//ADAPT

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July 09, 2008 09:01 ET

//ADAPT Announces the Third Edition of the //Adapt Conference in Montreal With the Launch of its New Website

Defining a new standard in conferences, //ADAPT does it like no other as the world's most celebrated digital artists and world leading studios get ready to //ADAPT!

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - //ADAPT is thrilled to announce the return of their ground breaking conference in Montreal geared towards the digital art industry. Advanced Digital Art Production Techniques or //ADAPT for short, will feature over 40 of the best digital art masters, from blockbuster films, Visual FX and video game studios.

Last year, the //ADAPT 2007 conference welcomed over 3600 attendees from all over the world, exceeding capacity. Master classes were given by numerous world renowned artists such as Ryan Church, Aaron Holly, Fausto De Martini and Mark Goerner, who featured their personal workflow and art production techniques. In addition to production techniques, Corel wowed attendees with an awe inspiring digital art gallery where attendees had the opportunity to network & interview with major studios such as, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Arts, Bungie, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M), and Beenox.

"With two exceptionally successful years, we want to establish //ADAPT as the central hub for industry artists, professionals, enthusiasts, educators, and students alike." Said president Emile Ghorayeb.

This year, the //ADAPT 2008 CONFERENCE will be held in Montreal's historic Pepsi Forum / AMC Theater, former home of the legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey team. //ADAPT will feature exciting programs and activities such as the 2D Masters Track, 3D Masters Track, 2D/3D+ Track, Exploration Track, the //ADAPT THEATER and the //ADAPT ART EXPO, designed to promote and inspire artists while displaying the amazing art work developed in leading films, Visual FX and video game productions worldwide. //ADAPT's all-star lineup will feature the likes of Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, Walt Disney Animation Studios, The Mill, Framestore CFC, The Jim Henson Company, Tippett Studio and industry icons like Aaron Sims, Steven Stahlberg, Craig Mullins, Andrew Jones, Jason Manley, Craig Barron, Dan Gregoire, Alex McDowell, Shawn Kelly, Carlos Baena, Taron and much more!

"We are privileged to be supported by such a great industry, and we will strive to take //ADAPT to the next level" said co-founder Jonathan Abenhaim.

For details on programming, registration and ticket prices, visit the newly launched www.adaptconference.com website.

About the //ADAPT Conference:

The //ADAPT Conference is designed to teach the most advanced practices in digital art production. This conference touches every facet of digital art creation, from film to video game development. //ADAPT unites computer graphic professionals and enthusiasts worldwide bringing you multiple high end classes taught by some of the most renowned artists from the most celebrated studios around the world. More than 5000 professional digital artists and students will convene during the //ADAPT 2008 Conference, featuring more than 40 speakers and world renowned studios.

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