For their 2012 event, the team at TEDxCopenhagen hatched a plan to have every attendee engage with the event in a way that was a little out of the ordinary — by drawing.
Upon sitting down, each audience member was greeted with three things: a pen, a notepad, and a visual agenda (part illustrated program to the day’s events and part passbook to engaging with the event in pictures and words.)
Four “moves” were built into the agenda. These moves were small sections of the guide containing tasks for attendees to complete. These tasks included sharing an idea worth spreading in one of 10 different categories; creating a headline and an illustration to answer the question, “What moves you?”; and compiling actions one hoped to start or stop doing after the event.
After completing a task, attendees tore off the appropriate section and submitted it to graphic facilitators during breaks, who then added these responses to giant visualizations of the event.
Now that the event has ended, TEDx’ers and friends can download the results of the graphic facilitators’ 6 meters of illustration, including over 600 responses to the 4 “moves.” See the entire 6 meters at the TEDxCopenhagen website here>>
See the entire visual agenda here: