CODAsummit NFT

CODAsummit NFT

March 29 – 31, 2023 Dania Beach, FL


All events will take place at the studio and offices of Mad, a cutting-edge creative agency with digital fabrication services for artists and creative teams. Located at 481 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL.

Wednesday, March 29

Noon-4:00 pm

Registration and Check-In

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Guided Tour of the Exhibition Phygital Cities of the Future

This exhibition highlights both real world and imaginary projects that prioritize collectivity, humanity and social initiatives that benefit the community and provide the matrix for the arts' social coordination and economic support.  

4:00-4:45 pm

Opening Keynote Address: NFTs as Public Art

The possibility of NFT as a shared experience and a way to “give back” to the larger public. Sponsored by Barco.

• Refik Anadol, Refik Anadol Studio

  • • Introduction by Tim Sinnaeve from Barco

5:00-7:00 pm

Opening Night Reception

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this opening gathering at the spectacular Mad studio exhibition space. Featuring experiential art and performances, this is not your normal wine-and-cheese reception! Sponsored by Broward County Cultural Affairs.

Featuring a performance by percussionist, composer, improviser, and new media artist Maria Finkelmeier starting at 6:30 pm.

This multisensory experience will bring the audience into the music, inviting them to develop a relationship with each sound, rhythm, and gesture. As it’s created, each visual web aims to memorialize a moment in time when the audience, performer, technology, and sound become one and exist together, forever.

Thursday, March 30

9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks

  • • Marc Aptakin - CEO of Mad and 2023 Creative Revolutionary
  • • Toni Sikes - CEO of CODAworx

9:15 - 10:00 am

Virtual Frontiers: The Collision of Art & Tech

Drawing on his partnership with Christie's on their NFT auction sales, Pirovino speaks with authority on NFT artists and their work.

• Ronnie Pirovino - Collector, Curator, Appraiser

10:00 - 10:15 am

Open Networking

10:15 - 11:15 am

Panel: New Tools for a New Art Form

Leading artists speak about how NFTs and digital art are providing new tools for creativity that enable entirely new art forms. 

    • • Elijah Tuuri (moderator) - CODAMADE
    • • Ana Maria Caballero - theVERSEverse
    • • Maria Finkelmeier - MF Dynamics
    • • Joe O'Connell - Creative Machines

11:15 am - noon

Why I Collect Digital Art

Kent Charugundla presents his thoughts on the future of digital art, and why it offers exciting new horizons for artists and collectors (including public art agencies). 

• Kent Charugundla - Web3 Fine Art Collector

Interviewed by Spencer X Smith, Founder of AmpliPhi Digital

Noon - 1:00 pm


1:00-1:45 pm

Track 1: The ABCs of NFT Creation

An authority on all things NFT, Gryn provides a road map for artists trying to navigate the creation and selling of digital art.

• Tam Gryn - Chief Curator & Head of NFT Strategy, Mad

1:00-1:45 pm

Track 2: Bridging the Physical and Virtual Art Worlds

• Phil Dunlap - Director of Broward County’s Cultural Division

1:45-2:15 pm

Track 1: Intellectual Property of Digital Artwork

Goodson will cover key considerations for making, commissioning, and managing digital and tech-enabled artwork and will highlight the burgeoning legal issues with augmented (and other) technologies as they relate to public art.

• Sammetria Goodson - Managing Attorney at Goodson Law PLLC


Track 2: Incorporating NFTs into the Contract Process

Lida will provide sample contracts and options for public art agencies to incorporate NFTs into their commissions. Lida is an experienced counselor in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. 

• Josh Lida - Director of Art & Business Law, Twig, Trade, & Tribunal


Open Networking

2:30-3:00 pm

Track 1: Driving Success with NFTs

Since his entry into the NFT community, Cory has become a standout star. Selling his work at Sothebys and collaborating with companies such as Disney, iHeartRadio and TIME, Van Lew discusses the fundamentals of driving success in the NFT world.

• Cory Van Lew - NFT Artist

2:30-3:00 pm

Track 2: Animating Monuments: Calling Spirit into Place

Guyon and Shaw, working together on a major upcoming project, discuss how NFTs can animate and bring to life the story of a public place.

• Marjorie Guyon - i was here

  • • Ilene Shaw - Interim Executive Director, NYCxDESIGN

3:00-3:45 pm

Tools of the NFT Trade

Experts discuss the emerging equipment and services available to turn NFTs into large-scale public artworks.

• Paul England - SNA Displays

  • • Roy Husdell - Creative Director, Mad Labs
  • • Tim Sinnaeve - Barco

3:45-4:30 pm

Closing Keynote Address: Confessions of an Artist Advocate

A leader in all things digital, Dickerman discusses the reasons why he believes that the digital world will add another key asset class: creative assets, and how that will support artists in a number of different ways.
• Roger Dickerman - Founder, Artifex

6:30-8:30 pm

Dinner at Mad

Join us for a barbecue dinner with all the fixings.

Friday, March 31

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hands-on Workshop

Led by Mad’s Chief Creative Officer Roy Husdell, this how-to workshop will introduce guests to the latest animation and digital production technologies via hands-on demonstrations of their potential applications in the arts.

Gain an understanding of how the latest tools, methods, and technologies are used in the industry to craft incredible visual experiences – everything from motion capture, 3D animation, and rendering to state-of-the-art video and photo production.

Learn how to create powerful digital art exhibitions in a growing experience economy.

  • ● Deliver eye-catching, immersive, and interactive experiences.
  • ● Boost attendance, exposure, and validation for your work.
  • ● Extend the impact and applications of public art by connecting it to the digital realm.
  • ● Give viewers the ability to move around new landscapes and interact with elements in ways like never before.
  • ● Fuse art and technology in spaces no longer limited by physical boundaries.

Our studio offers over 17,000 square feet of the industry’s most cutting-edge virtual production space, including Dolby Atmos sound studio and LED virtual studio, alongside our latest installment, Vicon system, the world’s number one choice in motion capture.

Separate registration is required and attendance is limited.

5:00 - 7:00 pm

VIP and Press Opening of NFT Exhibition: Phygital Cities of the Future

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Public Opening of NFT Exhibition: Phygital Cities of the Future

Opening reception with music and special drinks 

March 29 – 31, 2023 Dania Beach, FL

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