Schedule of Events

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote: The Role of Art in the Future of Technological Development

Amsterdam’s studio DRIFT creates work with depth and simplicity, raising fundamental questions about what life is and exploring a positive scenario for art influencing our future world

  • Lonneke Gordijn    |    Co-Founder, studio DRIFT
  • Introduction by Barbara Tober    |    President, Acronym, Inc.

10:00 – 10:15 am


10:15 – 11:15 am

Commissioning at the Intersection of Art + Technology

Leading commissioners in diverse market segments discuss innovation in commissioning at the forefront of new technology

  • Christiane Paul (Moderator)   –   Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum
  • Clodagh   –   CEO, Clodagh Design International
  • Katherine Dirga   –   Program Manager, Atlanta’s Art in Transit
  • Tim Fredregill   –   Development Executive, Milender White
  • Martha Weidman   —   CEO, NINE dot ARTS

10:15 – 11:15 am

Case Study: Art and the Experience Economy

  • Canal Convergence, presented by Jennifer Gill

11:15 – 11:30 am


11:30 – 12:30 pm

Straight Talk

An artist, an airport commissioner, and a fabricator pose difficult questions and demand straight answers from one another – all in the spirit of transparency

  • Joe Riche (Moderator)   –   Firm Principal, Demiurge
  • Lauren Lockhart   –   Art Program Manager, San Diego International Airport
  • Vicki Scuri   –   Public Artist, SiteWorks
  • Steve Blanchette   –   Executive Producer and Technical Director, Wireframe

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Art & the Built Environment: Top Five Legal Issues for Art Commissioners

Experienced art lawyer discusses issues around commissioning artwork, including federal protection for artwork and key contract terms regarding digital and computer-enabled artwork.  The session will highlight the legal issues with augmented (and other) technologies.

  • Sammetria Goodson   –  Art Law Attorney who works with designers, artists, companies, consultants, curators, makers, arts organizations, cultural institutions, storytellers, and multidisciplinary creatives

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Case Study: Art and the Experience Economy

  • Quartier des Spectacles, presented by Eric Lefebvre

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Virtual Lunch: Table Talks

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1:30 – 2:00 pm

Starting and Growing a Creative Business

  • Alice Loy   |   Co-Founder, Creative Startups

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Case Study: Art and the Experience Economy

  • LightRails:  Light Sculpture as Placemaking, presented by Bill FitzGibbons

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Industry Presentations

  • Twelve 20-minute Industry Presentations
  • Three simultaneous group chats, presentations are pre-recorded and accessible throughout conference

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Movie Night

  • Short videos (7-minute presentations) by CODAsummit attendees about projects using new technologies

9:00 – 9:45 am

Opening Keynote: The Perpetual School of Infinite Amazement

Moment Factory from Montreal creates destinations that offer new experiences to the world; their work aims to inspire a collective sense of wonder and connection

  • Amahl Hazelton    |    Head of Strategy and Development, Moment Factory

9:45 – 10:00 am


10:00 – 10:45 am

How We Did It

Risk:  The Necessary Ingredient for Artistic Growth

  • Gail Folwell    |     Folwell Studios
  • Jeremy Crandell    |    Arts enabler and former Project Manager, Burning Man Project

10:00 – 10:45 am

How We Did It

Creating Winning Public Art Proposals

  • David Dahlquist    |    Principal, RDG Planning and Design
  • Matt Niebuhr    |    Senior Partner, RDG Planning and Design

10:00 – 10:45 am

How We Did It

New Venues for Digital Artists:  Video Walls and Urban Screens

  • George Fifield    |    Director, Boston Cyberarts

10:00 – 10:45 am

How We Did It

Dealing with the Complexities of Installing Large Artworks Overseas

  • Ralph Helmick    |    Sculptor

10:45 – 11:00 am


11:00 am – noon

Case Study: Art and the Experience Economy

  • Discovery Green Conservancy, presented by Barry Mandel

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Creative Revolutionaries: Building Bridges

Nohlab from Istanbul is on a constant search to remove the borders and build bridges between the human, place and time

  • Candas Sisman   |     Co-Founder, Nohlab
  • Deniz Kader    |     Co-Founder, Nohlab

11:30 am – noon

Conversation: Art + Technology – An Early History

Museum pioneer discusses moving video artists such as Bill Viola and Nam June Paik into the mainstream of museum exhibitions; National Public Radio interviewer guides the conversation
  • David Ross    |    Chair of MFA Practice at the NY School of Visual Arts, former Director of the Whitney Museum and SFMOMA
  • Anne Strainchamps    |    Host and Co-Founder, NPR’s To the Best of our Knowledge

Noon – 1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch: Table Talks

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Conversation: Art Marrying into Technology

Ed Schlossberg     |    ESI Design

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Artist Showcases

10-minute presentations by artists who work in augmented reality, video projections, digital mapping, data visualization, sound…and much more
  • Twelve 10-minute Artist Presentations
  • 2 simultaneous group chats, presentations are pre-recorded and accessible throughout conference

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Closing Keynote: A Perspective on the Future

A leader in the visual art gallery world comments on the fact that major galleries and architectural firms are embracing the digital experience – and how that affects the commissioned art industry

  • Christy MacLear    |    CEO, PaceX

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks