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Information+ is held in Edinburgh from Nov 22-24, 2024. This is the first time this international conference is coming to the UK. Information+ is an interdisciplinary conference for information design and data visualization. The conference invites three types of contributions: Presentations, Workshops & Activities, and Exhibition Pieces We invite proposals from all relevant fields and areas of professional practice, research, and pedagogy.

Information+ 2023 will be the fourth edition of this conference, which was previously held in Vancouver, Canada (2016), in Potsdam, Germany (2018), and online in 2021. Speakers came from both academia (60%) and industry (40%) in eight countries, 45% of whom were women. In the past, the conference featured the following keynotes and speakers:

  • Tamara Munzner (University of British Columbia) [2016]
  • Colin Ware (University of New Hampshire) [2016]
  • Gregor Aisch (formerly The New York Times, currently DataWrapper) [2016]
  • Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT) [2016]
  • Reuben Fischer-Baum & Chiqui Esteban (Washington Post graphics) [2018]
  • Ron Morrison (independent, New York University) [2018]
  • Sandra Rendgen (independent) [2018]
  • Fernanda Viégas & Martin Wattenberg (Harvard University & Google PAIR) [2018]
  • Shannon Mattern (The New School) [2021]
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed (Learner) [2021]
  • Margaret Pearce (Studio 1:1) [2021]
  • Marty Schnure (The Wilderness Society & Maps for Good) [2021]

What do you gain as a supporter?

Information+ is a single-track conference (200 attendees approx.) with lots of opportunities for networking and having conversations with people. We are specifically aiming at promoting synergies between non-academic supporters from business, public organizations, NGOs. We make sure that supporters get strong visibility and involvement at the conference.

Benefits of being involved:

  • Gain visibility for your organization
  • Participate in critical discussions around data visualization and information design
  • Connect with academics and non-academic partners
  • Meet new talent
  • Start collaborations with academia and other practitioners

The conference features:

  • Presentations and talks
  • Workshops and activities
  • An art exhibition/showcase
  • Keynote talks
  • Posters and demos
  • Social events

In supporting the conference, you

  • will have access to a range of options for promotion and engagement, based on different levels
  • will have access to the conference and its events through free or reduced registrations for your staff
  • support scholarships for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion priorities as well as the exhibition.
  • will support a growing research community dedicated to helping humans understand their data

Supporter packages

We will use your support to

  • Sponsor diversity and student scholarships
  • Lower attendees fees for everyone
  • Invest in community building
  • Help invite international keynote speakers
  • Contribute towards open access publication fees

Diversity scholarship

While the first event in 2016 was already planned with diversity and inclusion in mind, it was not explicitly communicated as a particular aim or ambition. Yet, the composition of the first program committee as well as the speakers list both attest to this effort.

In 2023, we seek to build on top of these achievements and would like to proactively encourage and support participation by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to fostering and sustaining an environment of respect and inclusivity. To increase participation at the Information+ by underrepresented or historically marginalized groups, we will offer up to 10 need-based diversity scholarships to help support travel, lodging, and childcare.


For any questions and further information, please contact: Daniel Archambault, Cagatay Turkay