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Join us for the 2021 regional VP Meet-ups: more info

Save the date of October 22-24, 2021!

Different meet-ups are taking shape with ideas on how to host the groups across the world. I am continually amazed and impressed by the intention, care, and desire to connect in meaningful and generative ways that contribute to doing and learning, reflection, and integration of our field work. This is one of the many of the reasons I love our community of practitioners so much. 


Another one rolls away

Kim Dornisch, a director of the board and IFVP member, left the Board in July after two terms as a director. We are all sad to see her go but we all know change is inevitable and she leaves behind a wonderful legacy and contribution.

October 22-24, 2021: a Global Weekend of Regional Meet-ups!

IFVP has held a conference every year since 1996.
Starting in 2021 we are implementing a new structure to our annual meetings and will alternate each year from meeting in local regions to meeting in full-scale global conferences (referred to from now as IFVP Summits). Odd numbered years (2021, 2023, etc.) will be dedicated to

Who was the FIRST graphic recorder you ever saw?

Remember the first time you ever saw graphic recording, sketchnoting, scribing, or visual notes? Do you remember the name of the graphic recorder? Watch to see me share my story and then share yours in the comments or write your own blog to tell your story!


A eulogy for an IFVP member

Brenda and I first met at my first IFVP Board Strategy retreat in D.C., in November of 2015. The instant we met, Brenda and I recognized sisterhood in the other. 

Welcome our new Directors

Say hello to the new Directors being added to the IFVP Board of Directors for 2021.
  • First we have Chrissie Bonner of Philadelphia, PA. She owns and operates She has been a member for more than five years and brings a lot of experience in business management and development.

IFVP 2020 Year in Review: what a year it has been!

We started the year 2020 excited about our 25th-anniversary conference. Part of the volunteer conference planning team met in the Bay Area to finalize our planning for the conference. We were planning a session honoring our roots and pioneers (lots of BIG names), a 25th-anniversary gala celebration with awards, dancing, and comedy along with refreshing conference nice-to-haves like a quiet room, guided meditations to open and close the day, hikes  and bike rides for Open Space, a pool party, and a giant structural installation for sense-making by

Spreading the news...

By Amy Sparks and SunShine BenBelkacem

Are you following the IFVP news and programs coursing through your social media streams and on our website? We’ve got a great team of star volunteers to thank for it.  They might not be showing their face on our platforms but they are making IFVP very visible by sharing information with visual practitioners across the globe. Here’s a look behind the curtain at the volunteers running the social media channels for IFVP.


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