INDUSTRY GIANTS 2015 CONFERENCE
Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit guild, A Bunch of Short Guys, offers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants 2015 features a distinctive lineup of industry professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. This year A Bunch of Short Guys have teamed up again with the Big(D)esign conference who showcases the biggest names in interactive development: user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking to have a joint conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development all under one roof.
Past speakers include: Phil Tippet (Tippet Studios, Academy Award Winner), Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios, Academy Award Winner), Ed Jones (ILM, Reel FX, Academy Award Winner), John Carmack (i.d. Software), Dale Carman (Reel FX), Stephan Martiniere (Concept Designer), Chris Fowler (Pixar), and so many more amazing professionals too long to list here.
Past sponsors include: Apple, Disney, Sony Imageworks, Reel FX, Pixologic, Istation, Element X, Digital Tutors, JVC, Post Asylum, Troublemaker Studios, Autodesk, Gearbox Software, Janimation, and the Texas Film Commission, and many more.
Industry Giants 2014 will be a one-day event with the forum and master Classes taking place on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001.
Conference coordinators are working hard to bring top talent to Dallas for Industry Giants 2015. We will post updated info in the upcoming months, so please check back for new information.
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A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG) is a non-profit organization that fosters education and career development for students and professionals in the animation and visual effects industry. The group hosts free monthly meetings on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. In addition, ABOSG presents Industry Insights, an ongoing series featuring industry artists, as well as various training workshops.