Visualization to Virtualization: Storytelling Expands

As we move from the information age into the Visualization age where every industry uses imagery to educate, communicate, entertain and sell —  it’s creative development and its aligned businesses that will drive this developing economy. Virtualization speaks to cloud-based production, to augmented and virtual realities, to multi-platform experiences, and the broad idea of hyper-connectivity. It encompasses heightened realities, immersive experiences, presence capture, and more.

This evolution is bringing about changes and expansion in Storytelling. Exceptional Storytelling remains the ultimate goal but approaches are open to innovation. From TV taking non-time-constrained forms, to audience-driven narratives, to 360° experiences, webcasts and six second videos — all being told across multiple platforms — the creative world is in a seismic shift.

The VES Summit will delve into these exciting times and processes. Come join us!

Keynote Speaker
Dean Devlin
Founder/ President, Electric Entertainment
Devlin is Founder and President of Electric Entertainment and has forged a storied career as a wildly successful screenwriter, producer and director.  His first produced screenplay was Universal Soldier, which was a worldwide hit.  He reached prominence as a writer/producer working with Roland Emmerich with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich’s film Moon 44.  Together they co-wrote and produced Stargate, which became the first movie to have its own website (run by Devlin himself).  Devlin co-produced (with Emmerich) sci-fi blockbusters Independence Day and Godzilla, followed by The Patriot.  Devlin also produced films including Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car? and Flyboys.  A true multi-hyphenate, he has served as writer, producer and director for the hit TV shows Leverage and The Librarians and wrote 200+ episodes of Stargate SG-1.  He is the director, as well as writer/producer of the forthcoming action sci-fi film Geostorm starring Gerard Butler and is in development with Emmerich on the hotly anticipated sequel to Independence Day  - Independence Day: Resurgence. 


Saturday, October 17, 2015

(Subject to change)

9:30 Registration & Coffee
10:30  Roundtable Discussions #1
11:30 Welcome & Keynote - Dean Devlin
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Featured Speaker - Christopher Lockhart
1:45  Panel: TV, OTT and Extended Content Forms
2:45  Roundtable Discussions #2
3:45 Break
4:00 Featured Speaker  - Andres Garza
4:15 Panel: Virtual Reality: 20/20 on 2020
5:15  Break
5:30 VES Founders / Fellows Awards Presentations
6:00  Conclusion & Cocktails

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