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MIA Animation Conference Partners

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The Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College opened in 1970 holding classes in storefronts in downtown Miami. Since then, it has played an integral part in the development of the metropolitan skyline. As the only comprehensive urban campus in the City of Miami, it provides a fully accredited, high-quality education to over 27,000 students each year. Easily accessible by public transportation, the Wolfson Campus extends students a unique opportunity to enjoy the many cultural centers and exciting attractions that make Miami the “Magic City.” The Wolfson Campus utilizes state-of-the-art technology and innovative approaches to teaching throughout its curriculum. It capitalizes on being at the center of downtown Miami’s financial, government, and cultural hubs by offering programs in banking, business, microcomputers, paralegal studies, architecture, economics, culinary arts, engineering, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.

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MAXON Computer is a leading developer of 3D software for the creative industries, best known for Its flagship 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, CINEMA 4D. Today, thousands of users across the world rely on CINEMA 4D to create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics, illustrations, and much more. MAXON’s client list includes ABC, Blizzard Entertainment, BMW, BSkyB, CNN, Fox, ITV Creative, MPC (Moving Picture Company), NBC, NFL Network, Rhythm & Hues, Siemens VDO, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, Vitra, and many more.

natcomNatcom is a multi-platform content production and distribution company with an expertise in developing and producing original programming in the areas of health, wellness, news, and lifestyle. Our digital content is produced for multiple platforms in both English and Spanish, with Mandarin, Italian, and Portuguese coming soon. Our distribution network is global and extends throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia. A leading video content source for media partners and brands for nearly two decades, Natcom offers an award-winning team of producers, videographers, and editors with deep roots in journalism. From the most highly rated television newsrooms to the most visited websites and mobile platforms, our high-quality content informs and entertains millions of consumers each month.

 

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Event Sponsor

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The Mission of the Miami Downtown Development Authority is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Miami DDA advocates, facilitates plans and executes business development, planning and capital improvements, and marketing and communication strategies. We commit to fulfill our mission collaboratively, ethically and professionally, consistent with the Authority’s public purpose.

The Miami DDA is the 2016 MIA Animation Festival Official Sponsor.

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Arts & Business Council of MiamiThe Arts & Business Council of Miami is leading the movement to build a sustainable cultural community through advancing high-impact partnerships between business, foundations and the arts. Through research, training and arts engagement, ABC serves as an effective catalyst for building synergistic partnerships that give business a competitive advantage. As Miami’s premier organization to leverage the arts for economic vitality, ABC provides meaningful engagement opportunities with the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creativity.

The Arts & Business Council of Miami presents the Breakfast With The Arts & Technology event.


Production Companies / Studios / Software & Hardware

 

SPINESPINE. Established in 2000 & based out of Miami, SPINE is a visualization studio specialized in bringing ideas to life through the creation of photorealistic 3D content. This includes renderings, animation, interactive presentations, VR applications, & video production services.

 

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WACOM. We inspire and equip people to make the world a more creative place. Creativity has always been at the heart of human development. It has shaped our thinking and inspired our imaginations. We are proud of the role we have played in applying digital technologies to creativity. We are part of a generation that is creating powerful new tools of connectivity and expression that influence every aspect of the human experience.

 

 

autodesk home pageAutodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. Millions of people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD®, Revit®, Maya®, 3ds Max®, Fusion 360®, SketchBook®, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.

Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists, Engineers, Architects and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform the company offers instant access to over 5,000 plus courses. Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst for the most in-demand jobs of today.

Alienware_Logo-vector-imageAlienware is an American computer hardware subsidiary of Dell, Inc. Their hardware is designed for video gaming purposes and has changed in physical appearance over the years. Alienware was founded in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware assembles desktops, notebooks, workstations, and PC gaming consoles. According to employees, the Alienware name was chosen because of the founders’ fondness for the hit television series The X-Files, hence the theme to their products, with names such as Area-51, Hangar 18 andAurora.  Alienware’s corporate headquarters is located in The Hammocks, Florida, near Miami.

Intermedia Touch, Inc. is a forerunner in interactive technology and application integration solutions for a broad range of corporate clients. Offering unmatched service and extensive experience as a technology integrator, our goal is to create unique experiences by making use of the latest interactive media technology and applications available in the digital signage industry.Intermedia Touch, Inc. offers dynamic custom software solutions as well as a diverse array of interactive hardware options that include interactive touch screen monitors, infrared interactive surfaces, interactive video walls, interactive holographic glass, indoor/outdoor kiosks, as well as LED signs. With more than 15 years of experience in the information technology and audio visual fields, the team at Intermedia Touch, Inc. strives to tailor custom interactive solutions that will create the highest impact and experience for your specific target audience.
Intermedia Touch, Inc. has created award winning software applications and innovative interactive hardware solutions for hospitals, universities, casinos, hotels and stadiums including Florida International University, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami Marlins, Seminole Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and more. Intermedia Touch, Inc. is certified by the Digital Signage Experts Group, Microsoft, a member of the Digital Signage Federation, and is certified by the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. Intermedia Touch, Inc. contributes to the local community through sponsorships and donation of time, expertise and participatory support to non-profit organizations such as the PARK Project, Amigos for Kids, The American Cancer Society, Women’s Fund of South Florida, and Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
For further details on the products and services that Intermedia Touch, Inc. has to offer, feel free to contact us at 305-517-3894, or send an email to info@intermediatouch.com. You can visit us online at www.intermediatouch.com or in person at 2600 NW 75 Avenue, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33122.

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#MakeGamesMiami is Gametrep’s coordinated campaign to help strengthen the emerging game industry in South Florida!

 

 

film gateFilmGate Interactive Conference (February 20-28, 2016) is the first conference in the USA to focus solely on interactive and immersive content. Our goal to educate todays business creative though the use of new technology.

We live at the intersection of storytelling and new technology. Over the last three years, we have invited audio & visual professionals and those in related industries to join us and our audience in creating, redefining and experiencing new media.  FilmGate accomplishes that through interactive media screenings, immersive exhibits, FilmGate creative installations, new tech storyteller labs, film industry master classes, technology infused musical performances, and Miami culturally flavored live events. We welcome you to be part of our creative collective

ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew & vendors, for all your production needs — from corporate media and live events to film, television, digital media, and everything in between. We reduce the headaches and uncertainty associated with hiring in this extremely specialized industry by connecting you to the best vetted, professional content creators and vendors to bring your project to life. For nearly 20 years, ProductionHUB has been a B2B resource for professionals behind-the-scenes in media & entertainment; but now with the popularity of high-quality video, thousands of businesses, agencies and studios rely on us as their video staffing & procurement partner.

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Education

 

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MAGIC – Miami Animation & Gaming International ComplexLocated at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami, MAGIC will break the barriers of traditional learning. Students will be fully immersed in hands-on learning experiences that are discovery learning-based in a high-tech environment. With its many international students, Wolfson Campus is one of the College’s most diverse campuses. Placing the technology in this geographic location will place Miami at the forefront of all emerging technologies and trends. MAGIC also will create a pipeline for students who come from underrepresented communities to become exposed to the various high technology industries. Two new programs will be offered at MAGIC: Animation & Game Art and Game Development Design.

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Some universities measure greatness in decades and centuries. Florida Atlantic University measures it with every student who earns a degree, every researcher who makes a discovery and every community that is transformed. At FAU’s dedication ceremony in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson challenged the University’s pioneers: “It is time now…for a new, adventurous, imaginative, courageous breakthrough for a new revolution in education in America.”
With those words, FAU opened its doors as the first public university in southeast Florida and the first in America designed for upper division students only. Since day one, FAU has pushed the bounds of higher education. Now, 50 years later, the University serves more than 30,000 freshmen, transfers and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 180 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.

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LaunchCode works with employers to find driven, talented technologists locally regardless of their educational backgrounds. LaunchCode was co-founded in St. Louis in 2014 by Jim McKelvey, one of the founders of Square, and, to date, the organization has helped place over 260 people from non-traditional educational backgrounds in tech apprenticeships with companies like MasterCard, Zumba, HedgeCoVest, and República.

 

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Media, Networks

 

MDC TV_Logo_01MDC TV is a college-based television network that broadcasts 7 days a week to more than 500,000 households throughout Miami-Dade County. With the addition of MDC-TV’s live streaming video website and Video-On-Demand, the College’s original programming reaches a viewing audience of truly global proportions! All shows broadcast on the network are produced by Miami Dade College and showcase the outstanding academic programs and services the College offers the community. The studio productions are recorded in the state-of-the-art television facilities located at the North Campus under the direction of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology. The production crew is made up of industry professionals who mentor students pursuing a career in television production.  We invite you to enjoy the vast array of educational and entertainment programming presented on the College’s television network, MDC-TV.

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Associations & Organizations

 

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The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science  is a leading-edge science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation and fueling innovation for the future. Located in downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the museum incorporates a state-of-the-art planetarium, dazzling exhibitions on living ecosystems, the miraculous human body, outer space, the frontiers of technology, and unlike most science centers, a vast aquarium complex. Frost Science is also dedicated to education, earning national awards for our summer camps and after-school programs. Formerly the Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove, Frost Science has a new downtown Miami location, and will open in spring 2017.

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The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 28 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1000 alumni worldwide.  A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’ extensive distance learning via the internet.

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Venture Café Miami helps innovators by enhancing and accelerating the growth of innovation in Miami through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for entrepreneurial individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Miami is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, St. Louis, Missouri, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

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Fort Lauderdale ACMSIGGRAPH is the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics (ACM SIGGRAPH). Our goal is to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, and applications of modern computing in computer graphics.

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International Game Developers Association. As an international organization, we are a global network of collaborative projects and communities comprised of individuals from all fields of game development – from programmers and producers to writers, artists, QA and localization. We bring together developers at key industry conferences, in over 90 Chapters and in Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to improve their lives and their craft. We advocate on behalf of our membership to ensure quality of life, perpetuation of our craft and preparing the next generation of developers.Whether you’re a student with a goal to become a game developer or a seasoned veteran, regardless if you’re based in the U.S. or any country/region in the world, whether you’re an indie developer or in a AAA studio, whether your primary platform is a PC, console or a tabletop – we welcome you home to the IGDA!

Miami International Film Festival – Celebrating its 33rd annual edition March 4 – 13, 2016, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. Miami International Film Festival’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2016 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit www.miamifilmfestival.com o or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

 

 


 

  • Breakfast Arts & Technology

    $40.00

    A MORNING EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF ARTS, CREATIVITY, IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES. We believe that the key to making our city a great place to live/work lies in the power that creativity can bring to everything it touches, specifically to amplify technology as a true connector and catalyst for innovation. From Brickell to Wynwood, Little River to…

  • Game On

    $90.00

    This competition has been created to encourage independent game development and fresh voices in the video game industry. Deadline for submission: June 10th, 2017 Entry deadline - June 10th, 2017. Please submit a video describing your game idea (Vimeo or Youtube), showcasing the art style, and demonstrating any development or prototype work that has been done…

  • Standard Booth

    $950.00

    • (1) Booth (Includes one 5' x 2.5' draped tables, 2 chairs, Electricity/ Internet connection) • (4) Four 2-day Event Passes including Exhibitor/Speaker Lounge Access • Free Parking • (1/2) Page Color Ad in the Conference and Festival Brochure • (10) Complimentary Tickets for the Animation Festival. 1. Fill out this form 2. Click on…