The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and AnimfxNZ have announced a partnership that will see the AIAS provide an all-star game industry speaker line-up for AnimfxNZ.

AIAS President Joseph Olin will also speak at the conference on the topic of creative convergence in the games industry along with industry luminaries Tim Willits, Henry LaBounta and Mario Wynands.

“One of the goals of the academy is to support the recognition of our industry’s creative talent and AnimfxNZ is providing us with an international platform to present our messages to new audiences,” said Joseph Olin. “Our participation and partnership with the conference promises to be a rewarding experience for both parties as we work toward a common goal of growing the creative digital industries.”

Under the theme, “Where Creative Convergence Begins,” AnimfxNZ is bringing together leaders from the four major creative digital mediums to share ideas and further the creation of digital entertainment. AnimfxNZ will take place November 14-16th, in Wellington New Zealand and present a line-up of keynotes and panels that feature the brightest minds in digital media today.

“The AIAS is an obvious partner given our common goals, mutual respect and desire to provide a speaker line-up with the credibility, vision and experience to inspire attendees from all of the creative disciplines,” said Jos Ruffell, Chairman of the New Zealand Games, Animation and Visual Effects Trust (NZGAV), the organizing body behind Animfx. “We’re looking forward to a successful conference and expanding our support for the AIAS and their initiatives in the coming years.”