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3D Technologists, Producers, Marketers Converge in Vancouver

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The first Canadian Chapter of the International 3D Society will hold a special two day conference as part of its official launch activities.

The conference will explore the impact of 3D technology in today’s marketplace and for the future, with leaders from a cross-section of industries, including health care, advertising, entertainment, and digital media.

3D[FWD], a conference about the business of 3D, will be hosted by The International 3D Society and Emily Carr’s S3D Centre, on January 24 and 25 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

Conference organizers say leaders and innovators in 3D will showcase, discuss, and debate some of the latest developments in 3D, and explore how the 3D transformation will affect business. With more than 50 major 3D movies scheduled for release in 2013, millions of 3DTV sets being sold in the global marketplace, and an abundance of stereoscopic consumer products to be launched, it is an opportune time to learn how 3D can be used as a powerful business tool.

Topics to be covered include Storytelling in 3D, Canada’s Evolving 3D Landscape, Finance and Content Licensing, Post Production, 3D Conversion, and Advertising and Marketing in the 3D Space.

The International 3D Society merged with the 3D@Home Consortium in August to create the world’s foremost organization of companies and individuals committed to the success of 3D storytelling, technical achievement, and consumer adoption. Member companies include: The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Samsung, IMAX, ESPN 3D, 3net, CCTV China, bSkyb UK, 3D Consortium France, Korea Telecomm, Panasonic, Sony Electronics, Sony Playstation, StereoD, Intel, Microsoft, Vizio, 3ality Technica, RealD, Masterimage 3D, XPAND, and Dolby, among others.

The International 3D Society & 3D@Home Consortium advances 3D content, products and adoption through recognition, networking, and communication for professionals and consumers. With over 60 companies and 500 professional members, the organization honours the year’s best during its 3D Technology and 3D Creative Awards programs; hosts worldwide meetings, workshops and demonstrations; and manages many online resources to assist consumers and professionals to further understand and integrate 3D into their lives.

The S3D Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s mission is to advance the art of Stereoscopic 3D. Its applied research programs and training activities focus on the creative applications made possible by experimenting with S3D production technologies and processes.

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