"Knowledge is Power" and through high level networking, the 2014 VES Summit will explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery – in the artistry of the craft, the expansion of content and the growing applications for commerce.

The 2014 VES Summit will provide unparalleled networking access to top professionals in our global industry.

Come / Hear / Present / Discuss the latest breakthroughs in television, film, technology, gaming and entrepreneurism – and network with the leaders and trendsetters that make VFX the most innovative force in the entertainment industry today. 

Speakers & Panel Discussions

schedules permitting

Featured Speaker

A Vision for the Future 

Chris Schroeder - Chief Marketing Officer, Veremonte

Formula E is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. Commencing in September 2014 through to June 2015, the Championship will compete in the heart of 10 of the world's leading cities - including London, Beijing and Los Angeles - racing around their iconic landmarks. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans.

It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability.

Operating as an 'open championship', the series gives car manufacturers and constructors the opportunity to showcase their electrical energy innovations in a racing environment, designing cars to the technical specifications set out by the FIA.

The Championship centres around three core values of Energy, Environment and Entertainment and is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment - all combining to drive the change towards an electric future.

Chris Schroeder (BIO)
Chief Marketing Officer, Veremonte
Schroeder is the Chief Marketing Officer for Veremonte, a multi-billion dollar international development and investment firm committed to investing in projects to make the world a better place, creating a higher standard of living globally. Schroeder is currently working on the Formula E project,... » more

Schroeder is the Chief Marketing Officer for Veremonte, a multi-billion dollar international development and investment firm committed to investing in projects to make the world a better place, creating a higher standard of living globally. Schroeder is currently working on the Formula E project, the exclusive FIA electric motor sports championship and the most exciting new global sporting event promoting sustainable high powered electric race cars. Formula E has become the global platform to showcase and promote sustainable technology and innovation. The Formula E race will be held in leading cities across the world, including Beijing, Los Angeles, London, Monaco, Berlin, Miami, and Buenos Aires.

Additionally, Schroeder is working on Barcelona World, a multi-billion dollar leisure development in Spain.

Over the last 25 years, Schroeder has been developing and implementing major marketing, branding and promotional campaigns for Federal, State, and Civic governmental organizations, in addition to many of the most recognized brands in the world including:

          *MGM Grand Corporation
          *California Travel and Tourism Commission
          *Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
          *Mexican Tourism Board
          *Ford Motor Company

Schroeder is also producing a film called Song of Kwagala that he wrote. He is working with a team of Emmy, Grammy and Oscar Award winners. The project is centered around calling attention to the 5,000+ children who die each year from unclean water.

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Additional Speakers: Coming Soon

Please check back soon for updated information on the 2014 VES Summit. If you have any questions regarding the VES Summit, please contact Brent Armstrong at the VES Office at brent@visualeffectssociety.com or at 818-981-7861