Vertex 2021 will be packed with inspiring talks from industry pros, workshops, career advice, portfolio reviews and much more. All tickets include on-demand access to all the sessions for 30 days.
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Delving Deep into Digital Humans
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Main Stage
10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Life Drawing (standing pose)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Masterclass
Master Gravity Sketch for Concept Modeling
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Track 1
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
How I Approach and Create Illustrations (with a Focus on Storytelling)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track 2
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How To Market Yourself on Social Media
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Stage
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Compositing and Open-source 3D Working Together
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Track 1
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Working in a VFX studio Art Department & Portfolio Tips and Guidelines
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Track 2
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Production: The Latest Tech From VFX Studios and Indie Creators
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Stage
1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Texturing a Cyberpunk-Style Character in Substance Painter
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Masterclass
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Story of Portraiture
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Track 1
2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Managing Your Mental Bandwidth
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Track 2
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Indie Storytelling and World-Building in Realtime
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Masterclass
4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
“Frankensteining” - A Digital Human Challenge
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Track 1
4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
A Quick Glimpse into Future Ink – Space Ink Project Between Wacom and Ars Electronica
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Masterclass
4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Film Costumes Concepts
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Track 2
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Making Art with Soul | Exploring Stylized Looks with RenderMan
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Stage
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Pixel Pigment on Digital Canvas Experimentation Process
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Masterclass
6:15 PM
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Life Drawing (sitting pose)
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Masterclass
6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
How To Make Colour Choices
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Track 2
6:45 PM
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
A Journey with Virtual Reality
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Masterclass
7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Animation - The Old Way
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Stage
8:00 PM
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Create Stunning Interior Archviz Scenes
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Track 1
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Oddly Reclassifying - Social Media Animations for BMW and MINI
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Masterclass
8:30 PM
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Concept Art Association Presents: Concept Art Drinks!
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Track 2
9:00 PM
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Life Drawing (portrait)
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Masterclass
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
How To Market Yourself on Social Media
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Main Stage
10:00 PM
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Art of Motion Graphics
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Track 1
10:30 PM
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Terraform VR Demo
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Track 2
11:00 PM
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Procreate Paint Along with MaxPacks Brushes
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Main Stage
The Magic of Christmas
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Track 1
Time Zone: (UTC+00:00) London, Edinburgh [Change Time Zone]

INSPIRING TALKS

We've got multiple tracks you can pick from and each will be host to a captivating programme of talks, presented by leading experts and veteran creatives in the industry. From high-end projects to the latest software developments across a variety of mediums, you’ll hear from the best talents in the industry. 

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

If you’re after your first step into the industry or your next big career move, then you can’t miss our portfolio review sessions! In our 15 minute sessions you can get invaluable advice on how to boost your showreel and stand out among the crowd. 

WORKSHOPS

The world’s leading artists from the VFX, concept art and illustration industries are on hand to give you insight into how they work and create. You’ll learn new techniques in a variety of mediums and come away from these talks inspired to create your own work. 

COLLABORATIVE DOODLING

All attendees will get access to Magma Studio Pro for the event and 10 days after. Collaborate with friends, new people you meet or just do your own doodles.

EXHIBITION HALL

The most relevant companies in the art world are all joining us on 25 February. You can ask them about vacancies, download exclusive content or just have a chat.

NETWORKING

After lots of learning, it's important to stay social too. We'll be running a Discord channel throughout the event so you can meet new people and chat about the day! 

ARTISTS' LOUNGE

Ever wondered just how they do it? Visit the Artists' Lounge where established artists will take any of your burning questions.

LIFE DRAWING

Drawing figure and form is the foundation of any artist's creative toolkit. At Vertex, you can tune in to any of our life drawing sessions and simply start sketching!