Painting with a broad brush but with a focus on the artists, the only expo dedicated to animation talent in the US returns to the Burbank Convention Center in November.
The CTN Animation eXpo is the only dedicated event of its kind in the US that focuses on talent in animation. Now in its 11th year and attended by more than 10,000 professionals with 340 exhibitors, the Creative Talent Network (CTN) is working on making 2019 a banner year for the eXpo (CTNX2019) with an even bigger and better event. CTN is compromised of a large community of local and international professionals and their annual eXpo is their biggest program of giving back to the artistic community. Another way that they will be giving back this year is by donating a portion of the proceeds of the event to Exceptional Minds. Exceptional Minds is a professional training academy for individuals on the autism spectrum who are pursuing their dream of having careers in animation.
Maybe taking some inspiration from this philanthropic endeavor, the theme for CTNX2019 is “Transformations”. Unlike previous eXpos, this year’s event is four full days, from Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24. Other new additions include Master Class Workshops, an expanded Career Camp, more networking opportunities, and even After Hours events. Yet after 11 years, it is clear that some things do not need to be changed as at the heart of the event is a spirit of fun and celebration for animation and its creators. These returning facets of the eXpo that always draw the attention of attendees are the live demonstrations, networking receptions, panel discussions, personal consultations, and many other career-seeking opportunities including the aforementioned “Camp”.
Our Burbank Convention Center has had the honor of hosting this prestigious event throughout its formative years and we always look forward to celebrating our city’s Animation Week in style. As host, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is proud to be the preferred choice of accommodation for many attendees of the eXpo. Whether local or flying in for the eXpo through the official airport of CTN, the Hollywood Burbank Airport, we are offering a special group rate for attendees. Don’t wait and book your stay today! See you in November!