Graphic recorder Greg Gersch.

Graphic recorder Greg Gersch.

The Charleston Library Conference is excited to announce that Greg Gersch, a graphic recorder from the Washington, DC, area, will be creating works of art from information presented in sessions at the conference on Thursday. We are thankful for a sponsorship from bepress that made this possible.

bepress (1)Greg will use large canvases, approximately 8×4 feet, to capture the main ideas and takeaways from the conference through graphic art. He will be recording the plenary sessions in the Performance Hall as they are presented live on stage. During the afternoon breakout sessions he’ll be stationed in the lobby area collecting notes from attendees, asking questions to summarize their “Aha!” moments.

“The Charleston Conference has always placed emphasis on innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. This year we are going to try using a graphic recorder who will listen to speakers and transcribe the Eureka moments and insights visually.  This should be perfect for the 35th Charleston Conference,” said Conference Founder and Convener Katina Strauch. “We would like to thank bepress for sponsoring this exciting new approach. We will be sending a digital image of each of Greg Gersch’s masterpieces to the attendees following the Conference and hope that this will serve as one of the touchstones to continue conversations long after the Conference is over.”