Industry Involvement

New for this year, VisWeek 2012 is adding a track for practitioners and industry. VisWeek has always been the best place to learn about new visualization techniques and tools, and to discuss tricks of the trade--but now there's additional material targeted to practitioners who build, sell, and work with visualizations.

VisWeek's industry content has sessions on how to use data and visualization to change business problems into solutions that lead to concrete, bottom-line results. You'll learn about tools and techniques that will help you create your next tools for exploration, analysis, and presentation. And you'll share your own stories with colleagues.

At VisWeek 2012, Special Sessions with speakers from Tableau, Bungie, Periscopic, the Congressional Budget Office, Bloomberg and many more discussing how they get business value out of visual analytics and visualization on a day-to-day basis.

  • SciVis Special Session: Four Views on Visualization in Science and Education (Tues, 10:30 am - 12:10 pm)
  • VAST Special Session: Visual Analytics in Practice (Weds, 10:30 am - 12:10 pm)
  • InfoVis Special Sessions: Tales from the Trenches (Thurs, 10:30 am - 12:10 pm)
  • Industry Presentations: A View For The Future (Weds, 8:30 - 10:10 am)

Panels gather experts to discuss pressing issues. One that might be of particular interest:

Tutorials are used to sharpen your technical skills or get started in visualization. Some highlights include:

Workshops present the state of the art in a more informal context, including sessions on Text Analytics, Cyber Security, and Health Data.

…and, of course, the referreed papers track from SciVis, InfoVis, VAST, and TVCG present cutting-edge research on the newest frontiers of visualization.

Why Should You Go To VisWeek 2012?

  • Inspiration: Hundreds of posters and papers will help you learn how other people are finding visual approaches to solving problems with data. There's something for everyone, from network and graph visualization, to new interaction techniques; from GPGPU volume rendering to perceptual studies.
  • Community: Meet other people who are immersed in data, and share your ideas with them.
  • Content: VisWeek packs in four tracks of papers on visualization for five days. You just can't find this amount of visualization material anywhere else.
  • Recruiting: Recruit the best emerging minds in visualization and data analytics.
  • Education: VisWeek tutorials give you a chance to learn the most important techniques from the experts.
  • Workshops & Birds-of-a-Feather: Collaborate closely with other practitioners.
  • Exhibitions: Show off your company's great work, and learn about the hottest new technologies.
  • Fantastic Value: Early registration is just $825 for five full days of multi-tracked material.

Who Should Attend?

  • Visualization practitioners,
  • Data analysts,
  • Data scientists,
  • CTOs and CIOs who want to understand how their organization can make decisions with data.


Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research

Questions? Email at industry@visweek.org