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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 Guys offers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants 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), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life)Ed Jones (ILM, Reel FX, Academy Award Winner), John Carmack (i.d. Software), Armand Serrano (Disney), Stephen Silver (Kim Possible), Tom and Tony Bancroft, 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 2017 will be a one-day event with the forum and master Classes taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. 

Lineup is not complete and subject to change, but so far we have commitments from Tom Sito, Mel Milton, Aaron Blaise, Armen Kevorkian, and John Schratz. More info coming soon - stay tuned!

Amazing poster design by Andrea Garcia Werntz

Location Addison, TX


Location Detail

14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

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


 2017 Platinum Sponsorship
Cheap Software 24/7 logo
 BigDesign USA 2016 LogoFlat 


 2017 Gold Sponsorship
Gold-Texas Film Commission

 2017 Silver Sponsorship

 2017 Bronze Sponsorship
 2017 Donations
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