Ed Catmull Keynote Topics
What Makes Creative People Tick? Structuring and Operating Creative Organizations
In this keynote Ed will talk about addressing hidden barriers to creativity and uncoupling fear and failure. He will explain how to get the team right is crucial if you want to get the ideas right, and also how to prepare for unknown problems. Make the process better, but knowing the true goal is to make something great. It's improtant also to ensure that a company’s communication structure does not mirror its organizational structure.
Behind the Traditions and Rituals - story of Pixar and working with Steve Jobs
Long before Pixar was one of the world’s most successful movie studios, it was a small hardware company struggling to stay afloat. Ed Catmull, who co-founded the company in 1986, led Pixar toward its goal of making the first-ever computer animated movie, in turn growing it into the creative, innovative force it is today. Devoted fans of Pixar movies will enjoy this look behind the scenes of the heretofore mysterious world of Pixar, as well as learning about the underlying principles behind their approach. Catmull will also talk about working with Steve Jobs—how Jobs contributed to Pixar and how Pixar transformed Steve Jobs.