One of my classmates told me about this cool workshop. From the site,
The Image and Meaning (IM) events began in the Envisioning Science Project in the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is now part of Harvard University's Initiative in Innovative Computing (IIC). Our purpose is to help scientists, writers and visual communicators develop and share improved methods of communicating scientific concepts and technical information through images and visual representations. The goal is to enhance the level of discourse within the scientific community, among teachers and students and those who communicate with the public.
The next workshop is on February 1-2, at Apple HQ in Cupertino. I think I'd like to attend in some capacity, and thought maybe some of y'all might want to air some of your visualization issues too. Let's see if I can remember to register.