CODAsummit:

The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place

October 12-14, 2022 McNichols Civic Center

Denver, Colorado

AGENDA

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session times all take place at the McNichols Civic Center building.

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session times take place at their individually-specified location.

Wednesday, October 12

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Registration and Check-In

Stop by the lobby of the McNichols Civic Center to check-in and pick up your badge and event materials. 

The McNichols Civic Center Building is located in the middle of Civic Center park, at 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado.

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Public Art Tours

Walking and Biking Tour - A tour of graffiti art in the vicinity of the Civic Center Park, curated by Denver Arts & Venues.

Tour of Cedar Point Reeds

This interactive robotic sculpture visualizing the energy production at a nearby wind farm was created by BREAKFAST and is located 5 blocks from the McNichols Civic Center.

BREAKFAST co-founder Zolty will lead this tour and give a brief presentation on the secrets of creating kinetic art installations that fuse technology and art.  Meet up on the front steps of the McNichols.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

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Opening Night Reception

Held at the Chambers Grant Salon in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Student Scholarship recipients will be announced, sponsored by SNA Displays. Featuring jazz pianist Phil Dunlap (Director, Broward Cultural Division) on piano.

1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

In the Lower Level of the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Thursday, October 13

9:00 – 9:15 am

3rd Floor

Welcome Remarks

  • • Toni Sikes – CEO, CODAworx
  • • Michael Chavez – Public Art Program Manager for the City & County of Denver

3rd Floor

9:15 – 10:00 am

3rd Floor

Opening Keynote: Living Art

From artificial intelligence to Olympians, artist Jason Bruges evolves natural systems, behavioural patterns and physical movement into living art. Through prototyping and innovation, his spectacular interventions transform urban environments and bring people together.

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    • Jason Bruges – Jason Bruges Studio
    • • Introduction by Barbara Tober - President, The Acronym Fund

3rd Floor

10:00 – 11:00 am

3rd Floor

Panel: The Emergence of the Collective

  • •  Kerry Adams Hapner - MODERATOR - Director, Cultural Affairs for the City of San Jose
  • •  Cheryl Catterall  –  Creative Director, Moment Factory
  • •  Michael Chavez – Public Art Program Manager for the City & County of Denver
  • •  Cliff Garten  –  Sculptor/Landscape Architect, Cliff Garten Studios
  • •  Liza Quinonez – Founder, Curator & Producer, Street Theory

3rd Floor

The Map Room 4th Floor Mezzanine

Introducing: CODAMADE

CODAMADE has been working with seven leading artists/ artists teams to develop new NFT offerings that demonstrate the concept of bridging the physical public art world with the digital sphere. Learn more here.

10:00 am: Introduction by Mark Aptakin, Co-CEO of CODAMADE

10:15 am: Case study presented by Maria Finkelmeier, followed by Q&A

10:45 am: Case study presented by i was here, followed by Q&A

Mezzanine Map Room

11:00 – 11:15 am

Open Networking

11:15 – 11:45 am

3rd Floor

Creative Revolutionaries Keynote: Creating the Hyperreal

  • •  Ricardo Rivera  – Video Artist and Creative Director, Klip Collective
  • •  Introduction by Joe Conover, Strategic Manager, Themed Entertainment Solutions, Panasonic Connect

3rd Floor

The Map Room 4th Floor Mezzanine

CODAMADE Case Studies

  • 11:15 am: Case Study presented by Susan Narduli, followed by Q&A.

Mezzanine Map Room

11:45 – 1:00 pm

2nd Floor

Lunch

2nd Floor

1:00 – 1:30 pm

3rd Floor

From Concept to Reality

Helping artists, project teams and owners solve the complex business problems that are integral to planning large public art commissions.

•  Kris Collins - Managing Director of Cultural Projects, MGAC

3rd Floor

The Map Room 4th Floor Mezzanine

Introducing: CODAMADE

1:15 pm: Introduction by Mark Aptakin, Co-CEO of CODAMADE

 

Mezzanine Map Room

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

NFTs for Creative Communities

  • •  Tam Gryn — Chief Curator & Head of NFT Strategy, Yes We Are Mad

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

1:30 – 2:30 pm

3rd Floor

Industry Presentations Track 1

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

1:30 - 1:50  Demiurge

1:50 - 2:10  RBHU

2:10 - 2:30  Limelight

3rd Floor

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

Industry Presentations Track 2

1:30 - 1:50  UAP

1:50 - 2:10  Gizmo

2:10 - 2:30  FORM 3D

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

The Nook 1st Floor

Commissioner's Track: Artful Impact

How site-specific temporary art and touring installations keep public space interesting and relevant

•  Ilene Shaw - Founding Producer, Design Pavilion; CEO, Shaw & Co. Productions; Presenter, America By Design: Architecture TV on CBS

•  Debra Simon - Founder & President Debra Simon Art Consulting

The Nook 1st Floor

The Map Room 4th Floor Mezzanine

CODAMADE Case Studies

1:30 pm: Case study presented by Joe O'Connell, followed by Q&A.

2:00 pm: Case study presented by Edison Peñafiel, followed by Q&A.

Mezzanine Map Room

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Open Networking

2:45 – 3:45 pm

3rd Floor

Industry Presentations Track 1

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

2:45 - 3:05  Ignition Arts

3:05 - 3:25  METALAB + Tiburon / Ender Martos, Artist

3:25 - 3:45  Digital Atelier

3rd Floor

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

Industry Presentations Track 2

2:45 - 3:05   Mayer of Munich

3:05 - 3:25   Superbien

3:25 - 3:45   Electrosonic + Envoy

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

The Nook 1st Floor

Commissioner's Track: FATVillage: Delivering Economic Impact and Investor ROI

  • •  Doug McCraw – Founder, FATVillage Arts District
  • •. Neil Ramsay – Creative Economist Principal, CUUE (Creative Unique Urban Experiences)

The Nook 1st Floor

The Map Room 4th Floor Mezzanine

CODAMADE Case Studies

2:45 pm: Case study presented by Elizabeth Turk, followed by Q&A.

3:15 pm: Case study presented by Cory Van Lew, followed by Q&A.

Mezzanine Map Room

3:45 – 4:30 pm

3rd Floor

Magical Mystery Tour: Art and Science

  • •  Dr. Julian F. Thayer - MODERATOR - Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, University of California Irvine
  • •  Chris Klapper - Installation Artist / Artist Residence at Fermilab 2020-2021
  • •  Susan Narduli - Artist and Architect, Founder and Creative Director, Narduli Studio
  • •  Jacob van der Beugel - Architectural Ceramic Artist

3rd Floor

6:30 pm

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Dinner at Demiurge, where World-Makers and Architects of the Universe Converge

Demiurge invites you to end your evening by visiting their sculpture production facility to see where amazing projects are created.  Have dinner and continue the great conversations and connections that CODAsummit is all about. 

Located at Demiurge Studio, 5555 Marion St. Unit B, Denver, CO 80216. Bus transportation will leave from the Curtis Hotel and Hyatt House Denver at 6pm. 

Friday, October 14

9:00 – 9:45 am

3rd Floor

Keynote Address: The Intersection of Art, Technology, and Science

With a background in technology and science, Nathan Myhrvold uses technology to push photographic limits. Whether it’s building robots to control timing of a falling liquid, or spending over a year building a microscope that captures the world’s highest resolution photos of snowflakes, Nathan doesn’t shy away from a photographic challenge. 

•  Nathan Myhrvold - Former CTO at Microsoft, Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, Cookbook Author, Inventor, Photographer

3rd Floor

9:45 – 10:45 am

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3rd Floor

Artist Showcases Track 1

15-minute presentations by artists who work in augmented reality, video projections, digital mapping, data visualization, sound…and much more. Eight presentations, two tracks running simultaneously. Sponsored by Wireframe

9:45 am: Alice Berthault, Wireframe

10:00 am: Dan Shaughnessy IV, DSIV

10:15 am: Melissa Mongiat, Daily tous le jours

10:30 am: Charmaine Minniefield

3rd Floor

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

Artist Showcases Track 2

Sponsored by Wireframe

9:45 am: Vicki Scuri, Vicki Scuri Siteworks

10:00 am: Bill Washabaugh, Hypersonic

10:15 am: Thomas Payette and Gonzalo Soldi, mirari

10:30 am: Therese Lahaie

StoryTime Gallery 1st Floor

The Nook 1st Floor

How to Transform a Warehouse into a Temple of Science and Creativity to Deliver the Future of Quantum Computing

  • •  Forest Stearns  –  Principal Artist, DRAWEVERYWHERE STUDIOS
  • •  Dr. Erik Lucero  –  Lead Scientist, Google Quantum AI

The Nook 1st Floor

10:45 – 11:00 am

Open Networking

11:00 – 11:45 am

3rd Floor

How We Did It: Engaging Technology, Without Losing the Artistic Vision

Case Study: Digital Sculptures for WarnerMedia at Ivy Station, Los Angeles.

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    • •  Paul England  —   Director, Design Solutions, SNA Displays
    • •  Chris Conte  —  Executive Consultant, Electrosonic
    • •  David Glicksman — Director of Creative Technology, Gensler Digital Experience Design
    • •  Gabby Shawcross — Design Director, Gensler Digital Experience Design

3rd Floor

The Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

How We Did It: Art in Transportation

•  Jill Anholt  —  Artist and Owner of Jill Anholt Studio Inc.

Storytime Gallery 1st Floor

The Nook, 1st Floor

How We Did It: Art Master Planning, Creative Placemaking & Public Art

•  Dorka Keehn  –  Principal, Keehn On Art

The Nook 1st Floor

The Map Room Mezzanine

How We Did It: The Dynamics of Kinetic Participatory Artwork

  • •  Matthew Geller  –  Artist
  • •  John Grant  –  Creative Design & Project Manager, Public Art Services 

Mezzanine Map Room

11:45 – 1:00 pm

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Box Lunch

Announcement of the Emerging Artist Awards, sponsored by Epson.

2nd Floor

A Conversation About Money

  • •  Gavin Downey - Group Product Manager, Epson America Inc.
  • •  Vince Kadlubek - Co-founder and Former CEO, Meow Wolf

Interviewed by Anne Strainchamps, Host and Co-founder, To the Best of Our Knowledge on PRX

2nd Floor

1:00 – 1:45 pm

3rd Floor

Closing Keynote: Envisioning the Future

  • •  Nathan Lachenmyer  –  Partner, Sitara Systems
  • •  Sadiya Akasha  –  Partner, Sitara Systems

3rd Floor

2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Tour of Meow Wolf

Visit this surreal, immersive art experience with many interactive rooms and bizarre sculptures.

Note: complimentary tickets to Meow Wolf are sold out! New registrants can still join but will have to purchase entry to Meow Wolf separately from their Summit registration. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the venue. Click here to learn more about Meow Wolf. 

Located at 1338 1st St, Denver, CO 80204

6:00 – 9:00 pm

CODAawards Celebration Party!

CODAworx shines a spotlight on award-winning collaborations between artists, design professionals, and other members of the project team with a high-energy, fun-filled party.

The CODAawards Celebration Party will include cocktails and food, a short awards program, music, dancing, and mystery guests. Join us for the closing evening of CODAsummit, when we recognize the amazing talent in our community, and embrace old and new friends before heading home.

Tickets are included with CODAsummit registration.

2nd Floor

Ready to be a part of CODAsummit?

CODAsummit is presented by CODAworx, the global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.