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Programming (2022)

7/18/23. The schedule and programming listed on this page are from the previous event in 2022. We are leaving it up for now so you can get a feel for the type of programming you can expect at the event in 2024. This page will be updated with the actual 2024 schedule closer to the convention.

Featured Events

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements (museum ticket required)

The convention coincides with the Morris Museum’s final juried exhibition of kinetic art, “A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements.” The exhibition explores broad themes of the human experience and how time manifests in nature through 35 works of kinetic art. Some of the artists in the exhibition will be in attendance at AutomataCon.

 

Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata (museum ticket required)

Tour the museum’s permanent collection of historic automata and mechanical instruments, one of the most significant in the world.

Exhibitors’ Tables (museum ticket required)

The exhibitors’ and vendors’ tables are open from 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturday and from 10 AM – 3 PM on Sunday.

Spark!Lab (time-stamped ticket from the Museum required)

Spark!Lab, where everyone is an inventor, offers any child (ages 5-12 and accompanied by an adult) a new, informal approach to hands-on learning.  Instead of following step-by-step instructions, young inventors will be empowered to problem-solve and overcome real-world obstacles.  And a new exploration space has been added for our youngest inventors!

Friday Evening Reception, 6-8 PM (AutomataCon Friday ticket Required)

Join us for a private reception at the Morris Museum consisting of light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, with music and tours of the Guinness Collection as well as the Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements exhibit.

Saturday Evening Social

After the convention on Saturday, many attendees gather at the Blue Morel bar and in the lobby of the Westin Governor Morris hotel for an unofficial gathering.  

Saturday, May 21st, 10AM – 6PM

Events subject to change. AutomataCon ticket required. As of this writing, masks are required for the Bickford Theatre and Bickford Gallery.

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Sunday, May 22nd, 10AM – 3PM

Events subject to change. AutomataCon ticket required. As of this writing, masks are required for the Bickford Theatre and Bickford Gallery.

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