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VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

VIEW Conference 2020, Italy’s premiere digital media conference for computer graphics, interactive and immersive storytelling, animation, visual effects, games, and VR, AR, and mixed reality, has announced that Dr. Ed Catmull, computer graphics pioneer, Pixar co-founder and former president of Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will deliver a keynote at the upcoming 21st edition, being held online and on-site October 18-23 in Torino, Italy.

“We are honored that Ed Catmull is participating in VIEW 2020,” commented conference director, Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “He exemplifies the goal of this conference – to bring together scientists and artists who share their knowledge and inspire a new generation of creatives. Dr. Catmull has done that his entire career, from guiding the group of artists and scientists at Pixar Animation Studios to extending that leadership on to Disney Animation. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the VIEW family.”

In 2019 Catmull received the Nobel Prize of computing, the $1 million Turing Award, which he shared with Dr. Pat Hanrahan. He is the author of the book, “Creativity, Inc.,” which was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

He has also received three Academy scientific and engineering and technical achievement awards, an Academy Award of Merit for significant advances to the field of motion picture rendering, and the Academy’s Gorden E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. He was awarded the IEEE John von Neumann Medal. He is a Computer History Museum and Visual Effects Society Fellow; he received the VES Georges Méliès Award; the Annie Awards Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement; the PGA’s Vanguard Award; and he was inducted into the VES Hall of Fame. Under Catmull’s leadership, Pixar’s feature and short animated films received 16 Oscars, while Disney Animation’s animated features and shorts won five.

“Because VIEW Conference will be online as well as onsite this year, we are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity to include remarkable professionals from all over the globe,” added Gutierrez. “VIEW 2020 will be amazing.”

The conference will take place online and in-person in Torino, Italy, October 18-23. Additional information is available on the event website.

Source: View Conference