Storytelling is the most powerful way
to put ideas into the world today.

St. Augustine, Florida

March 1, 2017

Tapestry is an event designed to advance interactive online data storytelling. Tapestry brings different viewpoints together with the goal of generating a rich conversation about data storytelling.


This one-day, invitation-only conference includes keynotes, short stories, discussion, and a demo theater designed to provoke ideas and discussion across disciplines.

Venue

The fifth Tapestry event will be held at Casa Monica in St. Augustine, Florida. Erected in 1888, this majestic Moroccan-themed hotel is a short walk from Old City, St. Augustine’s historic district, near the Cathedral Basilica and a short ride from the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
 
St. Augustine is less than an hour’s drive from the Jacksonville International Airport and only 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, where NICAR 2017 will take place. Each attendee will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine however there will be transportation provided on the evening of Wednesday, March 1st from St. Augustine to downtown Jacksonville for guests attending NICAR.
 
If you're looking to share a ride with another Tapestry attendee, use this Google sheet to coordinate.

Casa Monica

95 Cordova Street
St. Augustine, FL




Keynote Speakers

At this event we will have three keynote speakers, one from each discipline that is advancing the thinking around data storytelling- design, academia, journalism.


Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger is a journalist/developer/designer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and other data-driven projects. She also teaches design and data visualization at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and news apps in the public interest.

Michelle Borkin

Dr. Michelle Borkin works on the development of novel visualization techniques and tools to enable new insights and discoveries in data. She works across disciplines to bring together computer scientists, doctors, and astronomers to collaborate on new analysis and visualization techniques, and cross-fertilize techniques across disciplines. Her research has resulted in the development of novel computer assisted diagnostics in cardiology, scalable visualization solutions for large network data sets, and novel astrophysical visualization tools and discoveries. Her main research interests include information and scientific visualization, hierarchical and multidimensional data representations, network visualization, visualization cognition, user interface design, human computer interaction (HCI), and evaluation methodologies.

Neil Halloran

Neil Halloran started his first web development company, Higher Media, Inc., from his college dorm room in 2001, and today the company has grown to provide web solutions to major brands across the country. Neil's greatest passion is to use documentary, data visualization, and interactive storytelling to raise public understanding of the most challenging issues of our day. Neil’s award-winning new media projects include OurBombs.com and AidsinAfrica.net. His current project, VisualBudget.org, is an online visualization that makes the federal budget transparent, exciting, engaging and easy for everybody to understand.

Present with Us

There are options for attendees to present at Tapestry. The first option is to present a 10-15 minute short story regarding any aspect of data storytelling. The second option is to present a demo of your viz during the demo showcase portion of the event, and the third option is to display a poster, also during the demo showcase.


Abstracts due Selections by
Short stories Closed Complete
Posters 1/31/17 2/8/17
Demos Closed Selections in progress

I want to present!



Schedule

Tapestry is a day-long program with a mix of presentations, discussions, and a science-fair style demo showcase. Meals are included. There is also a Welcome Reception the night before to kick-off Tapestry in-style.

Wednesday, March 1

7:30am

Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome

9:15am

Opening Keynote

Lena Groeger

News Apps Developer, ProPublica
10:15am

Morning Break

10:45am

Short Story 1

Catherine D'Ignazio

Assistant Prof of Data Visualization & Civic Media, Emerson College
11:05am

Short Story 2

Nathaniel Lash

Data reporter, Tampa Bay Times
11:25am

Short Story 3

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Author & Speaker, storytelling with data

 

 
11:45am

Short Story 4

Matthew Daniels

Editor, Polygraph
12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Short Story 5

Chris Mast

Executive Director, Merck
1:20pm

Short Story 6

Jewel Loree

Product Manager, Storytelling, Tableau Software
1:45pm

Afternoon Break

2:15pm

Afternoon Keynote

Michelle Borkin

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
3:15pm

Demo Showcase & Posters

4:30pm

Closing Keynote

Neil Halloran

Filmmaker, Higher Media
5:30pm

Closing Reception

6:30pm

Bus Departs for NICAR

Attendees

Trudy Abadie-Mendia

Professor of Graphic Design, Graduate Coordinator GRDS/GDVX eLearning
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

Steve Patrick

Digital managing editor
News4Jax.com

Mike Crow

Chief Data Illuminator
Crow Insight

Ibrahim Alamu

Journalist
The Nation Newspaper

Wendy Scheuring

Investigative Ghostwriter and Editor
Wendy Scheuring Freelance

Matthew Brehmer

Postdoctoral Researcher
Microsoft Research

Chris Mast

Executive Director
Merck

Jock Mackinlay

VP, Research & Design
Tableau Software

Kate Rabinowitz

Creator
DataLensDC

Andy Cotgreave

Technical Evangelist
Tableau

Jennifer Leask

Journalist/Student
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/University of Alberta

Daniel Doherty

Senior Producer
Freelance / AKQA

Heather Krause

Data Scientist
Datassist

Moiz Syed

Data journalist & designer
The Intercept

Russell Spangler

Business Intelligence Manager, Global Environmental, Health, and Safety
Amazon

Lilach Manheim

Business Intelligence Analyst, data visualization center of excellence
Salt River Project

Terri Peters

Contributing Editor
TODAY.com

Christian McDonald

Data editor
Austin American-Statesman

Jacob Olsufka

Data Visualization and Analytics Consultant
Decisive Data

Naomi Robbins

Principal
NBR

Mike Cisneros

Data Visualizations
Evince Analytics

Domonique Meeks

Co-Founder
Ambassador Stories

Hunter Barrett

Data Artist
Decisive Data

Robyn Goodman

Associate Professor
University of Florida

Amy Jo Coffey

Director, Audience Analytics master's degree program
University of Florida

Cesar Picco

BI Analyst
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Irene Ros

Director of Data Visualization
Bocoup

Chad Skelton

Instructor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Jay Lewis

Digital Insights & Analytics Mgr
EverBank Financial Corporation

Carin Fishel

Senior UX Designer
Tableau

Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum

Public Opinion and Media Analyst
ReThink Media

Laura Young

Program Associate, Office of Evaluation
MacArthur Foundation

Jeffrey Shaffer

Adjunct Professor
University of Cincinnati

Brittany Fong

Senior Developer, Data Visualization
E.W. Scripps

RJ Andrews

Data Storyteller
Info We Trust

Chloe Tseng

Sr. Data Analyst
Twitter

Jon Schwabish

Senior Research Associate
Urban Institute

Alexandria Duke

Director of BI & Analytics
Road ID

Catherine Madden

Founder
Catherine Madden Visual

Jeffrey Osborn

Creative Director
Graphicacy

Nathaniel Lash

Data reporter
Tampa Bay Times

Neil Halloran

Filmmaker
Higher Media

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Author & Speaker
storytelling with data

Nelson Davis

Solution Principal
Slalom

Tara Richerson

Supervisor for Data and Assessment
Tumwater School District

Amy Cesal

Technology and Innovation Fellow (design)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sriharsha Devulapalli

Student
Columbia University

Judd Bradbury

Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Texas at Dallas

Benjamin Watson

Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Eric Duell

Vice President, Analytics and Intelligence
The E.W. Scripps Company

Carlos Virgen

Digital news director
THe Day

Ryan Sleeper

Director, Data Visualization & Analysis
Evolytics

Steven Wexler

Principal
Data Revelations

Randy Krum

President & Chief Designer
InfoNewt

Robert Kosara

Senior Research Scientist
Tableau Software

Kristin Henry

Data Visualization Consultant
Slalom SF

Rody Zakovich

Program Analyst
Department of the Interior

Matthew Daniels

Editor
Polygraph

Michelle Borkin

Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

Jenny Richards

Data Artist
Tableau

Alice Feng

Data analyst
The Walt Disney Company

Mona Ghasemi

Artist / Sr. account exec
Syncsort

Suchismita Naik

Student
National Institute of Design, Bangalore

Lena Groeger

News Apps Developer
ProPublica

Jewel Loree

Product Manager, Storytelling
Tableau Software

Ben Jones

Director of Outreach Programs
Tableau Software

Sandeep Bedadala

Graduate Research Student
University of Florida

Trina Arnett

Founder
trinalytics

Catherine D'Ignazio

Assistant Prof of Data Visualization & Civic Media
Emerson College

Glenn Henshaw

Assistant Professor Of Mathematics
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Matt Chambers

Data Visualization Architect
Clemson University

Adam Crahen

Senior Systems Accountant
U.S. Department of Interior

Chris Delcher

Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism
University of Miami

Robert Rouse

Analytics Consultant
InerWorks

Darla Cameron

Graphics Editor
The Washington Post

Andy Kirk

Managing Director
Visualising Data Ltd

Tiff Fehr

Assistant Editor, Interactive News
The New York Times