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Event Info What is Industry Giants?


Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit guild, A Bunch of Short Guysoffers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants 2016 features a distinctive lineup of industry professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. This year A Bunch of Short Guys have teamed up again with the Big(D)esign conference who showcases the biggest names in interactive development: user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking to have a joint conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development all under one roof.

Past speakers include: Phil Tippet (Tippet Studios, Academy Award Winner), Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios, Academy Award Winner), Ed Jones (ILM, Reel FX, Academy Award Winner), John Carmack (i.d. Software), Dale Carman (Reel FX), Stephan Martiniere (Concept Designer), Chris Fowler (Pixar), and so many more amazing professionals too long to list here.

Past sponsors include: Dallas Film Commission, Texas Film Commission, Apple, Disney, Sony Imageworks, Reel FX, Pixologic, Istation, Element X, Digital Tutors, JVC, Post Asylum, Troublemaker Studios, Autodesk, Gearbox Software, Janimation, and many more.

Industry Giants 2016 will be a one-day event with the forum and master Classes taking place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. 

Conference coordinators are working hard to bring top talent to Dallas for Industry Giants 2016. We will post updated info in the upcoming months, so please check back for new information.

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A Bunch of Short Guys (ABOSG)   is a non-profit organization that fosters education and career development for students and professionals in the animation and visual effects industry. The group hosts free monthly meetings on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. In addition, ABOSG presents Industry Insights, an ongoing series featuring industry artists, as well as various training workshops.

Location Addison, TX


Location Detail

14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001

Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors

A Bunch of Short Guys would like to thank all of its sponsors over the years. Without you, Industry Giants could not happen.


 2016 Diamond Sponsorship


 2016 Gold Sponsorship
Gold-Texas Film Commission

 2016 Silver Sponsorship


 2016 Bronze Sponsorship
 2016 Donations