Information Design Conference  2014: Information Design Matters. Organized by IDA–Information Design Association, London, UK, April 7–8. Paper: Monitoring our burgeoning discipline.

First Design Educators Conference, Perspectives from the Field: Teaching, Learning and Doing Design. Organized by RGD–Association of Registered Graphic Designers and York University, York, Canada, November 08. Paper: The Pedagogical Challenges Raised by the Burgeoning Practices of Visualizing Data.

6th Information Design International Conference. Organized by SBDI | Brazilian Society of Information Design. Florianopolis, Brazil, September 10–13. Paper: The Pedagogical Challenges Raised by the Burgeoning Practices of Visualizing Data.

Links 2013 Conference. Organized by MIT Media Lab Macro Connections Group. Boston, MA, July 22–23. Paper: Data Visualization Challenge: Can we advance visualization practices by creating a knowledge base?

5th Information Design International Conference. Organized by SBDI | Brazilian Society of Information Design. Florianopolis, Brazil, August 28–31. Paper: Case Study: The development of the HDI Tree.

Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission. Organized by the Comparative Media Studies and MIT Communications Forum. Boston, MA, April 24–26. Presented in collaboration with Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art, Gardner Museum (50% my work). Paper: Art Micro-Sites: A Manifesto!

4th Information Design International Conference. Organized by SBDI | Brazilian Society of Information Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 9–11. Paper: Visualizing Data: How Technology Has Affected the Practice.

TypeCon 2008 Conference, Type and Design Education Forum. Organized by the Society of Typographic Aficionados. Buffalo, NY, July 17–20. Paper: First Encounter with Kinetic Typography.

Massaging Media 2, AIGA National Design Education Conference. Organized by AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts). Boston, April 4–6. Paper: Verbivocovisual: Modern Poetry Reconsidered.

Information Design Conference 2007. Organized by the UK Information Design Association. London, March 29–30. Paper: Health Information: A Critique of the US 2005 Food Pyramid Graphic.

Intent/Content, AIGA National Design Education Conference. Organized by AIGA. Nashville, TN, May 31–June 2. Paper: Visualization of Information: Learning from Gestalt Principles.

Schools of Thoughts III, AIGA National Design Education Conference. Organized by AIGA. Pasadena, CA, March 9–11. Paper: Representing Systems: A Case Study.

33rd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques SIGGRAPH 2006, Educators Program. Organized by ACM-SIGGRAPH. Boston, MA, July 30–August 3. Paper: A Framework for Teaching Fundamentals of Time-Based Design.

MX Design Conference 2005: Design Perspectives, Envisioning Design for the XXI Century. Organized by the Iberoamericana University. Mexico City, Mexico. October 26–28. Paper: Diagramming as a Strategy for Solving Graphic Design Problems.

DX National Design Conference: Education, Business and Culture. Organized by the Design Exchange Museum. Toronto, Canada. October 12–15. Paper: Designing for Time-Based Environments.

Second Information Design International Conference. Organized by SBDI | Brazilian Society of Information Design. São Paulo, Brazil. September 8–10. Paper: Diagrams and Problem Solving.

F@imp 2004 – International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage. Organized by AVICOM – Committee for Audiovisual Image, Sound and New Technologies. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. May 3–7. Paper: CD-ROM Presence: The Ephemeral in Focus.



DH Forum 2014: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Keynote: Learning from Constraints in Visualizations of Information.  September 12–13

Joint Statistical Meetings, ASA, Dialogue between Data-journalists & Statisticians. Panel moderated by N. Robbins with A. Cairo and S. Klein, Boston Convention Center. August 05

NSF-Funded NetSci-High Workshop. Boston University.  Lecture: Why do we need visualizations? July 19

CS–171 Visualization Course. Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA. April 10

Big Data Analytics Institute / Faculty of Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series, Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada. Lecture: Information visualization: a designer’s perspective. March 08

Lecture & Workshop at York University, Toronto, Canada. Lecture: Design for Information: Five Lessons. March 03–04

Tapestry Conference, Annapolis, ML. Poster: Pedagogical concepts behind the “Design for Information.”  February 26

Lecture & Workshop at Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada. Lecture: Why do we need visualizations? February 14–15

Inspiration Series Webinar. Organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Canada. Remote presentation, December 04. Lecture: Transforming Data Into Information.

Seminar: Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Remote presentation, December 03.

How do designers go about creating information visualizations?, NSF-Funded NetSci-High Workshop, for high school students and teachers at Boston University’s Science Center, July 20.

Data visualization: pedagogical challenges, Information Design and Data Visualization Boston 2013 Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, June 20.

The Role of Diagramming in the Design Process of Visualization, Network Science In Education satellite to NetSci–International School and Conference on Network Science, Technical University of Copenhagen (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 3.

Serendipities in Design, Sino-Finnish Centre, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, April 16.

Dynamic Visual Formation Principles, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, March 18.

Diagrams as agents in information visualization processes, Winter Symposium: Extended Problem Solving, Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. January 24–25.

Looking at data through the eyes of a designer, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining research unit-KDD LAB, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, CNR (National Research Council of Italy), Pisa, March 1st. Lecture also presented at the Seminario di Cultura Digitale , Departimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa, March 4th.

Visual Representations and Problem Solving, Art Series I, NU@Noon, Office of Alumni Relations, Northeastern University.

The Means by Which We Find Our Way, Gallery Lecture Series, Winthrop University, South Carolina (in conjunction with exhibit The Means by Which We Find Our Way)

Jewish Influences in Brazilian Art: Lasar Segall, Latin America through Jewish Eyes: A Celebration of Jewish and Latino Culture. Event organized by Prof. S. Sadow, Modern Languages, Northeastern University