April 10, 2008

Autodesk To Hold Education Summit on May 6

Stuttgart, Germany - On May 6, 2008, Autodesk will hold its Education Summit, in partnership with Nvidia, at the fmx conference in Stuttgart, Germany. The event will bring together leading educators and industry partners such as DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Electronic Arts, and Disney Animation.
David Della-Rocca, worldwide education product manager at Autodesk Media & Entertainment, says: "Over the last several years, the number of schools offering programs in digital media, specifically film, video, broadcast, games development, general animation, and visual effects has increased significantly. The roles of educators and technology vendors have changed with student skills development, accreditation, professional development, and curriculum development becoming increasingly important measures of success."
Della-Rocca adds: "The Autodesk Education Summit at fmx 2008 will focus on developing a better understanding of the top organizational issues/challenges currently facing educators and industry. Our objective is to ensure that we all have the working knowledge required to develop and sustain successful partnerships moving forward."
Autodesk Education Summit 2008 FMX,
Stuttgart, Germany
Tuesday May 6, 2008
10 a.m. -­ 1 p.m. 
Please confirm your attendance by April 24, 2008 to Laura Johnston: laura.johnston@autodesk.com.
Haus der Wirtschaft Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19 70174 Stuttgart
Room: Turm, 2nd floor Agenda 10:00-11:00am
Welcome & Introductions:
David Della-Rocca, Worldwide Education Product Manager, Media & Entertainment, Autodesk
Laura Dohrmann, Market Development Manager, Digital Film, NVIDIA
Guest Speakers Keynote:
Robin King, Consultant Sebastian Sylwan, Senior Film Industry Manager, Autodesk
Industry Panel:
DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Electronic Arts, Disney Animation
Moderator: Sebastian Sylwan, Autodesk