I had the opportunity to attend Vida Vegan Con III recently. Vida Vegan Con was amazing! This was the third and final one (or will it be?). More info on the three amazing founders (Jess Sconé, Janessa Philamon-Kerp, and Michele Truty) and event info can be found here, http://vidavegancon.com/.
In each session I attended, I took notes through the practice of sketchnotes or visual notetaking. There’s a lot of brain-based research that really focuses on how our brain makes connections, and the traditional text-based note-taking is inefficient and does not help with retention of material in the long-term. I’m publishing these because there were so many people at VVCiii who loved them and wanted copies, but sketchnoting is a very personal practice. My visual and text-based mnemonics may not mean much to a casual observer.
At the urging of Whitney Lauritsen (Eco-Vegan Gal, http://ecovegangal.com/) and Jason Wrobel (http://www.jasonwrobel.com/)… among others… I’ve recorded short (approx. 3 minute) summaries of each session so that others can understand my madness.
Here is the first one. Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/), was the speaker. He was talking about The Paths to a Mindful Life.
For more information on sketchnoting, I highly recommend visiting my friend, the amazing Apple Distinguished Educator, Brad Ovenell-Carter. He has several resources that include:
His website with many sketchnotes, http://www.ovenell-carter.com/sketchnotes/
A video overview/primer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIK9lhKoy5I
His Pinterest uploads, https://www.pinterest.com/braddo/sketch-notes/
Other great resources include:
The amazing Designer, Mike Rohde, http://rohdesign.com/sketchnotes/
Smashing Magazine’s How To Get Started, http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/11/10/how-to-get-started-with-sketchnotes/
Sketchnote Army Community, http://sketchnotearmy.com/
Please let me know what you think. This is my first video on my new YouTube channel… so I was strangely nervous. Was this educational, entertaining, inspiring? Thanks for watching!
Oh, and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you want updates of each of the 10 sketchnotes there.