Conference Cartoon by Luke Warm for NHS CLAHRC in London


Conference Cartoons

Capture complex ideas in cartoons!

Conference cartoons are a really great new idea for loosening up your next corporate event or training day and making those sometimes dry plenary sessions a little bit more memorable. Workshops, seminars, trade shows and exhibitions can all be enlivened with entertaining and apt, thought provoking cartoons.

Visualisation can put life in the Proceedings!

This video was published by the Valuing Nature Programme and University of Exeter in June 2015 following extensive public dialogue events in Exeter, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Luke Warm was involved throughout and this video gives a good idea of his conference cartoons in action. As well as being projected on screens and stuck up on walls at the event, the drawings were used to illustrate the final 112 page report.

Award winning cartoonist Luke Warm will attend each lecture and capture the salient points in his clear, humourous conference cartoons drawn on the spot. These cartoons can then be displayed immediately in meeting areas to both entertain delegates and promote further discussion. They can also be uploaded immediately in digital format for display on information screens as a slideshow or included in live Twitter feeds about the event.

After the event these Conference Cartoons can then be included in the conference proceedings and if required higher quality redraws (like the images above) can be provided for use in PowerPoint presentations and other publications.

Working on a large whiteboard or paper Luke Warm can also create more literal Visual or Illustrated Minutes (also known as on the spot visualisation, graphics recording, graphics listening, reflective graphics, graphic facilitation etc.).  These complex diagrams help capture the salient points of the day in an entertaining and memorable way and become a thought provoking centrepiece.

Luke Warm can also provide evening entertainment at conferences by drawing caricatures on the spot at receptions, dinners and awards ceremonies.

Luke Warm has recently drawn conference cartoons for GSI at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Engage at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, The Science Museum in London, NIHR CLAHRC in London, the British Natural History Consortium (BNHC) in Bristol, The Diabetes Research Network (DRN) at Imperial College London, the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, the Evelina London Children's Hospital and at Public Dialogue Events in Exeter, Birmingham and Glasgow for Exeter University.

"Thank you so much for your hard work over the last two days – you were fantastic and much appreciated by everyone." - Holly Wright, RAE, at the Global Grand Challenges Summit, 12-13th March 2013, London.