------UPDATE October 5th 2006------
This is just to confirm that the conference will take place, as stated in the first place, at the Bois-De-Boulogne school. The computer lab is located in the Ignace-Bourret Pavillon and information how to get to the lab will be on the main door, on the floor, on the walls, on the doors so you’ll be sure to not get lost in the school but I’ll post more info on this tomorrow, with a map of how to get to the school and all. So stay tuned! And some wanted a confirmation about the “price” of the conference. and as pointed at the beginning, IT IS FREE TO ATTEND.
More Info tomorrow here, on the website, and on the mailing list of the conference!
------UPDATE SEPTEMBER 13 2006------
The t-shirt design is finally done, look at the last post of this thread! (page 4)
------UPDATE JULY 22 2006-------
GO TO THE WEBSITE NOW!!
Once again this year, the north american section of the annual Blender conference held in Amsterdam will take place in Montréal, Québec/Canada. It will likely be at the same place as last year, which is the Bois-de-boulogne school. This school offer us a big computer lab with enough computer for anyone who’d like to come and they even offer us projectors to help us with our presentations.
So, it’s official now. The conference will be held during the weekend of the 21(Saturday) and 22(Sunday) of October 2006. The conference will open at 9h-9h30am and will close around 5h30pm on both days.
The conference will be free to attend at. We invite everyone who plans to come to register to this website by using the “Registration!” link at the top left of the website. If any of you wants to make a presentation about any field related to blender (may it be on modelling, special fx, texturing, lighting, etc…) he is welcomed to submit his proposal using the form at the bottom of the registration page. The more presentations we have, the better the conference will be! Also, if you would like to learn about an area of blender which is not mentionned in the “interest” section of the registration form, feel free to add it in the “other” case. We will then consider assigning someone to talk about that at the conference!
On a side note, I’ll try finding a couple of hotels in the area but I can’t promise anything. It’s mostly up to you to find where you’ll sleep and pay for your transportation to get to the school (I’ll post info on how to get there by car/bus/subway soon!). As far as food goes (for lunch and diner/supper) we’ll probably do like last year. On saturday it will be pizza for lunch (5$ for half a large + a soda can) and we’ll go to a restaurant for supper. And on sunday we’ll organize transport to a near restaurant for the lunch.
Also, like last year, we’ll have t-shirts for you guys! The design has yet to be decided (if you have ideas you can submit them to us! just send it to my email xwarrior[at]hotmail.com with an appropriated subject title) but the t-shirt will be sold for 20$CAD. I’ll post an update by August 10th (max) about this.
Finally, prepare your portfolio! because, for yet another year, we’ll have a North American Art Festival! You heard me right! More info about this later but expect some small prizes for the winners
So you’re eager to learn about blender? or you know too much and want to help out new user by giving them some neat tricks? or maybe you just want to put some face on the virtual nicknames that you see everyday or so on the forum? Well, reserve your weekend of the 21 and 22 of October 2006 and take yourself up to Montréal City in Québec! It’s better from years to years, and last year was a blast so I can’t even imagine how this year will be cool!
I hope to see alot of you there!
The Montréal Blender Conference team
ps: if you have any question, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll answer you as fast as I can!
GO TO THE WEBSITE NOW!!