The Boulder, Colorado festival will end after its eight edition in April.
Organisers say the festival will return in a different form. An official statement reads:
"After much evaluation, we have decided that the 8th edition of CMKY Festival will be the finale of this series as it has existed in Boulder, USA. This decision is one focused on saying 'yes' to the unknown and an acknowledgement of the countless possibilities that await Communikey. These possibilities will be fully realized only if we allow ourselves to take a step back and rethink the framework we have grown so accustomed to over these last eight years. We are ready for the next iteration of CMKY, where our organization and community are enabled to reach our next and greater potential. We are ready to explore the next frontier.The farewell event will start on April 16th and run though until the 19th, with the likes of Refracted, Charles Cohen, Neel and Orphx all confirmed.
We are dedicated to nurturing the space that has been held by this festival as we recognize that Communikey has been a valuable and even sometimes life-changing experience for our participants. Within that we encourage all participants to use this finale as a springboard to self-organize ideation spaces within this year's events to discuss the question, 'what is next'?
Communikey did not begin with a festival and it will not end with a festival. We wish for Communikey to be an ever-evolving vehicle for our projects and ideas, for individuals to connect, grow, and learn. We are excited for the next stage in our evolution and we hope you will join us on the journey."