• “Linie, Zeichen, Fläche: Informationsgrafik als Schnittstelle”, Talk at Meetup “Visual Systems” at Staatsbibliothek Berlin, February 16th, 2021
  • “Viz in the Wild—What does history teach us about crafting great visualizations?” Keynote at Data Fest (Tbilisi/Online), December 15th, 2020
  • “The Treasure Hunt. Defining the Rules of Data Viz.” Talk at S-H-O-W Conference (Utrecht/Online), November 27th, 2020
  • Data Kolumna – Digital Salon of Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society: Panel discussion on the state of data journalism (in German) with Prof. Wiebke Loosen (Communications & media researcher) and Elena Erdmann (Data journalist at ZEIT ONLINE). May 27th, 2020 (video on Facebook)
  • “Mind the Gap. Investigations into the Nature of Information Visualisation.” Keynote Talk at cyber conference What is Information?, University of Oregon, April 30th, 2020
  • “A conversation on historical data visualization: Manuel Lima, Michael Friendly and Sandra Rendgen”, Webinar. April 24th, 2020 (Youtube)
  • “Back to the Future. A very very brief history of information visualisation.” Talk at Berlin Data Vis Meetup, February 18th, 2020.
  • “Seeing the Invisible: Visualization, Machine Learning and Storytelling”. Talk at Data Natives Conference, Berlin, November 25th, 2019.
  • “Inventing the Future, One Visualisation At a Time.” Talk at idalab seminar #20, August 15th, 2019.
  • “Teaming Up, Scaling Down. Models of Collaboration in the History of Infovis.” Talk at IC 2019, Hilversum, October 11th, 2019 (with Michael Stoll).
  • “The History of Information Graphics.” Talk at 27th Malofiej conference, Pamplona, March 28th, 2019 (with Michael Stoll).
  • “Inventing the future, one visualisation at a time.” Keynote talk at Information+ conference, Potsdam, October 21st, 2018.
  • “Show, Don’t Tell. Visual Storytelling für Leute mit Köpfchen.” Workshop with communication designers, MPM2 Mainz, September 14, 2017 (with Ole Häntzschel).
  • “Where Are We Headed?” Lightning talk at interdisciplinary workshop on the current state of diagrammatic research, Humboldt-University Berlin, March 9, 2017.
  • “Suddenly this Overview. Remarks on the Future(s) of the Atlas.” Talk at interdisciplinary workshop The Future(s) of the Atlas, Institut für Länderkunde Leipzig, June 9, 2016.
  • “Data Flow. Truth and Beauty in Data Visualization.” Workshop with business analysts, Axel-Springer-Verlag, December 9, 2015 (with Susanne Jaschko).
  • “Mind the Gap. Transforming Knowledge into Visual Representations.” Keynote at Visualizing Knowledge Academic Symposium, University of Helsinki, September 11, 2015.
  • “Age-old, brand-new. Visualizing knowledge through the centuries.” Keynote at Visualizing Knowledge Conference, Helsinki, September 10, 2015.
  • “Data Visualization in the Age of Big Data: A Tale of Truth and Beauty.” Lecture at Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne, April 23, 2015.
  • “A Cartography of Flux. The Fifty Maps of Minard.” Talk at 22nd Malofiej Conference, Pamplona, March 26, 2015.
  • “Smart Worlds. Infographics and the Visual Norm.” Talk at Infographics Conference 15, Zeist, March 11, 2015.
  • “And Then What? Storytelling in Data Visualization.” Talk at conference, Berlin, October 5, 2013.