The event aims to cement stronger relationships between alumni and encourage ongoing involvement in the education curriculum from alumni who now hold influential roles in the games and VFX industries.
"This is going to be a fantastic event for AIE," said John De Margheriti, AIE CEO. "We created AIE in 1996 as a non-profit organisation to grow the games and animation industry in Australia. This is both a celebration of the alumni that have blazed the trails into the industry and also a rare opportunity to re-connect and gain their valuable insights," he enthused.
AIE alumni can be found in studios around the world including Weta Digital, Bioware, DreamWorks and Rockstar. Alumni will be flown to the event, which will run over three days in the Tuscany region. This event is being generously supported by Wargaming, the award-winning videogame developer behind World of Tanks.
"Wargaming and BigWorld have a long association with AIE providing curriculum input, expert speakers and employment opportunities for graduates," said Stephen Wang, CEO of BigWorld. We're proud to be able to make this event possible and are looking forward to meeting Alumni and seeing what they've achieved."