September, 2014

Future of Talent 2014


November 21-22, 2012
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

Future of Talent 2012 Annual Retreat

If you are engaged in talent leadership–recruiting, learning, performance – you may be a candidate for Future of Talent’s Innovation Summit 2012, our 8th Annual Retreat. This year talent leaders across the board are facing extreme challenges. The Future of Talent community prides itself on being ahead of the changes that are disrupting many organizations. We hear from the experts about the trends, then put our heads together about how to leverage external forces instead of trying to fight them. Join us and experience the mind-shift and learning that evolves in this intimate setting.

October 25-27, 2012
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia

Women in the Insurance & Financial Services 2012

WIFS is the only conference designed by women for women! In 2012, we’ll celebrate the Power of Women – sharing new ideas and best practices during three dynamic days of education, networking and recognition. Eileen will be doing visuals for the conference and giving a workshop on visual communication.

See all murals here.

July 24-27, 2012
Renaissance Hotel, Pittsburgh

International Forum of Visual Practitioners 2012

Connect to your tribe — all those remarkable people in visual practice! Join us for our 17th annual IFVP 2012 Conference in Pittsburgh, July 24-27 and experience the power of our collective intelligence. This year, the Conference will be held at the historic Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district. You can look forward to connecting with about 100 attendees, all the friendliest and most helpful people in the world, to enjoy networking and sharing ideas and best practices. Eileen will be presenting a workshop on visual timelines.

October 23-25, 2011
Chaminade, Santa Cruz, California

The Future of Talent Institute Annual Retreat

We’ll be gathering at Chaminade in Santa Cruz to immerse ourselves in learning, dialogue, exploration and actionable planning of the future to envision and prepare for the workforce of 2015.

Friday, November 4, 2011
Bodega Bay, California

Large-scale graphics for leading, teaching and motivating others — Join us on the idyllic California Coast for a one-day workshop about visual thinking. Invoking images in the minds of others is the most powerful way to communicate; yet the potential is untapped in most organizations. You can transform communication and thinking using visual language — in meetings, for strategic planning, to visualize the future, to bring people together on the same page.

$250. Join Eileen Clegg (, Tom Benthin ( and Christine Walker (  For further information, Email Eileen or call (707) 486.2441.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

HRMAC Summit 2011

SUMMIT 2011 provides a forum for HR leaders to explore cutting-edge issues that affect business operations and human capital strategies.  Whether you’re an up-and-coming HR leader or a seasoned professional, Summit is an opportunity to step away from your day-to-day duties for a day of learning and networking.

June 9, 2011
Citrix, Santa Clara, California

SBODN Live Event:
Wisdom and Wellness @ Work

Corporate wellness is one of the newest trends in the workplace. Tech companies are funneling resources towards wellness programs to increase productivity, collaboration and leadership effectiveness. What have they learned? Click the logo above for complete information.

June 16, 2011
Menlo Park, California

San Jose State University


Global Innovation Forum:
Innovation and the Digital Generation

As corporations focus on nurturing innovation to create sustainable competitive advantages, they are coming across a new, demographic challenge. The Digital Generation, people born between 1980 and 1995 and raised in the digital age, are entering the workforce and climbing the corporate ladder. According to recent research, they bring different skills, priorities, needs and values to the workplace. This conference addresses how the Digital Generation will affect companies’ ability to innovate quickly and effectively.

May 23 – 25, 2011
Stanford University


Innovation Journalism Conference

INJO Puzzle Mural

Click the image above to see how the puzzle mural came together.


April 19 – 20, 2010
Pasadena City College

MoblEd10 Mini-Conference

March 3, 2010
The Tech Museum, San Jose, California

Program for the Future 2010: CoLABoration MashUp

Eileen and her Program for the Future Colleagues organized the experimental CoLABoration mash up at The Tech Musem of Innovation in San Jose, attended by approximately 100 people. The goal was to launch an intentional neural network for global problem solving. Humanity could find innovative ways to handle our world crises (not to mention our day-to-day problems) if we all could put our heads together and our egos out of the way. At CoLABoration 2010, we experimented with Doug Engelbart’s idea of “co-evolution” — by bringing together technology leaders with experts in human facilitation to try out a variety of new techniques. The experiment will continue with mini-labs, ReMixes, initiatives and discussion. See this wiki and write to Eileen for more information.

August 12-14, 2009
Stanford, California

Convergence 09: Collaborative Visualization for Collective, Connective, and Distributed Intelligence

Eileen joined Jeffrey Heer, Bonnie DeVarco, Katy Borner and others at this highly visual, action-centered Media X Collaboratory bringing together visualization vanguards from the leading edge of science mapping, collaborative visual sensemaking, social network analysis and the emerging semantic web. The collaboratory showcased visual approaches from the World Café process and unconference strategies to encourage rapid action networking amongst participants. The Shape of Thought and Visual Insight mural process supported visual brainstorming and documentation throughout the workshop to create a realtime â??mapâ?? to the new territories presented.

For more information, click HERE and HERE.

August 5, 2009
Berkeley, California


Eileen spoke to a group of MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Here’s a mural from the event (click it to see a larger version), and you can watch a video of her presentation HERE.

June 18, 2009
San Francisco, California


International Symposium: Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning

Doug Engelbart, Valerie Landau and Eileen Clegg presented a keynote:
Evolving Collective Intelligence with an outline of their long-term vision of how technology can help solve the urgent and complex global problems facing humanity.

For more information, click HERE.

April 23-24, 2009
Pasadena, California


Exploring the ways that mobile technology is changing the learning landscape. Highlights:

Keynote: Online Learning Goes Mobile!

Panel: How Mobile Technology Will Change the Way We Learn

For more information, click HERE.

February 22-25, 2009
San Jose, California

VizThink North America ’09

This conference emphasized the roll of storytelling in visualization.

Visual Insight presented The Engelbart Mural at the conference.

For more information, click HERE.

December 8-9, 2008
San Jose, CA


Program for the Future Conference

The Tech Museum of Innovation
San Jose, California

December 9
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

On the 40th anniversary of Douglas Engelbart’s legendary “mother of all demos,” the Program for the Future launched a global competition for new tools that improve collective Intelligence. In keeping with Engelbart’s vision of mass collaboration, this event also brought together many communities — education, business, nonprofit, social, political and technology.

For information, click HERE.

June 16-18, 2008
San Francisco, California


Supernova 2008: Challenges for the Network Age

We’re at a turning point. The “web 2.0” boom has lasted longer than its “web 1.0” predecessor, and there are storm clouds ahead for the global economy. Battles over the future of software, the data center, broadband, the media, the social ecosystem, and the planet have been joined in earnest. This is not the time for small ideas or business as usual. The shift to network-based computing, services, business processes, marketing, entertainment, social relationships, connectivity, and culture will challenge our assumptions about how the world works. Those who fail to appreciate the complex implications are at risk. Those who can take advantage of the power of the new network face extraordinary opportunities.

To register or get more information, click HERE.

January 28 – 29, 2008
San Francisco, California


VizThink Conference ’08

Visual thinkers are people who use graphic design, images, pictures, video, animations, sketches, and other forms of visual art for communications and learning. VizThink will bring together several hundred participants from the best of the best in our industry with participation by trainers, marketers, presenters, executives, planners, strategists, and managers, just to name a few. While each approach may be different, the attendees all share the same philosophy in the power of visualization for learning and communication. By bringing these diverse groups together, a community will be created that can take the industry to a new level. VisualInsight will be facilitating this event.

View the Podcast exploring graphic recording facilitation prepared for this event.

For more information, click HERE.

October 28 – 30, 2007
Pacific Grove, California

Collaborative Workshop
The Future of Talent III

From the web site: “For the third year, we are convening an elite group of talent leaders from around the world on October 28-30. These 25 leaders along with an eclectic faculty of academics, practitioners, researchers and writers will jointly explore the edges of the talent universe. Using a structured brainstorming technique that Elieen Clegg, one of our faculty, and Kevin Wheeler have been perfecting over the past decade, we will develop a “map” of the future of talent.”

Download Eileen Clegg’s paper “Future of Talent: Closing the Gap” by clicking HERE. (9.8 mb Word file)

August 20, 2007
Palo Alto, California

NextNow’s conversation with Jim Spohrer, hosted by Stanford University’s Media X program.

April 12-15, 2007
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software:
The Globalization of Engineering.

March 28, 2007
Mountain View, California

A conversation between computer giants Doug Engelbart and Alan Kay
at the Computer History Museum.

June, 2006
Long Beach, California

The National Knowledge Commission of India meeting at California State University Long Beach, bringing universities, schools, libraries, business, nonprofits and other institutions into alignment to educate young people.

November 5-8, 2006
Santa Barbara, California

April 20 – 23, 2006
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software

Innovation in an Idea Economy: Putting Your Money Where Your Mind Is

Have a peak at our coverage of this event, HERE and HERE.


March, 2006
Silicon Valley, Califiornia

Digital Story: Th!nk Again at Google

Creating Community around the New Electric Car


March 27th-28th, 2006
Wilmington, North Carolina

See how we covered this event.


October 30 – November 2, 2005
Orlando, Florida

Elliott Masie’s Learning 2005

Extreme Learning

DetailsMurals from the event

August 19 & 20, 2005
Bodega Bay, California


Learn to use large-scale graphics for leading, teaching and motivating others – in a two day intensive workshop on the idyllic Northern California Coast ( Visual tools are the next-generation edge in strategic thinking and learning. Invoking images in the minds of others is the most powerful way to communicate; yet the potential is untapped in most organizations. You can transform communication and thinking within your core teams. You’ll learn simple yet universal and timeless images that you can combine with your own personal “doodles” to convert brainstorming sessions, training modules, strategic offsites, or phone conference reports into pictures that will put everyone “on the same page.”

For further information, Email:

October 9 – 11, 2005
Tomales Bay, California

Collaborative Workshop
The Future of Talent, Recruiting and Employee Development


April 26 – 27, 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia

BCNET’s 5th Annual Network Conference
The Power of High-Performance Computing


April 19, 2005
San Francsico, California

KM Cluster Annual Summit – Summer 2005
The Engelbart Hypothesis: Beyond Collaboration To Collective IQ


April 14 – 17, 2005
Scottsdale, Arizona


The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software
Innovation in an Idea Economy: Putting Your Money Where Your Mind Is


March 16 – 18, 2005
Orlando, Florida

January 21, 2005
Cambridge, Massachusetts


New England KM Cluster – Spring 2005

Creating the Social Enterprise: Getting Connected from the Inside Out


April 14 – 17, 2004
Scottsdale, Arizona


The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software

So Long, and Thanks for All the CAD: A revealing look at where we go from here

Visual journalism documentation by Visual Insight’s Eileen Clegg.

A picture says a thousand words. Eileen’s work combines graphics and words to be able to communicate the messages and key points imparted during a presentation and keynote. We are very excited to add this method of communication to our event.

Brad Holtz
President and CEO
Cyon Research