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SAVE THE DATE – VES Summit on Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills

VES logoJoin the Visual Effects Society (VES) for their annual one-day summit devoted to shaping the future of the visual effects industry. This interactive forum will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.

This year’s theme “What is Real?” explores the realities of virtual and physical experiences, new technologies, new business platforms and the latest storytelling forms through:

  • Expert Panel Discussions
  • Thought-leading Speakers
  • Networking Roundtables
  • Product Display and Demo Booths

This year’s speakers to be announced soon. Over the years previous VES Summit Speakers have included current and former AMPAS Presidents Cheryl Boone Isaacs,  Sid Ganis and Hawk Koch; Illumination Entertainment Founder and CEO Chris Meledandri; director/writer/producer Dean Devlin; Executive Producer/EVP of VFX & Post Marvel Studios Victoria Alonso; former head of the MPAA Bob Pisano; former Chairman of Fox Bill Mechanic; President of Digital Production Animation & VFX at Warner Bros.  Chris deFaria and President of Feature Post-production at 20th Century Fox Ted Gagliano, among others.  Additionally, we have included more esoteric speakers, such as Nagin Cox from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who spoke about the Mars rover Curiosity, and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic who spoke about the future of space travel.

To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/news-events/summit/tabs/2016-register

To enjoy sponsorship recognition while networking with 200+ entertainment professional and thought leaders, please contact Nancy Ward at ward@VisualEffectsSociety.com

About the Visual Effects Society
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing over 3,000 visual effects practitioners including studio executives, supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers and educators in 30+ countries with 10 global Sections. Our global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from animation, hybrid films, films, television, VR&AR and commercials to music videos, games and new media. The top grossing 100 films of all time are visual effects driven or animated films:  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/. To learn more about the VES, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com and follow us on Twitter @VFXSociety.

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