COFES 2004 to Welcome First Taste of Visual Journalism

Visual Journalist, Eileen Clegg, to Encapsulate Main COFES Keynotes

BETHESDA, Md., February 18, 2004 - Cyon Research Corporation, a provider of consulting and research for engineering technology markets and host of COFES2004, the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software, today announced that visual journalist Eileen Clegg will be visually documenting this fifth annual event.

Eileen Clegg is a pioneer of visual communication techniques, termed as Visual Journalism, where the many, and often varied, messages of a presentation can be encapsulated in a graphical ‘map’.

“A picture says a thousand words,” stated Brad Holtz, president and CEO, Cyon Research. “Eileen’s work combines graphics and words to be able to communicate the messages and key points imparted during a presentation and keynote. We are very excited to add this method of communication to our event.”

“Many major events have pivotal and defining points in their presentations and keynotes that often are not captured,” stated Eileen Clegg. “We try to capture those messages with tools that deepen and expand communication, capture the big ideas and subtle sub-themes, and create a dynamic record that invites ongoing energy toward positive change.”

Some previous clients of visual journalism are, IBM Almaden symposium, Tech Learn Conference, Darden School of Business and Cambridge University Press.

Examples of visual journalism and information about Eileen Clegg can be found at:

What is COFES?
The fifth annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, presented by HP, will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ April 1-4, 2004. COFES, a mainstay of the engineering software industry, provides an intensive conference atmosphere where private and public discussions are held. Attendees are executives, end users, CAD and PLM vendors, analysts, and press who work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues of engineering technologies.

COFES is an invitation-only event. To find out more information and to request an invitation, please visit

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies.™ is Cyon Research's Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report™, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter™, a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and Extranet News, a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market. and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2004


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