Visualizing Europe teams up with Information Aesthetics and the Open Knowledge Foundation to bring us an event focused on data visualization in Europe. The one-day event on June 14th explores the potential of data visualization in three panel discussions with experts from various fields. As the conference is invite-only, the audience will probably be rather narrow and focused, thus interesting discussions seem to be guaranteed. Hopefully, the organizers will make the content available to the public at some point.

The Location

The Dominican Hôtel
Rue Léopold 9
1000 Brussels

The Program

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Remarks
10:15 – 11:15 Session 1: The Power and Potential of Data Visualization
Enrico Bertini (Germany)
David McCandless, Information is Beautiful (United Kingdom)
Santiago Ortiz, Bestiario (Spain)
Moritz Stefaner (Germany)
Moderator: Andrew Vande Moere, Information Aesthetics (Belgium)
11:15 – 12:15 Session 2: A Vision for Europe
Gregor Aisch, Driven by Data (Germany)
Salvatore Iaconesi, Art Is Open Source (Italy)
Peter Miller, ITO (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation (United Kingdom)
12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
12:30 – 13:00 Session 3: Where do we go from here?
A conversation with representatives from the European Commission including Jean-Claude Burgelman & Franco Accordino.
Moderator: Adam Bly,
13:00 – 13:30 Keynote Address
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Opportunity for Networking

Let us know if you’re coming to Brussels and want to hang out. We’re looking forward to meet some of our readers in person.

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  • Thomas Petersen

    And the date is ?

    • Benjamin Wiederkehr

      Sorry, I completely forgot to mention this. The date is Tuesday, June 14th 2011.

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  • densitydesign

    Meet you there!

    • Benjamin Wiederkehr

      Yes, looking forward to it!