The University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Kent State University and Michigan State University jointly presented the 2nd MODE Summit. This international event brought together motion design educators from different areas of expertise to present work and discuss motion and how it enhances, effects, changes messages, meaning, and communication. The conference took place in Dublin, Ireland, June 3–5 2015.
I served on the organizing committee as the Conference Experience, Coordination and Archival Chair. Tasks included managing social media promotion, organizing paper submission and review process, designing of collateral, and working with the rest of the committee to plan for the 5 keynote speakers and over 60 participants. Keynote speakers included speakers from Art of the Title, Moving Brands, Digital Kitchen, MK12, and Microsoft, all relevant and active in the use of motion design to educate, entertain, and inform.
The papers presented were collected and edited by myself, Brain Stone, Gretchen Rinnert, and Andre Murnieks into a conference proceedings publication, published and distributed through Routledge. "The papers address the growing field of motion design and offer scholarly driven literature and examples to support and challenge educators. MODE was a peer reviewed conference with a discerning acceptance rate of 29%, with attendees representing 13 countries." I designed the publication cover which incorporates imagery from the various presentations shared at the conference. Additionally, I wrote a summary of MK12's Timmy Fisher's keynote presentation.
Motion Design Education Summit 2015 Edited Conference Proceedings
MODE2017 will be taking place June 7–9th, 2017 at The Ohio State University, Department of Design in Columbus, Ohio