DATA 2014 is a national celebration of creative technologies in Pittsburgh, PA.
MAY 7-8, 2014 in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District www.design-art-tech.org
Founded at the intersection of Design, Art and Technology, this two-day event is an opportunity to engage with folks around the country on the newest trends in creativity and innovation. DATA is an event like no other — a mash-up of networking, interactivity and new ideas — showcasing the year’s most innovative art and technology projects, experiments and achievements.
Willo O’Brien: Opening Keynote, Thursday, May 8 9am
Entrepreneur and co-founder of the YXYY unconference.
Penelope Trunk: Gala Keynote, Thursday May 8 6pm
International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger.
THE PRE-CONFERENCE CREATIVE CLASH, MAY 7
Kick-off festivities begin with a Creative Clash! At the Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology space, featuring new media artists from around the globe. With the backdrop of two installations, “Electrified,” by artists Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton, the Creative Clash event is a mixer for the Creative Technology Network, celebrating the intersections art, business and technology. The event also features the magic of Pittsburgh’s hottest young entertainer, Collin Stover. Cultural District activities, including a visit to Pittsburgh’s illustrious Toonseum, follow the event.
THE CONFERENCE, MAY 8
The DATA conference brings together artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folk to be inspired by each other, discover new opportunities, and find out what’s next. Topics span the creative tech gamut, including design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more. This day-long think tank is packed full of workshops, panels and talks on the newest and most exciting innovations and ideas!
THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION, MAY 8
An array of the year’s newest debuts in Creative Technology will be exhibited on Thursday, May 8 at the DATA Interactive Exhibition. Over 50 DATA Award finalists will be demo-ing their latest creations and innovations for DATA guests and participants!
THE DESIGN, ART + TECHNOLOGY AWARDS (DATA) GALA, MAY 8
This annual gala and awards ceremony is one of the signature art and technology events around. Each year, the Creative Technology Network honors the best and brightest creative tech innovators with a party like no other! Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Penelope Trunk. Meet the makers of some of the coolest new art and tech at the Interactive Exhibition. Eat, drink and make friends all night long to a backdrop of artwork, tech, live music, and mixing-and-mingling with all the people you want to know.
Click here to view the 75 DATA 2014 Finalists…and vote for your favorite projects!
ABOUT THE EVENT
May 7: Pre-Conference Creative Clash at Wood Street Galleries and Cultural District Crawl
5pm-7pm: Creative Technologies Mixer with Tech Exhibition “Electrified,”by Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton
7pm: Tour of Pittsburgh’s Toonseum and Cultural District Activities
May 8: Creative Technology Conference / Interactive Exhibition / Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala
9am-5pm: Creative Technologies Summit: Workshops, Talks, Activities + Performances
TRACK ONE: ART + TECH COMMONS, LEVEL 3
8:00 Breakfast and Registration Opens
8:30 DATA 2014 Creative Technologies Conference Opening Remarks
9:00 Opening Keynote: Willo O’Brien
9:45 SHORT BREAK
10-10:30 A New Era of Design by Phil Gilbert, General Manager, IBM Design
10:45-11:15 Designing for Mobile First, The Role of the ‘New Creative’ by Cara Caruso, Adobe and John Roden, Brunner
11:30-12:00 Making Data Fun, Interactive, and Shareable by Peter Meulbroek, CTO, Webkite
12:00-1:30 BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE CITY
1:30-2 Data as Culture, by Dr Chris Moore, United Kingdom Trade Investment Technology Specialist
2:15-2:45 Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Art, Tech, Private + Public Companies by AlphaLab Gear Featuring Ilana Diamond, Dave Mawhinney, Josh McElhattan and Jonathan Shapiro
3-3:30 Design Thinking: Beyond the Bounds of Your Own Head by Thomas Wendt
3:45-4:15 Innovation and Product Development: Become a Storyteller to Succeed by Tom Kubilius, Bally Design
4:30-5 Time Machine: Crossing Space and Time with Timelapse Software by Paul Dille and Yen-Chia Hsu , Carnegie Mellon University, CREATE Lab
TRACK TWO: PEIRCE STUDIO, LOWER LEVEL
10-10:30 YOLO: You Only Launch Once by Danny Boice
10:45-11:15 Student Panel: Full STEAM Ahead – The Maker Concept’s Impact on Formal Education Moderated by Megan Cicconi, Center for Creativity
11:30-12:00 Tech and the Art of Filmmaking by the winners of the Robinson International Short Film Competition
12:00-1:30 BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE CITY
1:30-2 iPad: The New Canvas for Artists by Sumit Vishwakarma
2:15-2:45 Yoda is Wrong: Make, Do, or Try Something Awesome by Awesome Pittsburgh
3-3:30 Advanced Digital Learning in a Connected Community by Ani Martinez, The Sprout Fund
3:45-4:15 Design Takes Flight by Adam Pruden and Eric Boam
4:30-5 STEM Stars: Fusing DML and Hands-on Experiences for Girls by Nina Barbuto, Carnegie Science Center
GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY
All-Access Pass: Includes Pre-summit activities*, Conference and DATA Gala $199 per person
Conference only $99
DATA Gala only $99
*All-Access Pass Holders only
Click here to get your tix now!
All DATA event finalists and presenters receive special registration packages. Contact email@example.com for full details after March 15.
Traveling to Pittsburgh? Check out these special DATA deals:
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown: Single $139/Double $149. Please call 1-888-317-0197 or go to WYNDHAM ONLINE. Please reference the “Design, Art & Technology Awards” when making your reservations.
The Westin Convention Center Hotel: $159. Please call 412-281-3700 or go to WESTIN ONLINE. Please reference “Pittsburgh Technology Council May 2014” when making your reservation.
Omni William Penn Hotel: $135. Please call 1-800-OMNI or go to OMNI ONLINE. Please reference “Pittsburgh Technology Council Design & Tech Awards” when making your reservation.
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Submit your art or tech ideas for our DATA POSTER ART CONTEST now! Open to all!
EVENT PARTNERS + SPONSORS
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
DATA Main Event Sponsor: Buchanan Ingersoll
DATA Supporting Sponsors: C-Leveled | Print Tech
DATA Kickoff Sponsor: United Kingdom Trade and Investment
DATA Event Partners: Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh | PrintTech
DATA Media Partner: Best Web Design Agencies
Network Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Network Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed
The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.