New conference to bring together knowledge and vision of pipelines in the media and entertainment industry

Los Angeles, June 25, 2019 – The Pipeline Conference (TPC) will attract senior figures with technical backgrounds working with animation, VFX and games pipelines. The conference will take place at General Assembly in Los Angeles from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Launching in Los Angeles, The Pipeline Conference is a one-day event attracting a global audience to discuss and share insights into the evolving challenges in VFX and animation. It’s projected that by 2024, the global VFX market will reach $20 billion.

“We have had an overwhelming response at the annual Global VFX Pipelines Birds of a Feather session at SIGGRAPH for the past eight years,” says Fran Zandonella Benjamin, co-chair of The Pipeline Conference. “With the increase in demand for more content with shorter turnarounds, pipeline technologists need to communicate, collaborate, and incorporate the latest technologies into their skillset. We look forward to bringing the community even closer to exchange knowledge and tackle the problems of tomorrow.”

Schedule of topics and speakers

  • Pipelines outside of M&E: Martin Enthed & Daniel Frith, IKEA
  • Going Cloud Native: Doug Sherman, Dreamworks
  • Emerging Technology: Michael Kass, NVIDIA Omniverse
  • Real-time Pipelines: Mike Wuetherick, Unity; Francesco Giordana, MPC Film; Quentin Auger, Studio 100; Ryan Mayeda, Epic Games; Simon Inwood, Imaginary Spaces

The highlight keynote session will be presented by Hank Driskill, CTO at Blue Sky Studios.

Pricing and availability

Tickets are currently on sale with an early-bird promotion at $75 until July 5. General admission will be priced at $105. Tickets can be purchased here

About The Pipeline Conference

Conceptualized at the annual Global VFX Pipelines Birds of a Feather session at SIGGRAPH, The Pipeline Conference aims to bring together visionaries and leading voices from the technical pipeline community working in the media and entertainment industry. The annual conference will draw in an international audience as it coincides with SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles, attracting major creative studios, and software and hardware vendors from around the world. The Pipeline Conference is run by co-chairs Fran Zandonella Benjamin and Alexis Casas with the support of volunteer committees spread around the globe.

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