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Event Info What is Industry Giants?


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 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.

Industry Giants 2017 will be a one-day event with the forum and master Classes taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

2017 Speakers Include:

  • Aaron Blaise, Disney Legend & Owner at The Art of Aaron Blaise
  • Tom Sito, Disney Legend & Professor of Animation at The School of Cinematic Arts, USC 
  • Trisha Gum, Director/Writer (Robot Chicken, Frakenhole, Lego Batman) 
  • Armen Kevorkian, Creative Director and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Encore VFX, Director on Flash and Supergirl
  • John Schratz, Visual Effects / CG Generalist

Concept Art Panel with:

Life Drawing with:

    Early Bird Tickets ONLY $75!!! 
    Early bird pricing ends July 31, 2017 at midnight

    Amazing poster design by Andrea Garcia Werntz

    Location Addison, TX


    Location Detail

    14315 Midway Road
    Addison, TX 75001

    Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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    Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

    A Bunch of Short Guys would like to thank all of its sponsors over the years. Without you, Industry Giants could not happen.


     2017 Platinum Sponsorship
    Cheap Software 24/7 logo
     BigDesign USA 2016 LogoFlat 


     2017 Gold Sponsorship
    Gold-Texas Film Commission

     2017 Silver Sponsorship

     2017 Bronze Sponsorship
     2017 Donations
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