We invite you to be a sponsor for MODE 2019. Founded in 2013, we encourage, share, and help shape motion design by providing a platform for research and pedagogy to be explored and celebrated. As an independent group of academic collaborators, we do not have membership fees to help offset conference costs. In order to make the registration fees less burdensome on our attendees, and to make the conference experience as fulfilling and engaging as possible, we need help from industry leaders, like you.

Why become a sponsor? Connect directly with teaching experts from around the world. At MODE, you will have the chance to increase your company’s presence and take advantage of networking opportunities while demonstrating your commitment to advancing motion design education and the industry. Interact with faculty and influencers from academic institutions that work with a new group of students each year!  For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact us!

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Massey University Strategic Research Excellence Fund (SREF)

Grant award, 26 September 2018. SREF award criteria include the extent which the proposed project met the purpose of building capacity, growing external research income or working towards increasing the University’s performance in international research rankings.

CoCA (SoD + CMP)


The College of Creative Arts at Massey University comprises the internationally recognised School of Design and School of Art, and the newly established School of Music and Creative Media Production. Located in Wellington, New Zealand, they are the host of the 2019 MODE Summit! CoCA is ranked 1st by RED DOT, the international design awards agency, which gives Massey a distinctive seal of quality for its design programmes. The College of Creative Arts is NASAD approved and number one in New Zealand for design and visual art research! We are thrilled to have The College of Creative Arts as a Main Stage Sponsor.




Department of Design at Ohio State


The Department of Design at The Ohio State University was the host of MODE 2017. Located in Columbus, Ohio, in the tech hub of the Midwest, and positioned in one of the largest universities in the United States, the Department of Design has shaped the design community in central Ohio, offering three programs: Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design. Not only is OSU a sponsor for the MODE Summit for the 4th time, but the Department of Design is also sending 7 student volunteers to Wellington, New Zealand. We are thrilled to have their continued support and presence at MODE!

Kent State University


The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University is a proud sponsor of MODE Fest 2019. The School of Visual Communication Design provides a superior design education and competitive skills by encouraging interdisciplinary approaches to visual communication design and integrating evolving media with design foundations and conceptual development. It’s a unique program, housing design, illustration and photography in one school within the College of Communication and Information. Kent State University has been sponsoring MODE since 2013, and we are so grateful for their support in presenting MODE Fest 2019!

Massey University Research Fund (MURF)

Michigan State University,
Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Brigham Young University