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Open Source Forum 2024

event date

22 Feb 2024


Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles, California, United States

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) Open Source Forum is an annual event that gathers business and technical leaders to share ideas, insights, and experiences to drive the future of open source software across the motion picture and media industries. 

Join us for an update on the progress of the Foundation and several guest speakers who will share their insights and experiences with open source software.  

Who should attend:

  • Executives, business, and open source program office leaders of organizations using or interested in open source software.
  • Technical leaders responsible for key projects or open source strategies within organizations.
  • Open source project leaders interested in learning more about the Academy Software Foundation.

Please Note: The Open Source Forum is being planned as an in-person event, and we ask all speakers to be prepared to present onsite.

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Call for Papers
Call opens at 12:00 PM

27 Nov 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

07 Jan 2024

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Please review our CFP Guide to answer many common questions before submitting.


  • CFP Opens: Monday, November 27 at 12:00 PM PST
  • CFP Close: Sunday, January 7 at 11:59 PM PST
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, January 16
  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, January 17
  • Event Date: Thursday, February 22

We welcome submissions on any topic related to open source software for visual effects, animation, digital content creation and production. Talks should not be sales pitches or product promotions.


  • Pipeline tools and technologies
  • AI or machine learning
  • Virtual production
  • Open source software in production, including use cases and film examples
  • Open source program management best practices  
  • Emerging or new open source projects that are relevant for vfx and animation
  • Panel discussions on industry challenges or other prominent topics 
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education and mentorship

Please note that this is an in-person event, and we ask that all speakers be prepared to present onsite. A panelist can be virtual though we prefer they present live not pre-recorded.


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