GIFTED HANDS: I trust you're beginning to feel the energy building. I'd like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your being here and extend a warm, enthusiastic welcome to you.
Our many years journey together through films, books and music has led us home to the Creative Talent Network Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to creating meaningful experiences and collectively supporting the future of visual storytelling for the global creative good.
As we approach the unveiling of what's behind the curtain at the end of year event, it's important to share that all the talent you will meet have been curated and invited with some also coming through the Foundation's new Scholarship Award Programs.
Thank you to those who have accepted the call to share with us next month offering a glimpse into a world that drives us to do what we do. We are the amazing collective of over 500 years of talent, standing on the shoulders of giants. Our gifted hands have created for the films you love and we connect constantly with each other to educate, share, celebrate, and lean into the vast possibilities that equip artists of all ages and from around the world.
One of the first initiatives is the Andreas Deja Scholarship Award. "I am profoundly grateful for the support this initiative has received. Let us collectively usher in a new era of creativity and innovation in animation. The scholarship program, meticulously curated, offers recipients a blend of financial assistance, mentorship, and exclusive networking opportunities."
Sponsored by Visit Burbank
Celebrating 15 years in Burbank.
November 16th - November 19th
Thursday through Sunday
Theme "Story Impressions"
Burbank Airport Marriott Convention
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505 USA
1 (818) 827-7138
General Admission: Ages 16 or older. For ages under 16, approval is required.
Family Day Thursday: Ages 8 and up. Younger members must be accompanied by an adult.
Artist Exhibitor Award Applications CLOSED.
Raise the Bar Recruiting Applications open Closes December 31.
Once a year the Creative Talent Network hosts their annual eXpo gathering. A celebration of talent and community. (limited availability)
The event hotel is an elevator ride away from the heart of the event. No car needed. A limited supply of rooms and parking discounted 30% for this event.
Discounts are available to schools, organizations and students. Discounts are made available through generous donations to the CTN Foundation 501(c)3
From live TV tapings, to studio tours, and eclectic neighborhoods, there’s a lot waiting for you here. So to prepare your trip, we’ve put together some insider tips on what to do and how to arrive in style.
We are excited to announce that CTN has partnered with Guidebook, the event app. (It will be updated regularly as new information is being added.) With this resource, you have access to the most up-to-date information as well as activity feed and networking tools. (Note: More details are added daily, please check back regularly.)
More instructors and filmmakers under one roof for one weekend.
A look back - Artists learn from other artists.
Goal 1 To expose you to the right people in this community and the right information, opportunities and resources to support you and get you plugged in so you can find your own voice and find your place. Whether it's a job or going solo.
Goal 2 To create an environment that educates, inspires and empowers you as an artist and exposes you to THE MANY options available to you. You will leave this event with more than you walked in with as CTN is year round and will always be here for you even after the event ends.
Goal 3 To welcome you to the most amazing community on the planet. To invite you into the CTN family to experience the heart and soul and help you succeed and thrive in this community and for the rest of your life. These are big expectations but true.
All taking place during the official City Wide Proclamation of "Animation Week" in Burbank and Mayor Ribbon Cutting to welcome you to the family.
CTN re-unites every year to support up and coming and mid journey artists in the Visual Storytelling Creator Community. Profits go to charities for artist enrichment.
Meet the founder and supporters and find out how CTN started and why it is such a great organization.
“This organization is based on my own experience and ideas, both what I know has worked and what I know hasn't so I have collected and connected hundreds of other creatives together bringing with them their knowledge.” ~Tina Price, founder of CTN
Video Credits: She TV Media
"We've been loving the energy we've carried home after the event. It was truly a wonderful experience hosting a booth there." ~Jason Keyser, VFX Academy
"Absolutely loved CTN!! Can't wait to be back again next year! ❤️" ~Benoit Therriault, Director of Canary
"Thank you for organizing such an amazing show." ~Jason Porath Bluescape
"I just wanted to thank and congratulate each of you for putting together an extraordinary and extraordinarily smooth-running event.
This was my first CTN, and I can assure you: it will not be my last.
Thanks to each of, you’ve helped so many people advance closer to fulfilling their dreams. And that’s a very big deal." ~Robert
"I just wanted to thank you for everything, it was one of the best experiences of my life." 🥰. ~Steve Scampini, Saffron Animation Studio
"I don’t think I’d be in the position where I am now without the networking I had done at CTN." ~Joshua Upshaw
"The new format of the expo makes it so much easier to talk with everyone. Interaction with the students and artists was much more personable!" ~Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman
Three ticket options:
November 16 - 19, 2023
10:00am - 7:00pm (times are subject to change)
Full Event Schedule Coming Soon!
Student Discounts: This event is part of the Student Scholarship Award and Discount Program made possible by the CTN Foundation. 100% of the net profits go to non-profit charities for artist enrichment. You can find more information here to get your student discount Click Here
Make it a Stay-Cation in Burbank
Welcome to Burbank, CA! From live TV tapings, to studio tours, and eclectic neighborhoods, there’s a lot waiting for you here. So to prepare your trip, we’ve put together some insider tips on what to do and how to arrive in style. Start planning your trip now and book your flight today! Click Here
Reserve your hotel room for CTNX2023 before they sell out: GO TO WEBSITE
What to know before you go. These events are for ‘members only' and you will be asked to please register for Club CTN. Membership is free and will come with some cool benefits. Save time and join now. https://www.joinit.org/o/clubctn
Refund Policy: Due to contractual obligations with vendors, location, and staffing, CTN will not be able to issue refunds if the event takes place and you are unable to attend. Though we cannot refund tickets you are free to give or sell your ticket to another person.
Risk: For any in person events there are some new general health and safety protocols for your protection. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. CTN follows all applicable public health orders and guidance, but by visiting, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and by attending you agree to waive any liability once checked in. We appreciate your cooperation. View Waiver Here
Updated MARCH 12, 2023
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Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
847 Hollywood Way Suite 100
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 859 0269 Phone Hours M-F 11am - 4pm Pacific
Creative Talent Network Business Office
3500 W. Olive Ave #300 Burbank, CA 91505
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