CFV: “The Graphic Medicine 2021 UnConvention: What Are You Working On?” – Call for Videos!

Graphic Medicine International Collective
Online, participation link to be distributed with conference registration
August 13-15, 2021
Stichtag: 24.05.2021

The Graphic Medicine International Collective is pleased to announce our 2021 UnConvention, whose unorthodox theme and form are created in response to the unconventional circumstances in which we are currently living.

Our conference theme: What are you working on?

Our format: self-made, one-minute videos that we will organize for collective viewing and discussion.

We invite participants to submit one-minute videos that address the conference theme: What are you working on in the field of graphic medicine?

The graphic medicine community is diverse, and our activities are varied. One of the most exciting aspects of our annual conference is learning about new projects and connecting with their creators, and we hope to carry that energy of creative exchange into 2021 in a different form.

While the past year has prevented us from proceeding with the typical in-person conference, it has provided many of us the time to create, a reason to create, and an urgency to create. We welcome videos that address graphic medicine work in any of the wide range of our engagements. Are you working on a comic or a collection of comics? A community activity? A critical or scholarly interpretation? A specific graphic medicine approach or topic? A syllabus? A mode of teaching, clinical practice, life-writing or life-drawing, social activism, research, or archiving? Figure out what the focus will be for your one-minute video, create it, and share it with us.

As you make your video, be creative! You may wish to address one or more of these topics as well: why you are working on your subject; how you are working on it; where you are working; when you are working on it, and with whom you are (or wish you were) working on it. We hope this micro-conference format will showcase the wide variety of ongoing projects in the field of Graphic Medicine, as well as enable participants to connect with similarly-minded fellow creators and potential collaborators. Be sure to include information on how interested viewers can learn more about your work.

While this un-conference is free to all participants, we encourage you to consider donating to the Graphic Medicine International Collective, to help our non-profit organization support its many ventures, including the website. The links for donations (and new conference merch!) will be made available with registration.

Videos should be submitted by May 24, 2021
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by July 1, 2021.

Please send your one minute video as an attachment (or download link) with contact information (name, affiliation, email address) to by May 24, 2021.

Submit any questions to

The conference will coincide with our Drawing Together gathering Friday, August 13th. This Drawing Together session will serve as the opening event of our UnConvention. More details about Drawing Together available here.