Upcoming Events

Siggraph 2019

Foundry All Stars Event  |  Foundry Exhibitor Sessions  |  Foundry Booth

July 28 - July 31

Los Angeles

It’s that time of year again… SIGGRAPH 2019 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store!

This year will see our 3rd annual All Stars Event on Sunday, July 28; a series of exciting Exhibitor Sessions on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30; a busy booth schedule filled with customer meet and greets, educational seminars, product presentations and a Happy Hour on Wednesday afternoon!

See below for more details - and make sure to sign up for each event you’re interested in… spaces are limited!

Everyone will also need a SIGGRAPH pass for our events at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, including All Stars, Foundry Exhibitor Sessions and our booth activities. Register today with our code FOUNDRY19 for a FREE exhibits pass! 

Foundry All Stars Event

Sunday, July 28

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This year will see our third Foundry All Stars Event!

We’ll have speakers representing the most innovative companies in VFX and Design from around the world showcasing their work.  Expect to see the likes of Marvel, Digital Domain, DNEG, Nike, More VFX, LAIKA, Weta Digital and more!

This event will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, in Petree Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This event sold out in 2018, so reserve your place today!

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Foundry Exhibitor Sessions

July 29 - July 30

Foundry Exhibitor Sessions


Monday, July 29


Foundry Education Summit

In this session, we will be showcasing the ways VFX offers opportunities for students and young people, often spanning beyond traditional VFX studios. Joining us will be three speakers from a variety of different sectors, who will be discussing their experiences in VFX and the importance of VFX education for young people.


  • Susan Zwermann - Studio Executive Producer at Exceptional Minds
  • Nick Boughen - VFX Supervisor and Director of Education at CG Masters
  • Dawn Fidrick - Producer at Griffith Observatory

Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Foundry Look Development & Lighting Meetup

Come join us for our Foundry Look Development Meet-up at Siggraph 2019. We’ll be discussing product updates from Mari and Katana, as well as guest speakers giving you an exciting peek behind the scenes of some of their latest projects.


  • Berj Bannayan - Partner & VFX Supervisor at Soho VFX
  • Aghiles Kheffache - CTO at 3Delight
  • Micah Henrie - VFX Technical Director at LAIKA
  • Ben Neall - Texture Supervisor at ILM

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Tuesday, July 30


Plotting Your VFX Studio’s Journey Into The Cloud

In this session, we'll outline how there a number of different paths to and levels of cloud adoption for VFX studios. With our long-standing experience in helping studios of all sizes to shift their workflows into the cloud, we see patterns in how this is achieved. Come see our speakers explain about their own companies' journey to cloud - and get a feel for what yours could look like.


  • Robert Keske - CIO at Nice Shoes
  • Bernhard Kimbacher - VFX Supervisor at Hive VFX
  • Nick Boughen - VFX Supervisor & Director of Education at CG Masters
  • Adrian Graham - Cloud Solutions Architect at Google
  • Lauren Hulsey - Executive Producer & VFX Supervisor at Adira VFX
  • Marie Denoga - VFX Supervisor at Adira VFX

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Room: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Solving Creative Challenges Through Development in Nuke

Join a global panel of Nuke developers as they share their tips for making the most of Nuke’s extensibility, from Python to the NDK to BlinkScript, with examples of how they’ve used these in their pipelines.  


  • Mads Hagbarth Damsbo - Business Owner/VFX TD/Compositor at Higx/Nordisk Film ShortCut
  • Nathan Rusch - Pipeline Technical Director at Luma
  • Patricia Terol Tolsa - Pipeline Developer at MPC

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Room: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Solving Creative Challenges with Nuke Family - The Artists' Story

This session will feature senior artists and supervisors discussing how they used the Nuke family to efficiently solve creative problems, avoiding costly re-shoots and re-rendering while maintaining artistic intent, as well as a look into what’s coming in Nuke 12.0.


  • Jay Cooper - Compositing Supervisor at ILM
  • Austin Brown - VFX Supervisor at Psyop
  • Matt Aitken - VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital
  • Toya Drechsler - Compositing Supervisor at MPC

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Room: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Solving creative challenges with Modo

In this session, we will be exploring the evolution of 3D and how it is shaping a wide range of industries. We’ll discuss the trends, changes and initiatives taking place across the world of 3D content creation, as well as evaluating what we think the future holds for 3D.


  • Richard Hurrey - Chief Educator, Rigging TD, Squirrel Power at Kitestring
  • Thomas Groppi - BIM Technology Manager at NEXII
  • Warren Marshall - 3D Artist at Warren Marshall Biz

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 502B

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Foundry Booth

July 30, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Booth #925

Foundry booth at Siggraph 2019


Customer meet and greets, education and product presentations… schedule coming soon!

This year, make sure you stop by our Foundry booth (#925), where we’ll be showcasing our Foundry tools in partnership with Lenovo and NVIDIA.

During the show, we will have a full three days of programming featuring customer meet and greets, educational seminars and product presentations from Tuesday 30th July  to Thursday 1st August. Attendees will also have the chance to enter our daily prize draws. Stay tuned to this page for more details on the booth schedule!

On Wednesday, 1st  August, we’ll be hosting a Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in our booth. Come by, grab a drink and mingle with our engineers, researchers and product managers who will be at the show.

But wait.. there’s more!

We’re proud to be participating at year’s DigiPro 2019 Symposium on Saturday, July 27th. Foundry’s Head of Research Dan Ring will be presenting on “Jumping in at the Deep End: How to Experiment with Machine Learning in Post-Production Software”

Visit the DigiPro website for more information on the program and purchasing tickets.

We’re also sponsoring the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program and the new Pipeline Conference, taking place on Sunday, July 28th.


Thank you to our partners:


  • Wacom
  • Open drives
  • Dell