We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Tanya Gadsby from Fuselight Creative at the EDAC-ATAC 2024 conference.  We will work with Tanya to create a “knowledge wall” for the conference — a large visual representation of the themes and ideas from across presentations, and an opportunity for conference registrants to engage in reflection and contribute to the wall. In the spirit of our conference theme (Creativity and Connection) we are looking to help participants engage in new ways at the EDAC-ATAC 2024 conference. According to Fuselight Creative, graphic recording boosts creativity and builds shared understanding.

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Tanya Gadsby is the founder of Fuselight Creative and has seventeen years of experience working in event design and audience engagement. Over the last thirteen years, Tanya has focused on health care, collaborations with Indigenous Nations & communities, and climate science. She specializes at strategic and customized use of graphic facilitation so it deepens dialogue, creates a safe space for sharing, is flexible to the group’s needs, and is a core part of the work moving forward. Tanya is constantly testing new ways of using graphics and technology to facilitate learning and connection — whether it’s virtual or digital graphic recording, augmented reality, interactive infographics, or experimenting with new animation techniques.

Tanya has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre & Writing from the University of Victoria, and is trained in community engagement through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Born in New Zealand, and of Māori / Ukrainian / Scottish descent, Tanya grew up in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Whitehorse, Yukon. She resides in Victoria, British Columbia on the unceded traditional territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.