SNA Displays Sponsors Students to Attend 2021 Art and Technology Conference

The 2021 CODAworx Summit was held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event’s topic was “Creative Revolution.”

As a Diamond-level sponsor for the 2021 summit, SNA Displays was able to join the CODAworx team to host the event’s opening-night festivities. Jason Helton, executive vice president, and Paul England, director of design solutions, welcomed attendees on behalf of SNA Displays. Conference participants included artists, designers, public art specialists, and creative directors from creative design companies including Gensler and Moment Factory.

CODAworx is a community organization that connects artists and other creatives with professionals seeking commissioned artwork. Part of this collaborative mission is the yearly CODAsummit, a conference that gathers creative professionals from across its communities to meet, establish connections, find inspiration, and learn from one another.

As a leading manufacturer of LED display technology, SNA Displays is proud to partner with CODAworx to invest in future generations of artists – some of whom will no doubt end up using the digital canvas to create and present their art – through the Dreams Live Digitally Scholarship. This scholarship allows selected art students to attend the CODAsummit and take a valuable step toward a career in experiential art.

Student Testimonies

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“As someone who is hoping to incorporate more technology into my work, the opportunity to attend CODAworx was invaluable to me. I made so many connections that I plan on using for my future commissions. I was exposed to the limitless potential of large-scale sculpture that is made possible by amazing collaborators and fabricators. It really opened up the possibilities for me as a public artist. Thanks again SNA Displays!” – Matthew Baral, Sculpture major, Arizona State University.

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“Attending CODAworx Summit 2021 was an incredibly enriching, rewarding, and thought-provoking experience. I enjoyed learning about the design and technical workflows that artists employ to successfully realize their artistic visions in public art spaces. I also had the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with pioneers, problem-solvers, technology innovators and other artists like myself that collaborate with industry leaders to design, visualize, and fulfill their project goals. The information and resources shared at CODAworx Summit will help me to build upon my current artistic practice and expand my technology framework. I am humbled and honored to have been one of the recipients of the Student Scholarship Award this year. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this inspiring event.” – Noemy Esparaza-Isaacson, 3rd year MFA Digital Technology student at Arizona State University.

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“Attending CODAworx Summit 2021 was an incredibly enriching, rewarding, and thought-provoking “I felt grateful to see so many talented artists and entrepreneurs share their experiences, insightful thoughts, and innovative works in this emerging field. Some new technologies and methodologies in the art area were new to me. Attending the 2021 CODAsummit helped me extend my research focus. I appreciate that SNA Displays provided such a wonderful experience for art students and I felt honored to be one of the scholarship recipients. I hope one day I will share my project and research with the CODA community.” – Huixian Dong, 2nd Year PhD student, Arizona State University.  

“In the long durée of this pandemic pause, as people quarantined & self-isolated in their private spaces, there’s been much creativity brewing in the background of a devastating global pandemic. Undoubtedly, what will emerge post this period of heightened techno-embodied sociality is likewise a rise of artistry that translates place from digital space” (from scholarship entry). – Kho Khoi, Media Studies major, The New School of Public Engagement.

Read more student testimonials about the annual conference in the Limelight Blog entry for the 2020 CODAsummit.

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