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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

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Karen Jackson

Chair, TAAFI

Karen Jackson is the newest Chair for TAAFI. As TAAFI's first female chair, Karen is excited to bring with her new ideas and efforts in increasing inclusion and diversity into TAAFI's events. Karen has worked tirelessly for TAAFI for many years and is proud to have the opportunity to continue building TAAFI towards further success. Karen currently works at Mainframe Studios and has over ten years experience in the Animation Industry bringing with her a strong background in managing teams, organizing events, building event and organizational pipelines and running the business.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Reference Library: Epic Hall
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Working Moms: Animation Edition

Listen as these animation powerhouses share their experience in both the joys and the challenges of what it's like being a Mom in the Animation Industry. We are joined by Shaleen Sangha (Head of Kids at Boat Rocker Media), Sonya Carey (Head of Production at Snowball Studios), Adriana Blake (Story Artist at Copernicus Studios) and Alexandra Tortosa (Surfacing Artist at Mainframe Studios). Panel is moderated by TAAFI Chair and fellow Mom of three, Karen Jackson.

With Alexandra Tortosa Surfacing Artist, Mainframe Studios Adriana (Vargas) Blake Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios Courtney Guthrie Lead Animator, Big Jump Entertainment Shaleen Sangha Vice President - Kids and Family, Boat Rocker Studios Sonya Carey Head of Production, Snowball Studios

Moderator: Karen Jackson Chair, TAAFI

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