Tumblr and the Society for New Design in collaboration with the office of Congressman Mark Takano are hosting a daylong conference and evening event on Capitol Hill to discuss and celebrate charts - and the first annual "International Chart Day." This will include presentations of the history and future of charts, how infographics will help combat fake news, a live-build of an infographic in front of an audience.
Charts and other variations of information graphics have been around for hundreds of years, and are an important tool for making complex information easier to understand. The growing debate over “fake news” is only going to increase the importance of the chart in dispelling untruths and countering intentional misinformation, and in creating a more informed society.
On April 26, chart lovers will unite to celebrate the first-ever “International Chart Day,” an opportunity for the infographic creating community to engage the public by sharing their favorite examples, further explaining the history and value of charts, and sharing insight in to how to create high-quality, visually engaging, informative visualizations.
Day Time Panels: 2045 Rayburn Foyer 10am-2pm
Evening Reception & Exhibit: Rayburn Foyer 5:30pm-8pm