Blacksburg, VA | June 3-6 2018

End Report

After three years of planning and preparation, on June 7th the NIME 2018 conference officially ended. On behalf of the entire committee, countless staff, and volunteers, we would like to thank you, our guests–creatives, artists, community members, contributors, designers, engineers, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who have made this conference such a diverse and fulfilling experience. Thank you!

We would also like to use this opportunity to congratulate all the conference award winners, as well as thank our special keynote guests and Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia dignitaries who have honored us with their presence.

Below are the relevant conference stats that are also accessible via the Google Slides presented at the closing ceremony.

Best Paper (Special Committee Vote)
Democratising DMIs: the Relationship of Expertise and Control Intimacy
Robert H. Jack, Jacob Harrison, Fabio Morreale, Andrew P. McPherson

Best Paper Presentation (Attendee Vote)
Women Who Build Things: Gestural Controllers, Augmented Instruments, and Musical Mechatronics
Sarah Reid, Sara Sithi-Amnuai, Ajay Kapur

Best Music Performance (Special Committee Vote)
ち — chi for Candles, Live Voice, and Sounds
Akiko Hatakeyama

Best Installation (Special Committee Vote)
Chorus for Untrained Operator
Stephan Moore, Peter Bussigel

Best Demo (Attendee Vote)
The Tape Machine: I See Spirits
Anne Hege

Best Poster Presentation (Attendee Vote)
Do We Speak Sensor? Cultural Constraints of Embodied Interaction
Jon Pigrem, Andrew P. McPherson

Submissions Stats
500+ submissions (365 complete)
• 43 Oral Papers (26%)*
• 49 Posters and Demos Papers (30%)*
• 30 Demos
• 44 Music pieces (32%)
• 6 Installations (19%)
• 13 Workshops (39%)
• 5 Curated works (N/A)
• Overall acceptance rate: 51%

Attendance Stats
220 Registered attendees + 5 attending sponsors + 34 committee/staff/volunteers
• 127 regular participants
• 93 student participants
• 27 countries