Leah Silverman has been supporting facilitated events that use graphic facilitation since 2003.
But it was not until Fall of '07 that she strapped on the markers herself and stepped out as a Graphic Recorder. These are her reflections on her first International Forum of Visual Practitioners Conference:
I had a wonderful time and felt welcomed into this generous community. I also had the great privilege of looking over the shoulders of some amazing graphic recorders. I primarily went to learn more about graphically documenting, and the Graphics 101 course led by Brandy Agerbeck and Lynn Carruthers was very helpful with the basics. I now have a good head start on this new phase of my work path. Next year I'd like to see a possible follow-up course with more emphasis on hands-on practice and more concentration on listening skills and clustering information.