#SNDSF: What people are talking about

It’s finally here! The annual SND Workshop & Exhibition is happening this week in San Francisco, April 7-9, and we’re bringing our last weekly roundup of what people are saying about #SNDSF. Be sure to follow along at #SNDSF on Twitter this week for updates from San Francisco. And conference co-chair Frank Mina has created a handy Twitter list of SNDSF speakers so you can connect. Find something interesting? Give it a share.

Everyone has a story — what’s yours? Lars Pryds of SND Scandinavia is ready for San Francisco and SND Ignite. Join us for these lightning talks on Saturday unlike traditional conference presentations, panels or classroom lectures. Each speakers gets five minutes, with a goal to spark new conversations.

SNDMakes-SF: Meet the news and information designers, representing nearly 30 organizations, who will be tackling the question “How might we grow the news and information design community?” this week. SNDMakes-SF is our sixth SNDMakes event and will take place at the Code for America headquarters ahead of the annual workshop. Follow along here and on twitter for updates on what they’re building.

Session previews: Keynote speaker Ben Fry of Fathom shares his thoughts on art and technology —”I’d like us to be closer to Disney’s saying that “art informs technology, and technology inspires the art.” Right now, we’re putting up with the technology just enough to eke out something that rarely resembles art.” Darren Sanefski previews his talk on how magazine cover design choices have measurable impact on newsstand sales. And keynote speaker Kawandeep Virdee of Embedly discusses building communities across sectors and turning insights and analytics into actions

Last minute tips: San Francisco Chronicle designer and illustrator Christopher Fong shares ideas for things to do while you’re visiting, 10 places to eat and drink and the best ways to get to and from #SNDSF. Share your suggestions for can’t miss San Francisco on the official #SNDSF event on Facebook or on Twitter with #SNDSF.

What will your starting bid be? Goodies for @SND Foundation silent auction. http://bit.ly/1RyaVhj #SNDSF

Posted by Society for News Design on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Silent auction: 
If you’re attending SNDSF, bid on prints and more at the SND Foundation Silent Auction. All money raised goes to supporting the Foundation’s work to help educate and inspire future generations of visual journalists, from research to travel grants and scholarships. Over the years, scores of young journalists have benefited from the funds raised by this event, including our annual workshop travel grant recipients.

Sing along: Make a plan to join us for Angie’s List Karaoke Night for SNDF on Friday April 8. It’s a fun event that also benefits future generations of visual journalists. Special treats for those singing along to the Bay Area’s best.

— Compiled by Courtney Kan and Madisen Theobald

About Courtney Kan

is a designer at The Washington Post and the editor of SND.org.

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