Data Visualization Training

How do you create effective, interesting and useful data visualizations and infographics?

David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and method for creating successful dataviz and infographics.

Participants have described it as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended” (check out more workshop feedback).

Where and When

Toronto, Canada – 14th Apr 2020
Ottawa, Canada – 22nd Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada – 27th Apr 2020
London – 5 May 2020
New York – 18th May 2020

San Francisco – 19 February 2020SOLD OUT
London – 2 March 2020SOLD OUT

More workshops around the world coming soon. Sign up for details.

Learn to be a dataviz ninja!

What's in Workshops are Beautiful

The full day (6.5 hour) or half day (4 hour) introductory level workshops are hosted theatre-style with around 100 participants and high quality projected visuals. They are a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion.

Expect to learn:

» Concepting and the generation of good, interesting ideas ripe for visualization
» Creating, selecting and executing appropriate & effective visualisations
» Designing and beautifying charts & diagrams

And be broadly introduced to:

» How to use dataviz as a new lens for communication of ideas and stories
» Researching, finding and curating juicy data
» The many new methods and approaches for visualising data
» How to combine design-thinking and statistical rigour without compromising either

This workshop will be useful if you’re:

» Wishing to translate written reports, research and messaging into impactful visual form
» Wanting to understand data journalism and story-telling with data
» A words and ideas person looking to translate your concepts into design language
» A visual / design thinker wanting to expand your approach to include data
» A data / code person looking to improve aesthetics and conceptual prowess

What's in Workshops are Beautiful A mix of lecture & hands-on exercises will help you learn new skills and hone your existing ones

Other Options


As not all participants are close to our major workshop cities, we are developing an online training series. Register your interest in a webinar by signing up on our list.

Talks & Workshops

Privately David has given talks, keynotes and private workshops for organisations and conferences including TED, Google, GE, Microsoft, the Royal Society, the Cannes Festival and the UK Prime Minister’s Office (see talks schedule).

If you’d like to discuss further please contact Ruth at Information is Beautiful.

Other Options Advanced workshops are available for those who already have a background in dataviz

Where Do I Sign Up?


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