We are happy to announce Tapestry 2014, to take place in Annapolis, MD, on February 26, 2014.
Since the event worked so well earlier this year, we're keeping it mostly the same. We will have new speakers, though. Plus, we're adding a posters track. But apart from that, we will again have three big keynotes, five short stories, demos, a beautiful historic setting, and a lot of inspiration and fun.
The keynote speakers for Tapestry 2014 will be:
- Alberto Cairo, journalism professor at The University of Miami, author of The Functional Art, and insanely prolific Twitter persona.
- Aron Pilhofer, data journalist at The New York Times, and one of the people behind the many successful data projects at the paper of record.
- Jake Porway, founder and executive director at DataKind, a startup devoted to solving important societal and environmental problems using data.
We also have three of the five short stories confirmed. We are still looking for two more, suggestions are welcome!
- Jock Mackinlay, VP of visual analysis at Tableau Software and connaisseur of (data) sushi.
- Jonathan Schwabish, principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office and visualization evangelist for policy makers.
- Emma Coats, film director and story artist, who has worked with Pixar and many others, and who compiled the 22 rules of storytelling.
Tapestry 2014 will take place on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, in Annapolis, MD. The 26th is the day before the IRE NICAR 2014 Conference in nearby Baltimore. For Tapestry attendees who are also going to NICAR, we will provide transportation to Baltimore that night. Also, one more change from: there will be a conference fee of $100 next year.