Tapestry 2018 Keynote Speakers

Tapestry 2018 will take place on November 29 and 30 at the University of Miami. We’re still working on the program, but we’re happy to announce our keynote speakers:

Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi is a journalist who really loves numbers. She is the Data Editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries, and illustrates, as well as animates, data. She is also a data journalist for NPR. Mona has a master’s degree in International Security from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has worked for FiveThirtyEight, the Banks of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and the International Organization for Migration.

Matthew Kay

Matthew Kay is Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research revolves around making statistics more useful to non-experts and how to communicate uncertainty more effectively. He straddles the line between statistics and visualization, looking for new ways to inform visualization and develop better visual tools — whether to help you catch your bus or giving you a better understanding of the risk of being hit by the next hurricane.

Elijah Meeks

Elijah Meeks is Senior Data Visualization Engineer at Netflix, where he focuses on deploying information visualization for big data. He is also author of the book D3.js in Action and the React-based data visualization framework Semiotic. Elijah is an active voice on the topic on Twitter, and runs and publishes a highly-discussed survey of data visualization professionals.

In addition to the keynotes, we will have short talks, demos, an unconference part, and social events. In fact, we already know one short story speaker: Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM) and author of The Functional Art and The Truthful Art.

This year’s conference will start early afternoon on Thursday, November 29, and continue on Friday, November 30. More information will be posted on the Tapestry website soon, but you can register today!

If you want to watch some talks from previous years, they’re all on our Youtube Channel.