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WEBINAR SERIES 2024
FROM SPARK CG + VANCOUVER ACM SIGGRAPH
January 1 - December 31, 2024


The Webinar Series offers unique, year-round, free-to-attend webinars that bring you closer to the world of innovation and creativity. From in-depth panel discussions and information sessions to behind-the-scenes talks and engaging fireside chats, each session provides an opportunity to learn. Join us from anywhere in the world to connect with fellow enthusiasts and professionals.

Are you working on an exciting project or have an idea that you’d like to share with our global community? Contact us with your suggestions at [email protected].

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SCHEDULE

DAY 151THURSDAY - MAY 30, 2024
12:00 pmWEBINAR
INTRODUCTION TO THE JEDY ACADEMY
Moderator: Kim Paris with Marina Antunes
DAY 156TUESDAY - JUNE 04, 2024
1:00 pmWEBINAR
THE INTENTIONAL JOB SEARCH: PREPARING & FINDING YOUR NEXT JOB
Moderator: Dana Ramnarine with Marina Antunes


Thursday

Thursday - May 30, 12:00 PM
WEBINAR
INTRODUCTION TO THE JEDY ACADEMY
Presented by Industrial Light & Magic
Moderator: Kim Paris with Marina Antunes

This event is happening today. On-line sales are closed.

Join ILM to learn more about their Jedi Academy program, including internship and trainee opportunities.

Kim Paris, Emerging Talent Manager will give an overview of early career programs at ILM Vancouver, and share resources for junior and future talent who may be curious about the pathways into the studio.

Jedi Academy alumni, Briana Johnson and Tyler Kim will give insights into their experiences in the intern and trainee programs, and provide tips and tricks for applying to the Academy.

This session will be a great overview for any junior talent considering how to get in the door at ILM.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87307807831


Tuesday

Tuesday - June 4, 1:00 PM
WEBINAR
THE INTENTIONAL JOB SEARCH: PREPARING & FINDING YOUR NEXT JOB
Presented by rhum.hr
Moderator: Dana Ramnarine with Marina Antunes

Regular: FREE

Reinvigorate your job search! With fewer projects in production, finding new roles can be challenging. Join Dana Ramnarine, COO of rhum for "The Intentional Job Search," an event that will help you reset your job search approach with renewed energy.

An industry veteran, Dana will share insights into everything from building strong relationships with studios and discovering tools and technologies to enhance your skillset, exploring adjacent industries to expand your portfolio and find work, refresh your self-care practices and how to network beyond LinkedIn.

Through meaningful conversation, Dana will create a space that catalyzes renewed inspiration and drives actionable change. Let’s transform your job search into an intentional journey, one that leads to lasting connections and professional growth.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81000119152


BIOGRAPHIES

Dana Ramnarine
COO // rhum.hr

Dana Ramnarine (she/her) is a mother, entrepreneur, and architect of highly innovative teams. She has spent 15 years working alongside tech leadership to build some of the world’s dynamic and impactful organizations. She has worked at large organizations like Disney and Electronic Arts. She has been instrumental with the early-stage growth and stability of tech companies in their seed/Series A stages (Unity Technologies).

Now co-leading the team at rhum.hr, Dana is COO working on operational excellence for creative studios, growing startups, and venture capitals to bring HR and talent acquisition strategy to evolving companies. rhum.hr has created an economically viable model for scaling tech companies giving them access to a full library of HR tools and programs to scale sustainably and weather the challenges of an ever-evolving economy.

Kim Paris
Emerging Talent Manager // Industrial Light & Magic

With an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Higher Education and Leadership, with a focus on "factors for student success in post-secondary transitions," Kim has a strong foundation in working with and understanding how to best support students during their educational journeys, and beyond. This background supports her work at ILM in connecting with students and post-secondary partners in helping emerging talent transition into their early careers.

Kim works with junior talent through the Jedi Academy at ILM, which includes trainee programs and internships. She is always excited to connect with emerging talent, and provide insight and tips on transitioning into the industry.

Marina Antunes
President // Spark CG Society · Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH

MarinaMarina has been writing and discussing film for over 15 years, first on a personal blog, followed by a decade-long tenure on the now retired Row Three. In 2008, she joined the writing staff at Quiet Earth, becoming Editor-In-Chief in 2014, a role she still holds. Over the years, she has also produced and hosted a number of podcasts including Before the Dawn, a long-running podcast on the Twilight franchise, Girls on Pop, a podcast on film and popular entertainment from women’s perspective and After the Credits, bi-monthly film podcast with nearly 300 episodes.

Marina is a member of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH, the Online Film Critics Society, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and the Visual Effects Society. She is the President of Spark CG Society and the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter. She has also served on juries for several film festivals including DOXA, St. Louis International Film Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival. She joined the Spark CG Society in 2014.

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