Women’s History Month Presentation: Christy Spangler will present her SIGGRAPH 2018 Poster

Christy Spangler is an interdisciplinary 2D and 3D visual communicator who specializes in technical and engineering subject matter. Building on her foundation of fine arts and photography, her experience and career have expanded to encompass graphic design, motion graphics, 3D animation, and video production. Ms. Spangler has worked in the print industry, for non-profits, a medical college, and the federal government.

With her diverse background, she has been able to design, produce and deliver visual packages that range from animation and motion graphics to graphic design, website development, posters and handouts for public and private events and purposes.

Ms. Spangler enjoys creative projects that allow her to experiment and expand her knowledge in techniques and media. Employed at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2002, Ms. Spangler is responsible for designing engineering, promotional and multimedia graphics, and animation. In 2004, she was involved in establishing the NTSB Animation Lab and established the development of accident reconstruction animations. She currently serves as a Digital and Website Content Developer responsible for creating digital multi-media for the agency’s online communications.

DATE: March 19, 2019

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

Liberal Arts Building
Classroom LA 331
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show

You will see a bigger and better SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show this year!
The Traveling show will cover more of the works that are not usually seen away from the SIGGRAPH conference.

Electronic Theater Show features a selection of innovative, creative animated short films and visual effects reels produced by professionals and students from around the world that were originally shown as part of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a leading annual festival for the world’s most groundbreaking, accomplished, and amazing digital film creators. For 2018, the content in its original form premiered at SIGGRAPH 2018, 12–16 August, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The annual festival is a qualifying event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Oscar.

DATE: November 19th

TIME: 6:30 PM

COST: Free


FAU Downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus, 111 East Las Olas Blvd

Chapter Member Meet Up

Come out for a night of food and fun with your fellow chapter members this July as we meet up to get ready for the SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference in Vancouver.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: July 24, 2018

TIME: 7:30pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: Funky Buddha

1201 NE 38th, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Meet the Chapter Leaders

Come out for a night of food and fun and meet your local Ft. Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH chapter leaders and discover what is going on within your local chapter and ACM SIGGRAPH in 2018!
We look forward to seeing you there.

DATE: June 19, 2018

TIME: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: Funky Buddha

1201 NE 38th, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Electronic Theater

A short selection of animation from the 2017 Electronic Theater in the Main Auditorium.

There are 10 or 12 visitor spots across the grassy knoll from the
Liberal Arts Building.

If not we have to let everyone know that visitors need to purchase
temporary permits from


$5 a day.

DATE: June 14, 2018

TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU & Broward College, Davie Campus

3200 College Ave · Davie, FL
Main Auditorium of Liberal Arts

Robert Lence – Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist & Development Artist

Robert Lence has been a major contributor on some of the most successful films in the history of animated features. In his twenty-eight-year animation career, he has worked as a Screenwriter, Head of Story, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, and Story Consultant, helping create original characters, writing dialogue, and shaping the story on over a dozen major-release animated features.

Robert has worked at Walt Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks. His film work includes such all-time hits as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life” and “Shrek.” Robert served as Co-Head of Story on Pixar’s 1995 “Toy Story,” the first ever computer-animated feature film.

A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Robert attended the California Institute of the Arts’ highly regarded Character Animation program for two years. He has also served as a member of the Cal Arts faculty, as a story teacher and story consultant.

Robert is also a member of the Writers Guild of America. He recently illustrated his first children’s book, “Wrestling the ABC’s.”

A native of New York City, Robert has worked, taught and lectured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, New York, London, Mexico, Uruguay, China, Korea and Russia. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Click here to view Robert Lence’s IMDB Profile

DATE: April 17, 2018

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU & Broward College, Davie Campus

3200 College Ave · Davie, FL
Main Auditorium of Liberal Arts