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Charts and other variations of information graphics have been around for hundreds of years, and are an important tool for making complex information easier to understand. However, not all charts are created equal: they can sometimes be too complicated or
convey false and/or misleading information if not executed correctly.

On April 26, chart lovers will unite to celebrate the first-ever “International Chart Day,” an opportunity for the infographic creating community to engage the public by sharing their favorite examples, further explaining the history and
value of charts, and sharing insight in to how to create high-quality, visually engaging, informative visualizations. Sponsored by Tumblr and the Society for News Design in collaboration with the office of Congressman Mark Takano.

Panels (2044 Rayburn)

10 a.m.. — Welcome by Mark Takano
10:15 – 10:50 a.m. – Alberto Cairo, University of Miami: “Charts and Truth”
10:50 a.m. – Victoria McCullough, Tumblr: How the Tumblr Community is Supporting Chart Day
11:05 – 11:35 a.m. – K.K. Rebecca Lai, The New York Times: “Tools of the Trade”
11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. – Michael Stoll, Augsburg (Germany) University: “The Historical View”
12:20 – 1:05 p.m. – Tim Meko, The Washington Post: “How to Build a Graphic” — a live demonstration
1:10 – 2:00 p.m. — Paige Lavender, Huffington Post, Simon Rogers, Google: “Spotting Fake News & Counter Punching with DataViz” + Q&A moderated by Yuri Beckelman of the Office of Congressman Mark Takano

Evening Reception (Rayburn Foyer)

5:30 – 7:30 — Gallery: Historical tour of mass media infographics hosted by Michael Stoll + Gallery: Congressional floor charts hosted by Bill Gray

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