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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

And dozens more speakers!

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Sonya Carey

Head of Production, Snowball Studios

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Andy Stevens

Animation Supervisor, Lighthouse Studios

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Alexandra Tortosa

Surfacing Artist, Mainframe Studios

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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development, Nelvana

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Andy Suriano

Director, Nickelodeon Animation

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Archie Donato

VFX Supervisor, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation

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Amy Smeed

Head of Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Arthur Loftis

Art Director, Titmouse

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Ant Ward

Executive Producer, Nickelodeon Animation

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Andrew Strimaitis

Studio Animation Director, Guru Studio

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Ben McEvoy

Producer, Friends & Enemies

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Bobby Ulcar

Senior Technical Director, Pipeline Studios

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Chris Gooch

Compositing Supervisor, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation

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Cory Bobiak

Creative Director, Brown Bag Films

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Chris Garbutt

Creator / Co-Producer, Jam Filled Entertainment

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Chrissy Metge

Digital Producer, Entergalactic, DNEG Animation

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Cara Bleskie

Senior Development Manager, Nelvana

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Caitlin Menard

Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment

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Christine Thompson

Head of Animation, Dark Slope

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Christina Fidler

2D Animator, BuzzFeed

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Collin Tsandilis

Director, Mercury Filmworks

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Courtney Guthrie

Lead Animator, Big Jump Entertainment

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D'Arcy Cooney

Director of Marketing, Pipeline Studios

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Drew Ng

Head of Education, Recruitment and Training, House of Cool

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Darin Bristow

Executive Creative Director, Pipeline Studios

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Darren Cranford

Co-Owner/Director, Keyframe Digital + Krow VFX

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Daniel Whiteson

High-Energy Particle Physicist, University of California, Irvine

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Eric Bauza

Voice Actor, Hollywood

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Ella Cooper

Director/Producer, Brown Rabbit Studios

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Genna du Plessis

Supervising Producer, Industrial Brothers

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Holly Nichols

Development Manager, WildBrain

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Joel MacKenzie

Artistic Mercenary

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Jorge Cham

Cartoonist, PhD Comics

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Josh Bowen

Managing Director/Executive Producer, Look Mom! Productions

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Justin Sklar

Head of Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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James R. Backshall

Animation Writer/Story Editor/IP Development

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Jessica Borutski

Supervising Director, Nickelodeon

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Jonathan Corbiere

CEO, Thought Café

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Joe Cappa

Director & Animator, Ghost Dogs

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Kapil Sharma

Animation Director, DNEG Animation

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Katherine Sandford

Executive Story Editor, Pipeline Studios

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Lorna Withrington

Vice President, Development–Animation, WildBrain

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Lindsey DeMars

Animation Director, Bento Box

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Mike Hunter

Director of Creative Culture, Jam Filled Studios

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Mike Schnier

Social Media and Content Manager, ToonBoom

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Marc Hartlen

Associate Development Executive, Nelvana

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Mel Olm

Animation Director, Brown Bag Films

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Matt Fernandes

Chief Creative Officer, Industrial Brothers

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Nora Keely

SVP Production, Brown Bag Films

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Nathaniel Larouche

VFX Supervisor, Pixomondo

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Natali Topalovska

Line Producer, Brown Bag Films

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Natasha Sasic

Head of Art & Design, Brown Bag Films

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Patrick Paradis

Animation Director, Atomic Cartoons

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Phil Moorhead

Development Manager, 9 Story Media Group

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Pendleton Ward

Creator, Cartoon Network / Netflix

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Paul Madden

Assistant Director, The Cuphead Shows!, Lighthouse Studios

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Phil Bourassa

Lead Character Designer, Titmouse

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Paolo Tamburrino

Executive Producer, Pixomondo

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Rikke Asbjoern

Creator / Co-Producer, Jam Filled Entertainment

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Ricardo Curtis

Owner, House of Cool

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Rajan Kapila

Location Designer, Copernicus Studios

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Ray Ocampo

Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment

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Shaleen Sangha

Vice President - Kids and Family, Boat Rocker Studios

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Sally Walker

Business Development Manager, Yowza! Animation

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Shannon Bishop

Development Executive, Nelvana

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Shane Plante

Director, Mercury Filmworks

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Stephen Chien

Fine Artist, Seneca College

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Tim Chapman

Production Manager, Mercury Filmworks

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Tanya Green

Head of Preschool, Mainframe Studios

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Trevor Deane-Freeman

Director, Daniel Spellbound, Industrial Brothers

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Werner Zimmermann

Artist, Illustrator & Educator, Seneca College

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Yurie Rocha

Director, Mecha Builders, Guru Studio

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