2nd Annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors


Last Updated: July 31, 2015 12:07 am GMT
(LOS ANGELES, California--July 31, 2015) The 2nd Annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors will feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer. The afternoon session will include refreshments and a raffle. The session is hosted by Pam Hogarth and sponsored by Eido, Starfish Creative and MEDIAmobz. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 11th, from 3 to 5pm in Ballroom 1 of the Courtyard & Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 901 W. Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles.

Panelists include Debra Blanchard Knight, founder of Fringe Talent recruiting who will address careers and hiring; Tony Watson, Enrolled Agent with Robert Hall & Associates Tax Consultants, who will talk taxes and incorporation; Tony Brandt, VES Benefits Insurance Agency, will cover medical and personal insurance; and Mark Leftiz, agent with Transamerica World Financial Group, talking about financial planning for the short and long-term.

“Our goal is to give attendees usable information that is relevant to their current and future career realities,” says Pam Hogarth, session organizer and panel moderator. “It’s tough surviving in a freelance world. We hope to make it a little easier. If nothing else we’ll have some good refreshments.”

The raffle will include items from CGFreelancer online magazine, Benjamin Moore Paint Systems, Starfish Creative, mediaMOBZ and other companies. More information can be found at pamhogarth.com/events.html. The annual SIGGRAPH conference is the largest, five-day, interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. Birds of a Feather are informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2015 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed).


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