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The Future of the Graphic Facilitation Field (Second Date & Time) Sept 1

Join hosts, Sunshine Benbelkacem - president of The International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP) and Peter Durand, along with a panel of artists and facilitators who span the spectrum of career paths and professional activities: graphic recording, graphic facilitation, animators, executive coaching, strategic illustration, teaching, community organizing, and more.

The Workshop

Asia/Pac: Sept. 1st from 7-8:30PM US Central Time*

In this 90-minute interactive Zoom panel with time for small group discussions, we will explore major questions confronting all of us at this intersection:

  • The ever-evolving role of a Visual Practitioner and unique career paths

  • The system-wide impacts of the pandemic on our field

  • The emergence of hybrid events

  • To travel or not to travel? That is the question!

  • Balancing in-studio vs. in-person work

  • Elevating mental health, physical well-being, diversity and inclusion

  • ...and more!

Register here for Wednesday, September 1

*America/Eu session will be held on Friday, August 27 from 10-11:30AM US Central Time Register here for Friday, August 27

Our Hosts

Upon joining the working world, SunShine BenBelkacem realized she was meant to be a problem solver using design thinking and drawing. No wall, whiteboard, or piece of paper has been safe since. She is a member of The Value Web and currently serves as the president of The International Forum of Visual Practitioners and a graphic facilitator with 25 years of experience. Born in France, SunShine studied Literature and Political Science in the U.S. 

Peter Durand is an artist, educator, and graphic facilitator in Chicago. He studied painting, illustration, and printmaking in St. Louis, Paris, and Poland. He worked his first collaborative design event in 1996, founded Alphachimp in 1998, and has been involved in growing the practice of graphic recording and facilitation ever since. He serves as a Board Member and Learning Community Manager for The Value Web. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law, teaching students how to use visual communication for systems change.

“The future is here, it is simply not evenly distributed!”
— William Gibson

The robot that draws on walls - BBC News

This online workshop is free to all participants. Members of the TVW Learning Community on Mighty Networks will have access to the recording and resources.
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Chicago, IL 60618
United States
Event Type: 
Online panel discussion