Massey University’s School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand will host the next MODE Summit in 2019. Massey University’s College of Creative Arts is recognized by the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design and ranks as one of New Zealand’s top design and visual art research institutions. Recently, the city of Wellington has seen job and business growth in animation, application development, gaming, film, post production and visual effects. The city is home to award winning director Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and his companies, including Weta Workshop, Weta Digital, Camperdown Studios, Park Road Post, and Stone Street Studios.

It goes without mentioning that Wellington’s beautiful bay, landscape, and comfortable climate make it a hidden gem in the southern hemisphere and the perfect backdrop for advancing discussion in motion design education and experiencing a new environment. We encourage all those submitting a proposal to consider MODE as the three-day professional component of a longer holiday with friends or family in order to make the most of the long journey.