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

Given recent world events, we are moving our training events to online interactive seminars.

» N. America East Coast – Tues 14th Apr SOLD OUT
» N. America West Coast – Mon 27th Apr – SOLD OUT
» N. America East Coast – Mon 18th May – nearly sold out
» N. America West Coast – Mon 1st June – NEW DATE ADDED

» United Kingdom – Tue 5th May SOLD OUT
» United Kingdom – Tue 30th June

» Western Europe – Tue 16th June

The training format we use actually lends itself very well to a virtual setup. So the agenda, content and structure will stay the same, just a little condensed.

David will present live, screen-share and take questions & host discussion with up to 100 people.

Zoom also has virtual breakout rooms, so we’ll be doing all the same exercises and Q&As. Win!

NOTE: If you have previously purchased a ticket for our in-person gigs, your ticket will be auto-migrated to the new online version. You’ll also be auto-refunded the price difference. If you want a full refund or any extra details, please contact Clare on

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

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

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).

In the current climate, David is available for virtual online talks and interactive training seminars.

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