Upcoming event: Toronto Screenwriting Conference(Apr 10-11),

Warren Leonhardt was kind enough to pass this on:

This April 10 and 11
http://www.torontoscreenwritingconference.com/

Speakers include (there are many good ones, here are the animation-related ones):
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote and executive-produced the major motion picture Zombieland for Columbia Pictures. Reese has written screenplays for Pixar Animation Studios (Monsters, Inc.), Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation (Dinosaur), Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers (Clifford’s Really Big Movie), among others.
Tim Long has been a writer and producer with The Simpsons for the past eleven years, rising to the level of Executive Producer in 2004.

Chuck Tatham is currently enjoying his second season as a co-executive producer on the CBS sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother.” He was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the show and also received Emmy nominations when he was a co-executive producer on the Fox comedy, “Arrested Development.”

Ellen Besen A former faculty member of Sheridan College’s School of Animation (1987-2002) and infamous workaholic, Ellen Besen has been working in the field of animation for over 35 years. (35 years! Even she can hardly believe this.)   Ellen is an award winning animation filmmaker (independent and National Film Board of Canada); former faculty- Sheridan College School of Animation; creative program director- Kalamazoo Animation Festival International 2007-09; animation film theorist and author of Animation Unleashed.