Set up your calendars! We’ve got some good news ahead.

The official program of the CGA’s second online conference edition is out, and we are proud to say that all of our three program streamlines came into the spotlight. The conference is scheduled for November 18/19, 2021, with the sessions starting at 4 PM CET each day.

CGAlliance content stream is having its premiere on the first day of the event, with four stirring sessions on innovations, including deep dives into the metaverse and lectures on studio production and growth. Its closure will happen over the weekend, on a two-day business positioning workshop organized by Serbia Film Commission with the help from the US Embassy in Serbia.

CGArts programme was originally presented in September at our hybrid event in Novi Sad, Enter the MetaClub, a combination of a mini-conference and an interactive exhibition. This time around, on the second day of the event, CGArts continues exploring the perks and possibilities of digital words but will also deliver several top-notch lectures on (game) art.

At the same time as CGArts, the other track will be running its own show on education. After numerous online sessions organized by Crater Training Center all year round, CGAcademy comes with five captivating sessions designed to boost your skillset – and maybe help you shape your career expectations.

All the sessions will be able to stream on our website on two parralel tracks, so keep your eyes on the LIVE section, which will be updated in the next few days. The live stream is based on an interactive platform that allows you to leave comments and questions for our guests in real-time on YouTube.

After the last session ends, we will officially move to the metaverse – the one created by our dear friend Tanja Vujinović, an intermedia artist who delivered a magnificent VR performance at CGA Novi Sad.  Techno Avantgarden live event with DJ sets will be cohosted with our friends from Ultramono art laboratory and Kiblix art festival from Maribor, Slovenia.  More details about the afterparty coming soon.

Without further ado, here’s the timeline! To save the programme in PDF, CLICK HERE.

 

Thursday, November 18

4.00 – 4.10 PM
CGA Belgrade Founders Talk
Miljana Jovović, Crater Training Center
Milica Božanić, Serbia Film Commission
Miloš Milošević, VFX Serbia

 

CGAlliance Content Stream

4.10 – 5.15 PM
Empowering the Artist: How AI, Metaverse and NFT’s Will Shape the Future of Art
Tye Sheridan, Wonder Dynamics
Nikola Todorović, Wonder Dynamics

5.15 – 6.15 PM
Diving Deep into the Metaverse: DELETED, Development of a hybrid feature
Zoran Krstić, Open Studio
Aleksandar Protić, Mir Media Group

6.15 – 7.00 PM
Design Thinking for Innovation
Milovan Dekić, Nordeus

7.00 – 8.00 PM
Standing Out in the Sea of Sameness
– The Real Reason Big Opportunities Are Not Finding You… and What to Do About It
Joel Pilger, RevThink
Tim Thompson, RevThink

 

Friday, November 19

CGArts Content Stream

4.00 – 4.30 PM
The Work of Lee Griggs
Lee Griggs, Autodesk

4.30 – 5.15 PM
Puss & Loots – Visual Development of a Slot Game
Uroš Obradović, Playstudios Europe

5.15 – 6.00 PM
Character and Assets Development
Josip Vrandečić, Mad Head Games

6.00 – 6.45 PM
NFTs: A Gateway to the Metaverse
Jovan Tišma, ALL.ART

 

CGAcademy Content Stream

4.00 – 4.30 PM
Customizing MetaHuman Textures
Luka Lakić, 3Lateral/Epic Games

4.30 – 5.15 PM
Machine Learning in Real-time
Florent Guinier, Unity Technologies

5.15 – 5.20 PM
CG Journeys
Sam Peereboom, Industrial Pixel

5.20 – 6.00 PM
Portfolio Reviews
Milica Mastelica, Playstudios
Nenad Nešović, Nordeus
Ivana Radović, Playrix RS

6.00 – 6.05 PM
CG Journeys
Miguel Teixeira, 3D Animator

6.05 – 6.45 PM
White Paper Talks: VR and 3D in Game Art
Katarina Kaplarski Vuković, Belgrade Metropolitan University
Vojislav Bogosavljević, University of Belgrade – School of Electrical Engineering
Igor Tartalja, University of Belgrade – School of Electrical Engineering

6.45 – 7.30 PM
Evolving Your Skills, panel discussion
moderator: Jahirul Armin, CAVE Academy
panelists:
Ben Radcliffe, Unity Technologies
Andrew Schlussel, Netflix
Amy Smith, Framestore
Jim Brown, DNEG

 

AfterParty / CGAfterHours

starting at 7:30 PM
Tanja Vujinović: Techno AvantGarden
CGA Belgrade x KIBLIX 2021
Afterparty in VRChat

 

November 20th / November 21st

CGAlliance Content Stream

6.00 – 7.30 PM
Standing Out in the Sea of Sameness: The Real Reason Big Opportunities Are Not Finding You… and What to Do About It, a two-day workshop (read more and apply here)
Joel Pilger, RevThink
Tim Thompson, RevThink

CGA Belgrade 2021 sends many thanks to our sponsors from 3Lateral/Epic Games, Nordeus, Autodesk, Mad Head Games, and Playstudios Europe, as well as our partners from Escape Studios, RevThink, CAVE Academy, and Kiblix. This year’s programme was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information and the US Embassy in Serbia.