Information+ (June 2016, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 16-18 June 2016 Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada Website:

Dates: 16-18 June 2016
Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016

Information+ Interdisciplinary practices in information design and visualization
The inaugural Information+ conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in information design and information visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Information+ will be held at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. It will include three events: a two-day conference (June 16–17), one-day hands-on workshop (June 18), and an exhibition of information design and visualization projects (June 17–July 30). The call for entries to the exhibition will be out later in December.

Our keynote speakers are: Dr. Colin Ware, director of the Data Visualization Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire, and author of several books including Visual Thinking for Design, and Dr. Tamara Munzner, Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and author of Visualization Analysis and Design. Confirmed speakers include Catherine D’Ignazio and Chad Skelton. For further information and updates, please visit the website.

Call for Participation:
As an interdisciplinary event, we invite proposals from all fields of professional practice, research, and education in information design and visualization. We welcome submissions on such topics as (and not limited to): the environment, advocacy and law, wayfinding and safety, health and medical applications, social and political issues, and projects in data journalism and the digital humanities. Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published in special issue of Information Design Journal (IDJ), John Benjamins Publishing.

We invite you to submit proposals using EasyChair for the following opportunities:

  • 20-minute peer-reviewed paper presentations: an abstract (500 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.
  • 5-minute lightning talks: a short abstract (250 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: March 5, 2016

For questions please drop us an email with the subject at

Organizing committee:
Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Katherine Gillieson, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Information+ Partners: Ico-D International Council of Design, IDA–Information Design Association, UK, IDJ–Information Design Journal,  IIID–International Institute for Information Design, and SBDI–Sociedade Brasileira do Design da Informação.



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