Browse our diverse range of rooms and activities on day two of Vertex. We'll be announcing our full agenda including speakers soon.

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Vertex 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 makers of tomorrow’s tools and delve into the future of effects in the main auditorium. We’ll be revealing our all-star line-up of industry giants soon.


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. Rooms include the Polygon room, the Pixel room and the Render room. We'll be joined by Karla Ortiz, Lois Van Baarle, ILM, Even Mehl Amundsen, Izzy Burton and many more!


Construct quality designs, learn cutting-edge techniques and hear from the top agencies and artists creating the best architecture in the business.

Ever wondered just how they do it? Visit the Artist Demonstrations area where established artists will draw or paint right there and then. They'll be taking questions if you have any. 


We have a plethora of design companies including Ftrack, Warhammer and Huion at the conference so if you're interested in their newest products or job opportunities make sure you give them a visit.  

Drawing figure and form is the foundation of any artist's creative toolkit. At Vertex, you can follow along a life drawing class taken by a professional artist. We'll provide the model, lights and setting.  All you need to do is pull up a chair, bring your sketchbook or tablet and start creating.
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We'll be providing a wall for you to get creative on! In between the workshop sessions you can sketch and scribble to your heart's content on our dedicated doodle walls. You can collaborate with friends, new people you meet or just do your own doodles.
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 20 minute sessions you’ll learn hands-on advice for improving your recruitability from recruiters and artists, as well as essential tips on how to boost your showreel and stand out among the crowd. Bring your laptop or preferred smart device and get instant feedback! Available to book soon
Reviews must be pre-booked. Additional charges apply.


After a day of learning, some much needed unwinding is needed. We're providing drinks at the botanical drinkery Pergola along with A3 boards so you can squeeze out any remaining creative juices. Whether you're Picasso with a Peroni or Da Vinci with a Diet Coke you'll be catered for! 

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Artist Demos
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMDigital Drawing Demo
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMDigital Drawing Demo
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMDigital Drawing Demo
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDigital Drawing Demo - Procreate
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMDigital Drawing Demo
Exhibition Area
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLife Drawing Session
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMLife Drawing Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLife Drawing Session
Framework Room
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMPositive Change
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMImproving Design Through Visualization Technology
Main Stage
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMA Storied and Varied Life
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMPassion First, Career Second
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMThe Magic of Storytelling
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMThe Innovation of Dreams for PS4
Pixel Room
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMCharacter Design Workshop
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMStorytelling for Animation and Beyond
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMHow To Get a Job at ILM: Portfolio Tips and Guidelines
Polygon Room
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMThe Content Creators toolbox
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMDemystifying Maya's Node Editor
Portfolio Reviews
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMPortfolio Review: Claire McClaughry
Render Room
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMThe Nitty Gritty of Digital Illustration