Malofiej 24 Infographics World Summit in Pamplona, March 9-11
My favourite conference Malofiej is less than a month away and I’m really looking forward to it again this year.
This year’s speakers and the full program was published last week and let me just tell you. This is the place to go if you’re interested in infographics and want to meet all the best infographic artists in the world.
The conference is held at the university of Navarra in Pamplona and the program spans widely with speakers covering topics like: Infographics as propaganda in the USSR, experiments with virtual reality and how to demystify complex research.
Speakers 24 Malofiej World Summit:
Brian Boyer. Visuals Editor NPR, National Public Radio (Washington, USA)
Raúl Camañas. Graphics Artist, La Vanguardia (Barcelona, Spain)
Len De Groot. Director of Data Visualization, Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, USA)
Simon Ducroquet. Art Editor, Nexo Jornal (São Paulo, Brazil)
Maxim Gorchakov. Head of Moscow office, Infographer (Moscow, Russia)
Lena Groeger. Science Journalist & Designer, News Apps Developer, ProPublica (New York, USA)
Ashleigh Jackson. Sport Editorial Designer, BBC (London, UK)
Lauren James. Senior Graphics Editor, National Geographic Magazine (Washington, USA)
Maarten Lambrechts. Multimedia and Data Journalist, De Tijd / L’Echo (Brussels, Belgium)
Carlos Monteiro. Former Graphics Director, Jornal i (Lisboa, Portugal)
Kim Rees. Co-founder, Periscopic (Portland, USA)
Archie Tse. Deputy Graphics Editor, The New York Times (New York, USA)
Monica Ulmanu. Visual Journalist, The Guardian (London, UK)
Richard Saul Wurman. Author, architect, cartographer, teacher, urban designer, information architect, and information theorist. Founder TED Conference and chairman since 1984 to 2002 (USA)
Diana Yoo. Art Director, Pew Research Center (Washington, USA)
My absolute favourite speaker this year (and last year too) is TED-founder Richard Saul Wurman. Sadly he had to cancel his visit last year due to illness. So this time I’ve got my fingers crossed and will be looking very much forward to his talk.
It’s my third year at the conference and like every year, the Danish delegation will be rating the speakers. Last year I wrote a guest post about the conference on Visualoop and made this infographic on the ratings of the speakers at Malofiej 23.
About the Malofiej World Summit
The 24th Infographics World Summit will be held in Pamplona at the School of Communication at the University of Navarra, between March 6 and 11, 2016. The Social Sciences Building of the University of Navarra will be the location for the meetings of the awards jury prior to the Summit, as well as the site of the Summit itself and the “Show Don’t Tell!” workshop. The Infographics World Summit will bring together jury members, speakers, media professionals from around the world, academics and students.
For seven days Pamplona becomes the world capital of infographics. As every year, the 24th Infographics World Summit will offer a special program and the book Malofiej 23 be presented, which features with the works from the previous year’s event.
The World Summit also includes a series of awards.
The Malofiej Awards have since 1993 given recognition to the best infographics published in print and on-line across the globe. Every March an international jury meets for nearly four days at the School of Communication at the University of Navarra in Pamplona (Spain). They select those works worthy of gold, silver or bronze medals from among dozens of entries submitted to the competition.
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