The 2015 West Virginia MAD (Media Arts and Design) Festival
took place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 10. MADFEST 2015 was a day filled with 28 workshop sessions, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony. Click here to download a pdf file of the 2015 MADFEST Awards Ceremony slides. Use the drop down menu at the top of this page to access all information related to the festival.
Thursday, April 9
6:00 pm – College Union Ballroom
8:30 pm – College Union Ballroom
Schedule for Friday, April 10, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 – Students arrive. Continental breakfast. Interactive displays in the Boyle Conference Room (Will be open throughout the day).
9:00 – 9:50 – Everyone gathers in College Hall (a large lecture hall). Guest jurors are introduced and each one provides a 20 minute multimedia presentation highlighting various aspects of their work and career in media arts.
10:00 – 12:00 – 2015 Media Arts and Design Award Ceremony. Jurors remain on stage and make brief comments about the work as the awards are presented.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Rogers Cafeteria
1:10 – 2:00 – Session One – (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).
2:10 – 3:00 – Session Two – (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).
3:00 – 4:00 – Boyle Conference Room – final wrap up forum (Q and A), with guest jurors and presenters.
The MAD Festival Competition – Entry deadline is Friday, March 20th!
Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. There is also a separate competition for all West Liberty University students. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the media arts. See the MADFEST Competition FAQ for more details.
James Haizlett – MAD Festival Director