Connected Ink 2020 to look at art, tech & education
November 13, 2020

Connected Ink 2020 to look at art, tech & education

PORTLAND, OR — Beginning Tuesday, November 17th, Wacom ( will help present Connected Ink 2020, a global, 24-hour, hybrid online/offline event that spans art, technology and education. Connected Ink 2020 will look at creative chaos and the role of digital ink in everyone’s lives. Sessions will feature creatives and artists, who will talk about their work and what drives them. 

Wacom and partners from around the world will jointly host Connected Ink 2020, which begins live from Tokyo on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 3:00AM (PST). Participation is free and open to anyone who is interested. Registration is open until Sunday, November 15th ( 
The following is a look at the schedule:
Tuesday, November 17, 12:30PM (PST) 
Cartoon Crunch 
In this keynote address, Hollywood animator, Michael Morris, will talk about teaming up with Wacom for Cartoon Crunch, a six-episode series that follows two teams of animation students on their journey to creating an animated short film. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2:15PM (PST) 
Creating cross-platform entertainment 
Peter Hyoguchi, film director and producer of Gods of Mars, is helping to reinvent filmmaking through the use of video game technology in the new world of remote collaboration. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2:30PM (PST) 
How chaos and creativity lead to new beginnings 
Faik Karaoglu, EVP Wacom Branded Business, and team members discuss the changes and challenges for creatives, teachers, students and others working from home. 

Tuesday, November 17, 3:30PM (PST) 
Collaborative, connected and paperless learning 
Director of innovation and educational technology at the Bullis School, Stacey Roshan, will demonstrate how teachers can integrate technology with their lessons and embrace hardware and software tools to make remote learning easy and stress-free. 

Tuesday, November 17, 4:30PM (PST) 
Costume designers 
Gina DeDomenico, Hollywood costume designer, discusses her work in the industry and how she transitioned from traditional to digital art. 

Tuesday, November 17, 5:30PM (PST) 
Tell your own story 
In this second keynote presentation, Jorge Gutierrez of Netflix will take online viewers through his artistic journey with wonderful visuals, including art from his Emmy Award-winning work. 

On Wednesday, November 18, the event returns to Tokyo for a keynote by Wacom’s president and CEO Nobu Ide at 8:00PM (PST on the 17th). He will be joined by business heads and representatives from Wacom and various partners, followed by co-sessions with CelSys, Samsung, ARS Electronica, Fujitsu, MontBlanc, IMART (International Manga Anime Festival Reiwa Toshima) and many others. 

Connected Ink comes full circle and closes on Wednesday, November 18, at 2:15AM (PST), with a collaborative performance of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Limits, organizer of digital art battles, and the question “Where will the next brush stroke lead?”