2018 VES Bay Area Summit2021-03-23T18:28:40-07:00


Shifting Lanscapes: Exploring the Tech-tonic Shake-up in Visual Entertainment

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dolby Laboratories

1275 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Join the Visual Effects Society’s Bay Area section for a full day of roundtable discussions, networking, and keynote visionary presentations at the stunning, state-of-the-art Dolby Laboratories headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

For the third time, the VES Bay Area Board of Directors has invited local and global experts from the fields of Animation, Broadcast & Film, VFX, Video Games and Technology to gather for this Bay Area Summit.

The event will include approximately ten Roundtable Topics to encourage discussion and interaction. These discussions will include accomplished local and international industry contributors — directors, producers, art directors, cinematographers, editors, post production supervisors, visual effects practitioners and executives — dedicated to both their own industry, and to the health of the production community at large.


8:30AM Registration Begins

8:30AM Continental Networking Breakfast

10:00AM Welcome and Bill Villarreal / Dolby Presentation

10:30AM Opening Keynote Speaker – Jon Landau

11:15AM Break

11:30AM Roundtable Season #1

12:30PM Networking Lunch

1:45PM Roundtable Session #2

2:45PM Break

3:00PM Innovation Speaker – Michael B. Johnson

3:45PM Visionary Speaker – Paul Lambert

4:30PM Raffle Giveaway

4:45PM Cocktail Networking Hour

5:45PM Event ends


Dolby Laboratories, Inc. is located at 1275 Market Street. San Francisco, CA 94103-1410 USA. Cross streets are 8th and 9th. Here is a link to the nearest local parking locations.

If you pre-pay parking its cheaper. We recommend you use this website to reserve and pre-pay your parking.

The nearest BART station is Civic Center.