10 reasons why you need to be at Total Chaos 2020


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As the CG industry enters a new decade, we invite you to join us in Sofia this May for a celebration of the tech and people that will power tomorrow’s visuals.


Now in its third year, Total Chaos is fast becoming an essential event for CG enthusiasts. From May 29 — 31, 2020, we’ll take over Bulgaria’s Sofia Tech Park for three days packed with insight, innovation and entertainment.

Total Chaos 2020 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Just in case you’re still on the fence about attending, we've compiled 10 very good reasons to join us in Sofia.

1. Say hello to our superstar presenters


We’re busy arranging for some of the biggest names in VFX, arch-viz, art and design to speak at Total Chaos. We’ve already announced the first wave of speakers, including stars from Pixomondo, Kilograph, RealtimeUK, Framestore and many more.

Keep an eye on our ever-expanding lineup >>

A snapshot of the Total Chaos 2020 speaker line up — there are many more to come!

2. See your C++ heroes at the Code Track


We have something extra-special planned for this year’s Total Chaos Code Track: A deep dive into the C++ programming language. We’ll welcome C++ creator and developer Bjarne Stroustrup, as well as prominent community figures Chandler Carruth, Herb Sutter and Michael Wong, to give unprecedented insight into the past, present and future of the language which powers V-Ray and Corona.

If you're a code connoisseur, we offer a vastly discounted ticket that gives you access to just the Code Track. Find out more about the Code Track ticket >>

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek gave an inspiring talk in the Code Track at Total Chaos 2019.

3. Learn from the best with Masterclasses


The first day of Total Chaos is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of some really cool projects from the people who made them. Three tracks cover disciplines including Cinematic Worlds, Creative Lighting and Advanced Photorealism, so you can discover the new techniques and workflows that will make your projects come to life.

Masterclass tickets give you access to your selected track plus the full conference, and new for 2020 is the Masterclass Superpass, which allows you to jump between tracks to your heart’s content.

Choose your Masterclass ticket >>

The Total Chaos app makes it super easy to navigate the masterclasses, talks and activities.

4. Network like a pro and meet new friends


Total Chaos is as much a networking event as it is a CG conference. With over 900 attendees, you’re bound to bump into someone with similar interests and they might even open doors for you — both literally and figuratively.

New friends await! You can meet and mingle with a world of talent at Total Chaos.

5. Explore Sofia


Bulgaria’s capital city has a fascinating history and a vibrant modern culture. When you aren’t discovering cutting-edge tech at Total Chaos, you can check out city tours, great shops, lively bars and top-notch restaurants. Nazdrave! (That’s Bulgarian for “cheers!”)

Prepare for your trip with our guide to Sofia >>

Don't forget to enjoy the beautiful city of Sofia during your stay. Photograph © Sketches of Sofia

6. It’s Totally Chaos


Ever wanted to meet the people behind your favorite software? At Total Chaos, you can! V-Ray and Corona’s developers will demonstrate new and planned features before they’re publicly announced, and you’ll have the chance to pick brains and get answers to burning questions.

It's a tradition for Chaos Group's CTO Vlado Koylazov to reveal all at Total Chaos.

8. Go beyond Chaos


OK, so it’s not totally Chaos — the conference is fast becoming a place for partners and sponsors to demonstrate products and projects. Last year, we were joined by gaming companies Ubisoft and Creative Assembly, as well as the people behind SketchUp, Forest Pack and Cinema4D, and many more.

The SketchUp crew were just one of many partners demonstrating the latest tech at Total Chaos 2019.

8. Become a certified pro


On the evening of May 29, after the Masterclasses, we’ll host V-Ray Certified Professional (VCP) exam sessions. These are a perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your V-Ray knowledge and boost your resume — and you'll get an impressive certificate at the end.

Find out more about VCP exams at Total Chaos >>

You can get your hands on an official certificate by taking our VCP Exam at Total Chaos 2020.

9. It's a student's paradise


Want your career to hit the ground running? At Total Chaos, students can discover working practices and techniques from the very best in the industry across many fields including VFX and architecture. There are also priceless opportunities to network with professionals and glean tips on how to thrive in the CG world.

Check out our special prices for student tickets >>

Don't forget your notebook! With so much to do and see, you'll want to remember it all.

10. Be in the know


As ever, the Total Chaos keynote will be packed with product announcements and special guest stars. And we have many exciting surprises planned for the conference — join us in Sofia to find out what they are and experience it all first-hand!

For a taste of what's in store, check out our Total Chaos 2019 recap >>