Announcing yn’24 – Ynput community summit


As the new year approaches, we’re excited to begin preparations for our next community event. The annual Ynput community summit, yn’24, is scheduled for March 21-22, 2024, in the beautiful city of Prague.

Following the tremendous success of our first AYON meetup earlier in 2023, we’re eager to announce the next event for all our community members, enthusiasts, and partners. We invite you to save these dates for an insightful gathering of minds and creators.

We are planning a dynamic two-day event. The first day will feature a Hackathon, providing an opportunity for those who are eager for hands-on involvement and problem-solving experiences related to the AYON pipeline.

The second day will welcome a broader audience, offering a unique opportunity to explore AYON’s roadmap, as well as discuss advancements in general pipeline technology. The conference-style event will serve as a platform for detailed discussions on pipelines, featuring insightful presentations and engaging conversations. It will be an ideal setting for networking among enthusiasts and experts who share a common goal to advance pipeline technology for animation and VFX. Attendees can also look forward to relaxing with food and drinks alongside fellow professionals.

Call for Speakers

For 2024 we’re opening our stage to those who have unique insights, exciting project experiences, or valuable implementations with AYON.

Whether you’ve utilised AYON in unconventional ways or pushed its capabilities to the limits in your projects, we want to hear from you. Your journey could help ignite ideas, solutions, and collaborations within our community. Speakers will have a keen audience eager to hear about your studio’s workflows, challenges, and lessons learned in animation and VFX pipelines. To express your interest in becoming a speaker, please fill out the form below.

Save the date and plan your trip

Though we’re still ironing out the exact details, we understand that attending an international event requires planning. Start considering your arrangements for travel and accommodation, for the two-day event. Rest assured, we don’t expect everyone to attend for both days as the Hackathon has a limited capacity. Early bird tickets are now available here

Sponsorship Opportunities: Get involved early

An event of this scope offers a valuable platform for studios and software vendors interested in gaining visibility within a community dedicated to animation and VFX workflows. We invite you to be an integral part of our journey by sponsoring the event. It’s more than a marketing opportunity; it’s a chance to show your support for the industry’s growth, to interact closely with end-users, and to align your brand with innovation and community spirit.

Sponsors will benefit from direct engagement with a highly specific audience, brand placement opportunities during the event, and the chance to contribute to discussions and solutions shaping the future of our industry. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please fill out the form below.

The upcoming Ynput community summit is a spotlight on the community, the technology, and the future we’re building. From those willing to share their insights on stage to the many who will join us from around the world, we’re excited to craft an unforgettable experience.

Whether you’re looking to speak, sponsor, or attend, we’re ready to bring the community together again in 2024.

Day 1: Hackathon workshops

Limited to 40 people. Get hands-on, working in groups to improve what’s inside AYON. Joined by the Ynput team, participants will have the opportunity to tackle AYON related problems with two sessions in the day. Fed and watered, this day is for those who want a closer involvement with the Ynput team. Just bring good vibes, and we’ll supply the pipeline with endless coffee!

  • 8:30 – Registration and sign-in
  • 9:10 – Opening remarks and moderated networking
    A chance to meet all of the participants and get to know each other with an ice-breaker.
  • 10:00 – First workshop session
    Split into 8 teams of 6 people each, consisting of 5 participants + 1 Ynput team member per group.
  • 13:00 – Buffet lunch is served (included in your pass)
  • 14:00 – Re-group with second work session
  • 17:00 – Wrap-up with presentations of what was achieved
  • 18:00 – End of day

Day 2: Conference

Join us for a day dedicated to production, pipeline, and technology in animation and VFX, featuring keynotes, presentations, and group discussions about creative workflows and the latest in AYON’s roadmap. Gain insights from industry experts on leveraging pipelines in studio projects, and engage in Birds of a Feather discussions in parallel tracks. Enjoy food and drinks throughout the day, culminating in a closing reception with an open bar.

  • 9:00 – Sign-in and welcome drink, Badge and swag pickup, Coffee and Tea
  • 10:00 – Welcome keynote
  • 10:45 – AYON vision and roadmap
  • 11:30 – New AYON Integrations
  • 12:30 – Buffet lunch served (included in your pass)
  • 14:00Colorbleed Studio
    Adopting openUSD with AYON and Houdini
  • 14:30 Moonrock Studio
    Pixels Beyond Proximity – Remote workflow with AYON
  • 15:00 – Creative Studio Presentation #3
  • 15:45 – Two parallel Birds of Feather group discussion
  • 16:50 – Panel Discussion: Governance of AYON
  • 18:00 – Buffet dinner and drinks reception (included in your pass)

Event details

Where: Paralelní Polis, Dělnická 475/43, 170 00 Prague, Czechia
When: 21 and 22 March, 2024
Hackathon and Summit: 149€ early bird until February 20, 2024, then 189€ after.
Summit-only: €69 early bird until February 20, 2024, then 89€ after,

Both tickets include food and drinks.

Submit interest to be a speaker or sponsor

Tell us using the form below if you’re interested in being a speaker or sponsor at yn’24.