About a month ago I announced the locations of my forthcoming series of 'Introduction to Data Visualisation' one-day training courses. After resolving some diary issues, I am finally now in position to announce the schedule of dates:



The basic delegate rates are £225 per person for UK/EU events and £250 per person for events held elsewhere outside the EU. There are additional VAT costs as follows:

  • For any delegate based in the UK, a VAT charge of 20% will be added to the rate.
  • For any delegate based in the EU (outside UK) and whose organisation is NOT registered for VAT (or equivalent), a VAT charge of 20% will be added to the rate.
  • For any delegate based in the EU (outside UK) and whose organisation IS registered for VAT (or equivalent), no VAT will be charged but a record of the organisation's VAT registration number will be required for reciprocal UK tax purposes.
  • For any delegate based outside the EU, no VAT charges are applicable.

No separate, additional registration fees are charged to delegates - these are all absorbed within the rate.

Course details

There is plenty of information about the objectives, coverage and content of the training courses here. You can also see a selection of the testimonials I have received from attendees at previous events. The most important point to stress is that there are no pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills, or technical capabilities - you just need to have a curiosity and desire to enhance the effectiveness of your data visualisation designs, regardless of whether you are the designers, the commissioners or the evaluators of such work.


You will be able to formally register for the event next week. However, if you wish to reserve a place before then just email me and I will hold a spot for you. You can then formally register when the registration mechanism is available. Credit card and PayPal payments will be accepted but if you would prefer to arrange a BACS transfer via invoice, that is also fine. Just let me know what works for you.


Specific venues will be announced as and when I secure appropriate space but typically all events will be as city-central as possible. Details will be updated on the relevant training event pages.

Class size

The maximum class size is typically between 16 and 20 (varies according to venue rules). This relatively small size helps to facilitate a supportive learning environment with plenty of one-on-one instruction as well as energetic dialogue and group discussion between all attendees.


The courses will commence at 9:30 and finish around 17:00 with registration commencing from 9:00. There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions and a lunch break of around 50 minutes.


Drinks/refreshments will typically be arranged on arrival at least. Lunch is not provided but all venues will be picked based on convenient access to appropriate food and drink facilities.


You are encouraged, but not required, to bring a wireless-enabled laptop with you and to be prepared to share your workspace with others. There are no specific programmes or applications required though it will useful if you have Microsoft Excel/OpenOffice Calc and a pdf reader installed.

Delegate Cancellations

In the event of a delegate needing to cancel their booking, if written notification is received at least 3 days before the date of the course, a full refund will be offered less any processing fees. Should you wish to transfer your course booking to another delegate, that is fine, but please inform Andy Kirk if this situation arises. The best advice is to make sure you can definitely attend the training before booking.

Event Cancellations

In the extremely rare event that a training course has to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances you will be offered to attend an alternative event as appropriate or a full refund for your registration. However, liability will be limited to a refund of fees paid and Visualising Data Ltd is not responsible for other costs incurred, such as non-refundable travel or accommodation costs.

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