Tomorrow is the NewMR ‘New Approaches to Presenting Data’ event and I am busily engaged in the final stages of pulling the various threads together (along with the NewMR team).
The programme for the Thursday is:
Asia/Australia Session - Sydney 3 pm to 5.15 pm (Auckland 5pm, Singapore 1pm, Mumbai 10.30 am)
- Sue York, Trends in Presenting
- Mike Sherman, Sevendots, Less is More: Getting Value (Not Just Reams of Data) From Your Research
- Peter Harris, Vision Critical, Data Visualisation, enabling the one slide story
- Ray Poynter, The Future Place, The strengths and drawbacks of Prezi
Europe/Africa Session - 11 am to 1.15 pm (Mumbai 3.30 pm, Paris 12 Noon, New York 6 am)
- Ray Poynter, The Future Place, Understanding the role of data in a presentation
- Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Infotainment - Going beyond the 30 minute debrief!
- Ken Brewster, E-Tabs Ltd, Dashboards - the new PowerPoint?
- Chris Morgan, Data Liberation, Interactive reporting and dashboards - knowledge from the trenches
Americas Session - 2 pm to 4.15 pm (London 7 pm, Seattle 11 am)
- Ray Poynter, The Future Place, Combating ChartJunk
- Justine Carleton Gage, Lextant, Insight Translation - Turning Data into Action
- Nima Srinivasan, Added Value, Connectonomics - Online Connections of Women
- Kathryn Korostoff, Research Rockstar, Using Social Media to Boost Market Research Learning: The Twitterversity Experiment
I think all the presenters are to be congratulated on putting themselves forward to present about presenting. When we did a poll on what topics people wanted to see as future Webubar events, the topic of New Approaches to Presenting Data won by a large margin. But we had fewer people willing to speak on this issue than on any other. I suspect that one of the reasons that people were so keen for NewMR to hold this session was that many people know they need to change but they are unsure how to achieve it.
If you have not registered yet it is still not too late and you can register from the NewMR website.