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The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place

November 10-12, 2021

Scottsdale, Arizona



Wednesday, November 10

Pre-Conference Tours

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Taliesin West

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Public Art Tour

View the extraordinary collection of public art in downtown Scottsdale, led by the Scottsdale Public Art professionals who help make it happen.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

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Opening Night Reception

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this opening gathering at the spectacular new Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. The CODAsummit Scholarship Winners will be introduced, sponsored by SNA Displays.

Thursday, November 11

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Toni Sikes, CEO, CODAworx
  • Kim Boganey, Public Art Director of Scottsdale Arts, welcomes attendees and provides an overview of Canal Convergence

9:15 – 10:00 am

Barbara Tober Keynote Address:

Reimagining Public Art as Energy Landscapes for a Post-Carbon World

  • Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, Co-Founders and Co-Directors, the Land Art Generator Initiative
  • Introduced by Barbara Tober, President, Acronym Venture

10:00 – 10:15 am

Open Networking

10:15 – 11:15 am

The Reimagined Museum

Leading museum directors and artists discuss the changing role of museums as cultural institutions

  • Christy MacLear, moderator
  • Amahl Hazelton, Moment Factory
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
  • Jeremy Strick, Director, Nasher Sculpture Center

11:15 – 11:45 am

Public Art Reconsidered: A Conversation

  • Daniel Tobin, Founder, UAP
  • Interviewed by Ilene Shaw, CEO, Shaw & Co Productions

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Sponsored by:

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Opening Lunch

  • Gareth Brennan, CEO, Eventscape

1:15 – 1:45 pm

Creative Revolutionaries

What we can’t not experience when we are faced with it: How technology is changing authorship, new-media art is a force, and the need for criticism.

  • Ryan Edwards,  MASARY Studios
  • Introduction by Ramzi Shakra, Product Manager – Large Venue Projectors, Epson America, Inc.

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Magical Mystery Tour:  Augmented Reality Enhances Experiential Artworks

  • Michael Chavez, Moderator
  • Shuli Sadé,  Augmented Reality Artist
  • Ryan Sarfati, Oh Yanoe LLC
  • John Mack, Photographer

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Open Networking

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Industry Presentations

20-minute sessions with top companies in the commissioning industry that collaborate with artists to create successful artwork installations. 12 presentations, two tracks running simultaneously.

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sponsored by:

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Networking Cocktail Party at Canal Convergence

Kick off your evening at the VIP Lounge at Canal Convergence.  Special guests will be the artists commissioned for the festival.  Emerging Artist Program Award Winners will be introduced, sponsored by Epson.


Dine with friends and explore the magic of art + technology along the waters of the canal

Friday, November 12

9:00 – 9:45 am

Keynote Address: Harnessing Sunshine

  • James Carpenter, Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates

9:45 – 10:00 am

Open Networking

10:00 – 11:00 am

Stop Hate

A panel of creatives discuss how artwork and creative leaders can change the dynamics of a culture.

  • David Rockefeller, Jr., moderator
  • Marjorie Guyon, Co-Founder, i was here
  • Patrick Mitchell, Lead Photographer, i was here
  • Wendy Maruyama, artist/activist
  • George Rivera, Founder, Artnauts Collective

11:00 – 11:15 am

Open Networking

11:15 – noon

How We Did It

Practical how-to sessions led by experienced leaders in the industry.

Working with a Fabricator

  • Joe Riche, Demiurge

Working Across Borders

  • Daniel Canogar

New Marketing Tools To Promote Public Art

  • Katya Vinnikova, CEO, Art of Development

noon – 1:00 pm

Closing Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Art and the Experience Economy

Exploring the participatory impact of the experiential artwork as well as the by-the-numbers impacts that measure success.

The Journey From Spectator to Participant: The New Paradigm of Immersive Experience

  • Michael Beneville, Creative Director, AREA 15

Sponsored by:

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1:00 – 1:45 pm

Manifest Boldly: Public Art and Civic Initiative Create Experiential Treasure

  • Amy Critchett, Executive Producer, Leo Villareal

1:00 – 1:45 pm

The ROI of Placemaking

  • Philip Demers, Founder & Creative Director, MASSIVart
  • Louis-Etienne Dubois, Associate Professor of Creative Industries, Ryerson University

1:45 – 2:00 pm

Open Networking

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Artist Showcases

10-minute presentations by artist who work in augmented reality, video projections, digital mapping, data visualization, sound…and much more. 12 presentations, two tracks running simultaneously.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Prototyping the World of Tomorrow

  • Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch artist and Innovator, Studio Roosegarde

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Ready to be a part of CODAsummit?