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2020 WIA Vancouver Summit

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The second ever Women in Animation Vancouver Summit will take place March 7, 2020, on the eve of International Women's Day. Join us for a full day of events around the theme of Inspiring Action, with a series of insightful speakers, and workshops designed to give you tools for change. Come be inspired, take action, and leave with a new toolkit to inspire action in others.

In the morning, an introduction from WIA Vancouver, a key note address and panelists will kick off the day with plenty of food for thought.

Then in the afternoon, we have two streams of inspired learning simultaneously: the Meet the Trail Blazers stream will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and ask your own questions. The Build Your Brand stream will deliver tips and tools for professional development and essential skills. With two streams happening simultaneously each hour, you are free to choose the session that interests you, to switch between streams, or stick to one. Space in each session is first come, first serve.

Throughout the day, we invite you to pledge your own inspired action to advance gender equality by posting on social media with the hashtag #inspiredaction.

****Registration Recommended. Please register here for a quick check-in on the day-of and to stay in the loop for event updates.**** The entire summit is free to attend.

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PART ONE - VCC Auditorium

Registration opens 9:30

10:15 - Opening by WIA Vancouver

10:30 - Keynote address by Cinzia Angelini, Writer/Director

11:00 - Panel: "50/50 - The View Outside Our Industry"

12:15 - Panel: "Five in Focus - Year One in Review" featuring Jen Davreux, Amanda Konkin, Kaitlin Sutherland, Stephanie Blakey, Maisha Moore, Tracey Mack, Rose-Ann Tisserand on their short animated film "The Butterfly Affect" & the Five in Focus program

Lunch Break (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

PART TWO - Meet the Trailblazers & Build Your Brand

The afternoon has 2 streams – Meet the Trailblazers and Build Your Brand. Sessions will run simultaneously, and there are 3 sessions in each stream. You are free to move between streams and select the session that interests you most from the below schedule. Space is first come, first served. Trailblazers events will take place in the VCC Auditorium and Build Your Brand will be in Room 1227, with enough time to travel in between sessions.

2:15 - 3:00

3:15 - 4:00

  • Trail Blazers: "Production Leaders" featuring Christi Rae, Director of Production, Microsoft - VCC Auditorium
  • Build Your Brand: "Building a Strong Portfolio" - Room 1227

4:15 - 5:00

  • Trail Blazers: "Creative Leaders" featuring Cinzia Angelini, Writer/Director- VCC Auditorium
  • Build Your Brand: "Building Your Brand," featuring Caroline Stokes, Founder of FORWARD, author of "Elephants Before Unicorns" and podcast host of "The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter" - Room 1227 ***If you're interested in the "Building Your Brand" session with Caroline Stokes, Caroline has asked that you take the time to help craft the session by completing this questionnaire which will be utilized in the workshop.***
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Vancouver Community College
1155 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC  

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