The VIEW Conference, which is the largest computer graphics event in Italy, has announced the line-up for its 15th annual conference, which will take place October 14 to 17 in Turin (Torino), Italy. Three Americans will be the keynote speakers this year: Dr. Alvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath.
Alvy Ray Smith is a computer graphics legend who co-founded Pixar with Ed Catmull, though he has now been unceremoniously excised from much of the company’s corporate history. Animator Glen Keane needs little introduction and most recently directed Duet, an interactive short for Android mobile devices. Tom McGrath has co-directed all three films in DreamWorks’ Madagascar series and is currently directed the upcoming DreamWorks film Boss Baby.