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The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place

November 10-12, 2021

Scottsdale, Arizona



Wednesday, November 10

5:30 – 7:00 pm

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Opening Night Reception

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this opening gathering on the Scottsdale Canal. 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

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

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Opening Lunch

  • Gareth Brennan, CEO, Eventscape

1:15 – 1:45 pm

Creative Revolutionaries

  • Ryan Edwards,  MASARY Studios

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Magical Mystery Tour:  Augmented Reality Enhances Experiential Artworks

  • 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.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

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Networking Cocktail Party

Unwind with new and old friends at the end of the day. The Emerging Artist Program Award Winners will be introduced, sponsored by Epson.

8:00 pm

Canal Convergence

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.

  • 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

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 Real Estate of Experience

  • Michael Beneville, Creative Director, AREA 15

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Manifest Boldly: Public Art and Civic Initiative Create Experiential Treasure

  • Amy Critchett, Executive Producer, Leo Villareal

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?