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Motion Design Education Summit Dublin, Ireland // June 3-5, 2015
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The University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Kent State University and Michigan State University jointly present the 2nd MODE Summit. This international event brings 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 takes place in Dublin, Ireland, 03–05 June 2015 at the O’Connell House and the Royal Irish Academy.  MODE is a gathering of design educators who specialize, research and teach in the area of motion design. We see this event of particular interest and relevance to graphic design, visual communication design, typography, cinema, theatre, animation and storytelling. Together we will address the growing field of motion design and the need for scholarly driven literature and examples to support and challenge educators. We are inviting papers that explore different aspects of Motion Design education and practice. Upon acceptance, your work will be part of a peer reviewed anthology of motion design materials to be published in the conference proceedings. Keynote speakers for the conference will be announced in the coming months.  The 1st MODE Summit took place at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Conference attendees came from a wide range of academic institutions and international locations. We expect to build on the momentum created in 2013, as motion design educators continue to discuss, share, and examine the field collaboratively. 
Submitting:When submitting please include have the following ready:              +  Abstract of 300-500 words:                    Include the format and conference theme your proposal falls within.                    Please omit your name and institution.               +  Contact Information:                    Name, Email, Abstract Title, Phone Number and Website / Blog               +  A Personal Bio                    300 words or less               +  Accompanying Media                    This can be supplied through Google Drive, Dropbox or by supplying links                    to content available online through a source such as Vimeo or YouTube.

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Deadlines:                01 September 2014:  Open call for abstracts                                            05 January 2015:  Deadline to submit abstracts                              03 February 2015:  Notification of accepted abstracts                              02 March 2015: Final submission due - NEW Date: 31 March 2015                03 June 2015: MODE Begins in Dublin, Ireland Questions may be directed to any of the members of the organizing committee by emailing modesummit@gmail.com
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We are accepting submissions in the following formats: Academic Papers and Presentations Papers should be between 2500–4000 words, written in MLA style. Exploratory papers and work in progress will also be considered. Please see conference themes, and identify which category your work falls into when submitting. Curriculum Case StudiesThese presentations should share an overview of your course, the work that is produced and an analysis of the impact it has on the student experience. Papers should be between 2000 and 4000 words, citing references and student contributions. The student outcomes will be presented in a gallery showing with other curriculum artifacts. Professional and Creative Work Case StudiesPlease submit professional and creative work case studies that push the limits of motion design and provide a reference for designers and students. These examples should be accompanied with a short paper that explains the process, influences and collaborators.  The work will be presented in a gallery showing. Conference themes              Information, Navigation and Interaction              Typography & Message Making              Abstraction, Patterns, Repetition and Rhythm               Storytelling, Narrative, and Empathy               Motion Design Pedagogy                Theories, Strategies, Methods               History and Future of Motion Design               Motion Design Characteristics               Other Suggested Categories 8x8 FormatThis year’s conference will feature 8 peer-reviewed research, case study, or professional application presentations. These carefully selected abstracts will provide insight about new, innovative, cutting edge and/or current in-progress work. Each contributor will share their work in a concise, energetic, rapid-fire 8 minute presentation.