Last week I attended the inaugural Lab of the Future (LOTF) Congress, held on Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge UK.
It was my pleasure to graphically record five of the presentations – one keynote and four panel discussions. I have released the images for free under the Creative Commons (attribution only) license, so feel free to share, edit and reuse as you wish. If you would like a high resolution copy for printing please contact me directly (details at the end of this post).
My hope is that my artwork from the event will:
- Help those who attended to recall the ideas and buzz from last week
- Share the content of the congress with those who could not attend
- Showcase how sketchnotes can inform and engage, making it a pleasure to learn and share new information with communities
In a world of information overload, sketchnotes work
Having so much content in a single image can be useful if you are short on time, or attention! They work nicely on social media too. For example, at the time of writing I noted that after just a few days of Bryn Roberts posting a picture of one of the images to LinkedIn there had already been 257 reactions and 15 comments. They really do get conversations going, and keep up the interest, even after events have passed. I love the excitement they create – I call it the “water cooler effect”.
Sketchnoting for your event?
Please get in touch at admin[at]jennycham.co.uk, or via Linkedin if you are looking for sketchnoting services. With life science domain knowledge and a joy for creating engaging artwork, I can help you to make otherwise complex or dry content stand out to your audience.
Links to more about Lab of the Future
Key Themes and Conversations From the First Lab of the Future Congress Article published on Nov 19, By Molly Campbell, Science Writer, Technology Networks
Insights from LOTF congress Day 1 by Nick Lynch