The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place

October 12-14, 2022 McNichols Civic Center

Denver, Colorado


All session times in Orange take place at the McNichols Civic Center building. Session times marked in blue take place at their 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. 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Public Art Tours

Bus Tour - Departing from the McNichols Center, this tour visits iconic works of art in the downtown Denver area. Access to this tour is available only to purchasers of Early Bird Tickets, so register before July 15 if you wish to attend.

Walking 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

Opening Night Reception

Held at the Chambers Grant Salon in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Thursday, October 13

9:00 – 9:15 am

3rd Floor

Welcome Remarks

  • Toni Sikes
  • Michael Chavez

3rd Floor

9:15 – 10:00 am

3rd Floor

Opening Keynote

  • Jason Bruges – Jason Bruges Studio

3rd Floor

11:00 – 10:00 am

3rd Floor

Panel: The Hierarchy of Art

  • Kerry Adams-Hapner - MODERATOR - Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Jose
  • Cheryl Catteral  –  Moment Factory
  • Cliff Garten -  Landscape Architect

3rd Floor

11:00 – 11:15 am

Open Networking

11:15 – 11:45 am

3rd Floor

Creative Revolutionaries Keynote

3rd Floor

11:15 – 1:00 pm

2nd Floor


2nd Floor

1:00 – 1:30 pm

3rd 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 of Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge

3rd Floor

The Nook, 2nd Floor

Commissioner's Track: X

2nd Floor The Nook

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. 12 presentations, two tracks running simultaneously.

3rd Floor

1st Floor

Industry Presentations Track 2

1st Floor

The Nook, 2nd Floor

Commissioner's Track: Artful Impact

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

  • Debra Simon - Public Arts Curator and Producer
  • Ilene Shaw - Producer, New York by Design: Architecture TV.

2nd Floor The Nook

3:45 – 4:30 pm

3rd Floor

Magical Mystery Tour: Art and Science

3rd Floor

5:30 – 7:00 pm


7:00 pm

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. 

Friday, October 14

9:00 – 9:45 am

3rd Floor

Keynote Address: The Art of Technology, the Technology of Art

  • Nathan Myhrvold

3rd Floor

9:45 – 10:45 am

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.

3rd Floor

1st Floor

Artist Showcases Track 2

1st Floor StoryTime Gallery

10:45 – 11:00 am

Open Networking

11:00 – 11:45 am

How We Did It

4 how-to sessions set up in the round – no screens

3rd Floor

Art in Transportation

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

3rd Floor

The Nook, 2nd Floor

Art Master Planning, Creative Placemaking & Public Art

Dorka Keehn – Principal, Keehn On Art

2nd Floor The Nook

The Map Room, 4th Floor

How To Bring Creative Visions To Life

Matthew Geller – Artist

John Grant – Creative Design & Project Manager, Public Art Services 

4th Floor The Map

Noon – 1:00 pm

Box Lunch

2nd Floor

1:00 – 1:45 pm

3rd Floor

Closing Keynote

  • Nathan Lachenmyer  -  Director of Technology at Sitara Systems
  • Sadiya Akasha  -  COO, Director Of Product Development at Sitara Systems

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tour of Meow Wolf

Visit this surreal, immersive art experience with many interactive rooms and bizarre sculptures. This tour is free for CODAsummit attendees. 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

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