About EduSpark Summit

Courses in animation, VFX, gaming, design and other creative industries are no longer reclusive. With greater awareness about the various branches of this industry, more and more students are opting for these fields. These, in turn, present children with multiple career options.

With the new education policy put in place to promote the growth of the creative industry, India's AVGC Task Force pushing the government to set-up college level courses which are recognised by UGC and with the announcement of the during the budget 2023 of the plans to set-up three centres of excellence for Artificial Intelligence in top educational institutions, the education sector is at the cusp of seeing a drastic change. How are educational institutes and schools across boards and regions planning to change their teaching modules? With AI, Web3 and other innovations coming in, how will it influence the students and teaching techniques? What are the various new career avenues for students? We are looking to enhance the industry's participation to ensure employment opportunities and absorption for students. We are at the crossroads. Are we ready?

AnimationXpress' EduSpark Summit will deal with these, and some more burning points in this second edition, with the theme 'Education: Entering a Golden Age.' Convened to bridge the gap between the education sector and the creative industry, the summit aims to bring the stalwarts of both these industries under one roof, and generate ideas for the paths ahead.

Key Themes

Future of Entertainment
Exploring the latest trends and technologies shaping the animation, VFX, and gaming industries.
Creativity Unleashed
Celebrating the art of animation and VFX and exploring how to foster creativity in students.
The Gaming Revolution
Focusing on the rapidly growing gaming industry and the opportunities it presents for aspiring game designers and developers.
Innovation and Collaboration
Encouraging students to work together to generate innovative ideas.
Careers in Animation and VFX
Providing insights into the various career paths available in the animation and VFX industry, including roles in production, design, and post-production.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
Highlighting the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the animation, VFX, esports and other creative industries and how students can leverage their skills to launch their own businesses.

Why To Attend

The Summit aims to bring the industry under one roof. Hence it goes without saying the opportunities of networking you would get, up close and personal with the industry itself.

A promising line-up of speakers and delegates interspersed with an interesting mix of sessions and masterclasses brings in the prospect of excellent knowledge sharing that you would not want to miss out on.

Catch some of the creative industry stakeholders from the country share insights into the process of creating some of the best works the country has witnessed! Ask questions and connect with them.

Witness the new age kids gear up to produce some of their finest work during the competitions held on on-ground.

Witness the EduSpark Awards where the changemakers who have contributed towards moulding the education system in the fields of Animation, VFX, Gaming, eSports, Web3 and E-learning will be recognised and honoured.


Bhaskar Nagendra M
Director - Academics
Asian Institute of Design
Chaitanya Chinchlikar
VP & Business Head, CTO & Head of Emerging Media
Whistling Woods International
Nina Sabnani
Immersive Learning Chair
Srishti Manipal Institute of Art Design and Technology
Prof Ujjwal Anu Chowdhury
Strategic Adviser & Professor - Daffodil International University, Dhaka
Executive Director - International Online University Dubai
Vice President - Global Media Education Council
Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood
Dean & Professor
Sharda School of Film, Media & entertainment, Sharda University
P Jayakumar
Toonz Media Group
Punitha Arumugam
Arumugam & Consultants (A&C)
Sanjay Khimesara
President- Asifa India
Founder- Horizon Institute of Design
Business Partner- Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan
Ashish Kulkarni
Founder- Punnaryug Artvision
Chairman of AVGC Forum- FICCI
Anil NM Wanvari
Founder, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief


Prof. Shakti Banerjee
Professor & HOD
Immersive Media Design (IMD), MIT Institute of Design
Vrinda Sood
Citrus Ink Studios
Utpal Chakraborty
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer- Inteltie Technologies
Ambassador- Gartner
Vimal Parmar
Independent Marketing Consultant
India Editor - Photo Imaging News
Viveck Vaswani
Distinguished Adjunct Professor & Member - Advisory Board
School of Modern Media, UPES
Senior Advisor - Edge Metaversity
Ajay Kumar Srinivasan
Senior Faculty - Gaming and eSports
Hero Vired
Dr. Anuj Kacker
Executive Director & President
Aptech Ltd.
Gitanjali Sehgal
Entrepreneur, Investor & Adviser to MediaTech, Real estate and Media ventures
Evangelizing AI/ deeptech to Boards & transforming businesses
Ex-CEO Pixion
Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe
Vivek Ram
Senapati - Vaanarsena Studios and School
Creative Director - Assemblage
Arijit Saha
Head Of The Education
Starblast Animation LLP
Radha Rege
SILICA Institute, Division of EDIT Systems Pvt. LTD.
Dr. Milind Damle
Executive Head, Center for Open Learning
FTII, Pune
Bala Krishna Annaluri
Professor and Principal
Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology
RajaSekhar Buggaveeti
Founder & CEO
Creative Multimedia
CEO- Delhi Board of School Education
Regional Director- Directorate of Education Govt of NCT of Delhi
Suman Pradhan
D.A.V. Public School, Airoli
Prof Ujjwal Anu Chowdhury
Strategic Adviser & Professor - Daffodil International University, Dhaka
Executive Director - International Online University Dubai
Vice President - Global Media Education Council
Chaitanya Chinchlikar
VP & Business Head, CTO & Head of Emerging Media
Whistling Woods International
Chandramouli B
Business Unit Head - Vocational Education
Mihir Lele
Visual Artist
Founder- 650 ML Studios
Bejoy Arputharaj
Founder, CEO & VFX Supervisor
Aby John
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
88 Pictures
Vaibhav More
Preeti Vyas
President & CEO
Amar Chitra Katha
Abhishek Malhotra
Prime Focus Academy of Media & Entertainment Studies(PFAMES)
Rajeev Garg
Datta Meghe World Academy
Manoj Pillai
Mar Thoma Vidya Peeth
Lakshmi Madhuri Chatti
Army Public School, Mumbai
Dr. Rishi Aacharya
P. A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Arts
Riddhesh Adarkar
Associate Program Director - Animation & VFX
Atlas SkillTech University
Harsh Chauhan
Head - Product
Jai Shah
Orangutan Gaming
Piyush "Spero" Bathla
Caster / Host
Wasif Ahmed
PR Manager
Rohit Jagasia
Founder and CEO
Revenant Esports
Emperor Plays
Gamer / Content Creator
Shivam Rao
Co-founder & COO
Trinity Gaming India