The Next Web, the European WebTech event on innovation, startups and the future of web. I have been sketchnoting at the last 5 or 6 years now, displaying the visuals full screen during breaks and interludes. I love the vibe, I love the visuals on the big screen, its a perfect fit. Here is an interview at this years TNW;
The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, an annual event of world proportions. Tech, innovation, start ups, investors and a lot of networking and beer. This slideshare is a handpicked overview of the presentations that I visually summarized live at the event.
Last week The Next Web organized its yearly conference, where tech, innovation, and good vibes join for three days. I was asked to make visual notes of all the keynote speakers. This year all of my notes were shown on the big screen to recap, during the day. Did I say big screen? , the screen was ‘huge’ ! I enjoyed the enthusiasm of all of the speakers this year as well as the quality of the startups that presented itself this year.
Here I am, as I wrote earlier I was really looking forward to sketch on LeWeb09. And here I am. The Line up is looking promising and we have wifi and it is nice and warm. Loic and Geraldine Lemeur opened the Two day conference this morning with their introduction, announcing that this year is again bigger than last year. Looking good sofar.
Last thursday I attended Eday09, Emerce day 2009, in ‘De van Nelle fabriek’ in Rotterdam. A day of inspiring speakers and workshops. A good mix of people and speakers. The sidetrakcs where small and intimite and offered a variety good learnings. Since I was there to sketch for Dutchcowgirls, I limited sketching to the keynote speakers at the mainstage.
Monday turned in a great mobile monday this 1st of June. The momoams 11 with a whole range of first class speakers and their view on the future of mobile. Wether it be marketing or advertising or how the mobile will shape the web the message was clear. We need to act now in order to take this future in our own hands, to shape it into something good for all of us.
How do you make them.. ? Why do you make them..? How long does it take..? Many have approached me to aks these questions. So I have decided to write a post to try and explain. Sketchnotes, the making of..
The why is easy, my notes have always been in sketches, quotes and nodes to make connections or draw relations. It makes me remember things more easy. When it proofed helpful to others I simple gave some more attention to them so that others would be able to read them as well.
The how takes a bit more explaining. They are not just sketches, neither just notes. A sketchnote takes me as long as the speaker is talking. I listen to the story and make it my own. My interpretation and all what I pick up while listening will appear on paper.. In every sketchnote I usually pick up on insights or relations. I sometimes even relate outside the speakers story, just because this is how my mind works. In a way every sketchnote is my version of a blogpost of a presentation all wrapped up in one drawing.
I enjoy making sketchnotes when passionate speakers speak about things I relate to. So web and social media is my favorite subject. I relate and understand this. So I can make connections and insights. Sketching The Wext Web ’09 in Amsterdam was a great thing to do. And judging on Boris’s Flickr stats (where my skethcnotes where posted) –as well as my own– other enjoyed them too! I’ll just keep on sketchnoting, hoping others will keep enjoying them. So that one day, I’ll be the official sketchnoter for Leweb in Paris. Or other big influential conferences. Making me a very happy sketching @wilg!
After three days of conference and excellent parties last week, it is time to look back. Luckily there are some very good posts that provide an inspiring overview that you shouldn’t miss.
links to several articles; Contentgirls
the next web by quotes; @timanrebel
and my own overview in sketchnotes:
The sketchnote illustrating this article I made for an article in “de Volkskrant”