The IDEA Summit 2012
Program dates: October 19, 2012 - October 20, 2012
Registration deadline: Extended to October 16, 2012
Arrival date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Departure date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Note: Please also see Rapid Prototyping Boot Camp (participants may not participate in both the Boot Camp and the Summit, as they occur simultaneously).
IDEA: Interaction, Design, Experience, and Audience
Click here for the IDEA Summit Schedule (pdf)
Hosted by The Banff Centre, the IDEA Summit attracts thought leaders and a diverse community of practice interested in exploring new horizons in the integration and adaptation of digital media projection into theatrical performance environments.
The IDEA Summit attracts artistic talent, interactive content creators, and innovative firms from Canada's performing arts and digital media sectors, as well as a wide variety of guests from within academia, the arts, government, and supporting industries.
At the heart of the IDEA Summit are two full days of presentations, showcases, and networking sessions covering such eye-opening topics as:
- The State of the Art in Projection Design
- User Experience and Audience Value for Creating Innovative Performance Media
- The Dramaturgy of Projection
- Critical Success Factors of Transmedia Properties
Unique to the IDEA Summit:
- Showcases of IDEA-produced artistic performances
- Presentations of IDEA project demos and activities
- In conversation with trending-setters in the creation and facilitation of innovative performance
- Networking sessions and nightly receptions
- Rapid Prototyping Boot Camp (Note: separate application is required to participate in Rapid Prototyping Boot Camp. Participants may not participate in both the Boot Camp and the Summit, as they occur simultaneously)
The IDEA Applied Research Initiative
The IDEA Summit is the culminating event for this year’s activities as part of The Banff Centre’s IDEA (Interaction, Design, Experience, and Audience) Applied Research Initiative -- an interdisciplinary program of collaborative research activities which explores the application of advanced projection, visualization, and digital media technologies within theatrical performance environments.
The strategic goal of IDEA is to benefit companies working in the cross-sector of media content creation, digital projection, and the performing arts through expanded learning and networking opportunities, technological innovation and knowledge transfer.
The objectives of the IDEA Initiative are to:
- explore, harness, and incorporate digital technology and media within the creative performance process;
- gain needed information on audience interaction and reactions to media in a performance context which will allow artists and technicians to predict and anticipate audience response in meaningful ways;
- develop new innovative technologies designed to increase access, training, and production capacity for artists, facilities, and companies producing and presenting live events;
- and craft a comprehensive yet practical vocabulary to bridge the understanding between layman and practitioner, artist and technician that will lead to technical innovations in the cultural sector.
Through IDEA’s series of residencies, workshops, and summits, The Banff Centre strives to foster a new community of collaborators who are addressing issues in digital design that have a great impact on the cultural industries in Canada and beyond.
Above photo: Courtesy The Banff Centre.
All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.