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Thought-Provoking Conversations from Our Convening in 10 Graphics

February 7, 2017

At conferences or events, you may have been inspired by a new idea presented by a speaker or panel. Many times, taking notes doesn't quite capture the conversation how you remember it - a visual prepresentation can help you emphasize certain points or see how ideas are connectd.

At the Moment is Now! National Convening in December, we invited visual journalist Ellen Lovelidge to use the power of images to capture important conversations that happened during those three days.

"I was honored to capture the powerful words, ideas and emotions that emerged from the convening and translate them into visuals, allowing participants to see the interconnection, how they fit into the big picture, and watch 'aha!' moments occur in realtime," Ellen said.

Ellen Lovelidge draws graphic representations of key points talked about during the convening

Ellen has worked with many organizations including the White House Open Data Summit, Nexus at the United Nations, the University of Maryland, Gilead Sciences, Rockefeller Foundation, the US Department of Defense, and many others, Ellen's visuals capture the heart as well as the mind while leveraging diversity and an enhanced group experience. She has been trained in graphic facilitation through Visual Insight and is a fellow of the RSA. After 5 years in San Francisco, Ellen has recently relocated to her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland to become more involved throughout the local community.

Photo of Ellen Lovelidge in front of her graphic representations

At our convening, Ellen captured conversations about how to create change, the steps to building a just democracy, key principles of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and more.

Check out the graphic representations of the ideas discussed in our panels below.

(Click the image to see a full-size photo.)

Graphic representation of panel discussion

Graphic representation of panel discussion

Graphic representation of panel discussion

Graphic representation of panel discussion

Graphic representation of panel discussion

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