all aspire.
Graphic recording - 2019 Global Conference at Montclair State University - photo credit Steve Weinstock
Check in at the 2019 Global Conference at Montclair State University - photo credit Steve Weinstock
Visual practitioners are a diverse group of professionals who employ a variety of tools and methods, including custom visuals, diagrams, illustrations, storyboards, visual agendas, mapping systems, images, icons, drawings, multimedia, and more to capture information, communicate ideas, and stimulate creative thinking.
Graphic recording is the real-time translation of conversations or presentations into text and pictures. Graphic recorders do three things simultaneously: they listen for key ideas, synthesize them, and document them in visual form.
Graphic facilitation combines group facilitation and graphic recording.The graphic facilitator leads groups and individuals towards a goal.