Creative Conferences Bring World's Best to Wellington
23 October 2012
Creative Conferences Bring World's Best
Creatives from New Zealand and across
the globe will gather in the capital from November for a
range of conferences which celebrate both innovation and
New Zealand’s premier digital
entertainment event, AnimfxNZ, sets the tone on 15 November
at New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa.
The annual three-day
symposium brings together professionals from animation,
visual effects, games and digital film industries worldwide.
Top speakers include Patrick Liu, Creative Director from
Rovio – makers of hit game Angry Birds – and DreamWorks
Animation Visual Effects Supervisor, David Prescott.
On 16 November, Semi-Permanent - the world-leading
multi-disciplinary design conference - makes its Wellington
debut at the city’s iconic Embassy Theatre.
From directing Lady
Gaga's music videos to designing typography for the London
Olympics 2012, and producing Mad Men’s first pilot to
developing a webcast video for indie sensations Arcade Fire,
the line up of award-winning international presenters is
sure to impress.
Less than a week later, the 20th Screen Production and Development
Association (SPADA) conference takes place at Mac’s Function Centre on 22 November.
With a key plenary session by four time BAFTA recipient
Robert Thirkell, this two day event is a highlight for
anyone involved in the screen production industry.
rounds things off on 1 December at Te Papa with a focus on world-changing
ideas. This independently organised TED event showcases
inspiring stories from amazing people.
line-up of events proves once again that Wellington is the
premiere destination in the South Pacific for design, screen
and digital creatives working at the cutting edge of their
To find out more about the creative conferences
mentioned above, or to register, visit:
AnimfxNZ, Semi-Permanent, SPADA or TEDxTeAro.
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