For the fifth year running, Women in Animation (WIA) will hold a symposium in conjunction with Annecy Festival and the MIFA market. The theme this year: “The Business Case for Diversity.”
While the festival goes hybrid, the Women in Animation World Summit, which is held in partnership with South African studio Triggerfish, will be entirely virtual. Festival passholders and WIA members will be able to view the event from Monday, June 14 at 12:00 a.m. PST/9:00 a.m. CET through Saturday, June 19. From June 20, it will be open to the general public via WIA’s website and Youtube channel.
“At the last four summits, WIA built shared vocabulary around diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity,” said WIA president Marge Dean. “As a global community, the organization traversed monumental paradigm shifts, challenges and opportunities this past year including racial equity, a global pandemic, a rise in discriminatory violence, and strong headwind toward inclusivity.”