motion 2016

June 9-11, 2016
Santa Fe • NM

CREDIT: Michael Waldron • Creative Director TvArtBoy | The Exquisite Corpse Project 2

a gathering of
creative thinkers
& visionary artists

A place where listening to top creatives share insight and creative process
is more valuable than learning how they created a project.

A place where you rub elbows with some of the most talented people in the industry
from The Mill, Blind, Lobo, Ntropic, Leftchannel, Trollback + Company, Imaginary Forces and too many others to name.

A place where there are no pitches to worry about. No renders to check. No briefs or guidelines to rule you.
A place that is “beautifully unprofessional”.

A place where you let go of the tension of workloads and professional expectations – and simply be human, social animals.
A place where you can be yourself.

A place where all professional barriers are removed.

Competitors become friends.
Speakers & Colleagues
become collaborators.

motion 2016
a place where you can feed your creative brain.


motion 10th anniversary edition speakers & performers!

*due to the nature of our industry, speaker line-up is subject to change without notice.
view all past motion speakers »


Imagine yourself sitting in an itimate 200-seat auditorium filled with creative thinkers and visionary artists. Just a few rows in front of you are celebrated pros you’ve only dreamed of meeting. For two+ jam packed days, your mind is filled with insight that could only come from someone who’s been there. Inspiring talks. Creative process. Amazing parties. Unheard of networking opportunities. This is motion. Our mission? To help creatives achieve their dreams.

motion brings together motion designers, filmmakers, animators, VFX artists, writers, directors, editors, composers, graphic designers, storytellers, musicians, new media artists – creatives who strive to be on the forefront of innovation.

Creatives who see things differently.

We imagine.
We create.
We inspire.
We push the human race forward.

motion was designed for you.

Santa Fe

The City Different

Far from the congested streets of big cities, Santa Fe’s big sky, dry climate and breathtaking landscape has been a magnet for artists, writers, musicians, movie stars and other cinema elite for decades. It ranks third – just behind Los Angeles and San Francisco – in artists per capita. Santa Fe draws a unique parallel to motion: an extraordinary high concentration of creatives in a uniquely intimate community. There’s no better place to celebrate creativity than “the city different“.

Located 7200 feet above sea level at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you’ll enjoy the same blue skies and crystalline quality of light that inspired the 20th Century American painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. With highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this unique creative atmosphere. Be sure to take a look at our FAQs when making travel plans!


Palace of the Governors
NM History Museum Auditorium
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
map it »

It’s our 10th Birthday and sure to be the best motion ever! Come celebrate with us!


motion 2016 overview

  • Thursday 06/09
    • 8:30 pm
      11:30 pm

      motion Kick Off Party + Registration

      location NM History Museum Lobbyspeakers & performers Dj Cruze
    • 9:00 pm
      10:30 pm

      FACEOFF :: The After Effects Challenge

  • Friday 06/10
    • 9:30 am
      12:30 pm

      Friday Morning Sessions

      location NM History Museum Auditorium
    • 12:30 pm
      1:45 pm


    • 12:45 pm
      5:30 pm

      Friday Afternoon Sessions

    • 6:00 pm
      12:00 am


  • Saturday 06/11
    • 10:00 am
      12:30 pm

      Saturday Morning Sessions

    • 12:30 pm
      1:45 pm


    • 1:45 pm
      6:30 pm

      Saturday Afternoon Sessions

    • 9:30 pm
      12:00 am

      motion After Party


We’ve partnered with two Santa Fe hotels, providing you with price points to meet your needs. Room rates start as low as $109/night.
Hotel promo codes are included in your registration confirmation email.


will be sold!

motion is designed to be an intimate experience.
Limiting tickets to 200 makes it so easy to rub elbows with some of the most talented people in the industry.
Past participants have cited this as one of the most valuable aspects of motion.

At motion you’re not just a number – your experience comes first.

1. motion pass: $650

motion 2016 & All Evening Events

Includes 2+ days of motion, FACEOFF :: The After Effects Challenge & Opening Kickoff Party, motion After Party, and CURRENTS: The International New Media Festival.


full-time educators & others experiencing financial hardship

As a way to give back to the motion community, we provide a limited number of low-cost tickets ($450) to full-time educators as well as others with financial hardship. The deadline to apply is April 15. Fellows will be notified of their acceptance by May 15.


Want to experience motion up front and personal? Be part of the motion team…apply to be a volunteer!

4. STUDENTS: $250

full-time students

25 tickets are available for full-time post-secondary students. Preference is given to students earning a degree in motion graphics, animation, visual effects or related fields.


Groups & Alumni

If you have a group of 3 or more from the same company or were a motion 2015 attendee, fill out the form below and we’ll send you a promo code for $100 OFF.