The following is an edited press release from Connection Events.
Connection Events launches the second edition of effects MTL, the largest international conference on the American East Coast for visual effects and animation. effects MTL will take place June 1-2, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal with comprehensive sessions on some of the most important topics in the industry, an expo zone, a specialized job fair, a business lounge and special networking events.
“effects MTL takes place in the prime location of the Quebec province as it is recognized worldwide for its innovation and creativity in the visual effects and animation industries. With this event, we wish to spark new collaborations, consolidate the industry and promote its international influence, in addition to facilitating its economical and industrial growth. effects MTL is a one-stop-shop creative and technological gathering that brings together skilled workforces, major players of the industry and decision-makers,” said Marine Lelièvre, event director and program chair at effects MTL.
effects MTL’s first edition took place last June and gathered more than 1,000 attendees — including 312 companies, more than 330 business lounge attendees looking to form new partnerships and get new clients, as well as more than 100 potential employees looking for work at the job fair. The event also hosted a comprehensive program with 31 sessions by 60 speakers from all around the world. effects MTL joins forces with Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) for a second consecutive year and is one of the landmark events on the festival’s program.
The call for speakers has begun for effects MTL 2016: Industry experts across the world are now invited to submit their applications via the submission form at www.effectsmtl.com. On the agenda will be sessions, workshops, panels, live demos and more with content designed by the industry for the industry. The four main conference’s tracks will be: VFX, Animation, Art & Tech and Business & Production.