Our goals in Community are organizing activities at IEEE VIS conference that connect the current and next generation of visualization researchers and practitioners. We do this through providing conference activities to participants for all of the various visualization sub-communities: scientific visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, industry, etc.

The Community activities are open to all registered IEEE VIS participants, regardless of seniority and affiliation. The activities are organized by the IEEE VIS Community Chairs, who can be reached at

This year, there will be a few virtual meetup events:

VisBuddies Virtual Meetup

VisBuddies brings together new and returning VIS attendees with similar interests. For newcomers, this is a chance to meet experienced researchers in the field. For returning attendees, it is a chance to meet new members joining VIS and welcome them into our community.

Suggested VisBuddies activities include:

  • Build connections between experienced researchers and new members of the VIS community
  • Discuss interesting sessions to attend
  • Share tips on successful research

Date/time: TBD

VisBuddies Signup Form

Job Flyer Posting

Do you have a job you are seeking to fill? If so, please complete this online form and we will include your posting on the Virtual VIS website and on (optional). You can also use this form sign up to host a “table” at the Virtual Job Fair.

VIS Community Job Posting Form

Links to Job Posting sites on the Virtual VIS website and on are forthcoming.

VIS Virtual Job Fair Meetup

We will collect the job postings and publicly share them online. For potential employers, please fill out the online form in the forthcoming VIS registration to create a job posting. In this form, we also ask whether you would like to participate in the job fair virtual meetup described below.

Student Mentorship Program

Students are invited to participate in a one-hour session during which they may ask questions and advice from industry experts. This is your opportunity to get expert advice on career next steps, career choices, and insights into working in the industry. For more information about the Student Mentorship Program contact


For more information contact IEEE VIS 2021 Community Chairs:

  • Karen Schloss, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Hsiang-Yun Wu, TU Wien
  • Lane Harrison, Worcester Polytechnic Institute