PLENARY SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30th:
Roberto Rocha

Data journalism is the marriage of social science and public-interest storytelling, using data as a source and employing reproducible analysis methods to arrive at a conclusion. This is a radical change from traditional ways of reporting, which often rely on anecdotes and paper documents. But despite being at its heart journalism, where crafting a gripping narrative is just as important as getting the facts right, data journalists haven’t always been good at telling stories. This is changing, and we’re entering a golden age of storytelling based on data and stats. Read more

THURSDAY, MAY 31st:
Stephanie Pyne

Providing an inclusive space for many perspectives and encouraging people to express themselves in their own ways is a key ingredient of the kind of deliberative democracy envisioned in Inclusion and Democracy by Iris Marion Young, who recommended a broad approach to rationality that can accommodate alternative forms of communication such as greeting, rhetoric, and narrative. Inclusion is also central to the critical cartographic view of the map as both a process and a narrative vehicle capable of reflecting multiple dimensions. The critical turn in cartography has led to a vast new range of possibilities for mediating reconciliation and social justice initiatives worldwide. Read more

FRIDAY, JUNE 1st:
Pecha Kucha

20 slides and only 20 seconds each!
Don’t miss the fun as presenters time their talks to their slides. Seven minutes and they’re done. The presenters will be announced in the conference program.