Dona's BookData’s Not Dull!  It Tells a Great Story

Dona Wong, author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics shows you how to turn data into a compelling story, use graphics effectively, and avoid common pitfalls.

You can tell compelling stories with data

We live in a data-driven world. Effective graphics are key to the delivery of information. When done right, graphical information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently. 

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story
  • How to use graphics effectively in presentations
  • The Dos and Don’ts of information graphics
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them


Join us Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

  • members $175  USD
  • non-member $250 USD  
  • govt/non-profit $200 USD
  • special Rate – Member of partner organizations $175 USD



“I had the pleasure of hearing Dona Wong speak at the National Press Club. I couldn’t decide whether to hire her to counsel our clients on state-of-the-art information design, book her at the Improv, or ask her to headline my kid’s birthday party. This woman knows how to educate and entertain. Talk about energy and charisma. Wow.”  

— David  Marin, Principal, The Podesta Group


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1:00 – 1:45 pm – Registration /Networking

1:45 – 2:30 pm — Presentation + Q&A

2:30 – 2:45 pm — Break

2:45 – 3:05 pm — Small group data visualization exercise

3:05 – 3:30 pm — Full discussion about group exercise

3:30 – 3:45 pm — Break

3:45 – 4:30 pm — “Data Design & Storytelling” presentation + Q&A on best practices


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Dona Wong picDona Wong, author of “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics,” is the former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal, responsible for setting graphics standard for all feature and breaking news. Previously, she served as a business graphics editor at The New York Times. 

Dona is an expert in conceptualizing and producing information graphics that are easily understood by millions of demanding readers. In addition, she has advised Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on strategic communications. Currently, Dona is Vice President, head of Digital Strategy at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Dona received her M.F.A. in information design from Yale, with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization.  

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