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DATA 2014

Design, Art + Technology Awards, Interactive Exhibition and Creative Technologies Summit
May 7-8, 2014

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CELEBRATING THE YEAR’S BEST CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

DATA 2014 is a national celebration of creative technologies in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

KEYNOTES

Willo O’Brien: Opening Keynote, Thursday, May 8, 9am

Entrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference, San Francisco-based Willo O’Brien cultivates magic at the intersection of art + tech + business. In the last decade, she has founded three creative businesses and served as co-founder of two startups. Empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their creativity and passion, her work focuses on “creative sustainability,” and helping others to launch their dreams.

Penelope Trunk: Gala Keynote, Thursday May 8, 6pm

International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger, Penelope Trunk has molded a generation of the young minds that are shaping our workforce. She is the founder of three startups, and her career advice has appeared in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Penelope’s unconventional writing has established her as one of the world’s foremost career bloggers and thinkers. She has been called the “world’s most influential guidance counselor” byInc magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com.

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. 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.

DATA 2014 AGENDA

DATA VOTING IS ON!

Vote now for your favorite finalist projects!
Winners will be announced live at the event!

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ABOUT DATA 2014

When: May 7-8, 2014
Where: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,
805 Liberty Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

What’s Happening:

May 7: Creative Clash at Wood Street Galleries, and Cultural District Activities

May 8: Creative Technology Summit / Interactive Exhibition / Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala

8am-5pm: Creative Technologies Summit
6-7pm: DATA 2014 Keynote: Penelope Trunk
7pm: Cocktail Reception and the DATA Interactive Exhibition
8pm: The Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala

DATA 2014 AGENDA

REGISTRATION:

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

DATA PARTICIPANTS

All DATA event finalists and presenters receive special registration packages. Contact events@pghtech.org for full details after March 15.

TRAVELING TO PITTSBURGH?

Book your Pittsburgh stay now with special DATA hotel packages:

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown: Single $139/Double $149. Reserve your room by April 7, 2014. 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. Reserve your room by April 7, 2014. 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. Reserve your room by April 14, 2014. Please call 1-800-OMNI or go to OMNI ONLINE. Please reference “Pittsburgh Technology Council Design & Tech Awards” when making your reservation.

CONNECT WITH US

EVENT PARTNERS + SPONSORS

Creative Technology Partner

Carnegie Mellon University

Champion Network Sponsor

Dollar Bank

Network Supporter

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

DATA Main Event Sponsor

Buchanon Ingersol & Rooney PC: Attorneys & Government Relations Professionals

DATA Event Sponsors

UK Trade & Investment

DATA Supporting Sponsors

c-leveled
Print Tech
Advizex Technologies

DATA Event Partners

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Wrecking Crew Media
Collin Stover Magic
Visit Pittsburgh
Kessler Studios

DATA Media Partner

Best Web Design Agencies

Network Supporting Partners

tech shop
bhivelab
echo strategies

Network Event Partners

carnegie museum of art
the warhol
university of toronto
IDSA
Pittsburgh Ad Fed

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

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