May 29 — 31, 2020 | Sofia, Bulgaria


Early bird tickets are available until March 15


Total Chaos runs over 3 days. The first day is dedicated to Masterclass presentations and is followed by 2 days of inspiring talks during the Main Conference.

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May 29

Masterclasses are divided into 3 topics - further details are provided in the overview section below. You can either choose one of the Masterclass tracks or select a Superpass which will allow you to hop between the 3 tracks.

Masterclass tickets also include access to the Main Conference which takes place on the following 2 days.


Part of Main Conference: May 30 – 31

See world-class presentations by leading artists and designers from the worlds of art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games, and visual effects.

Studios represented include Pixomondo, RealtimeUK, Digital Domain and SHoP Architects.


Part of Main Conference: May 30 – 31

Learn from world-leading visionaries across art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games and VFX to gain insights into the craft behind their first-class work.

Speakers include Michela Tonelli, Pedro Conti and Lucia Frascerra.


Part of Main Conference: May 30 – 31

Delve into the nuts and bolts of the technology behind the powerful CG software that drives art, architecture, advertising, automotive design, interior design, games, and visual effects.

Speakers include talents from Google, Unity, Microsoft and the original developer of C++ Bjarne Stroustrup.



Main Conference — Access to both days of the Main Conference (Art, Craft and Code tracks) from May 30 – 31.

Main Conference + Masterclass — Admission to one of 3 hands-on Masterclass tracks taking place on May 29, as well as full access to the Main Conference on May 30 – 31.

Each Masterclass track consists of three 2-hour-long courses taught by world-class instructors. Be sure to select the Masterclass ticket that corresponds to the class you wish to take or choose a Masterclass Superpass* which allows you to hop between all 3 tracks.

  • Masterclass 1: Cinematic Worlds

Attention all world builders! This series of masterclasses are perfect for arch-viz artists, matte painters and environment artists looking to take their skills to the next level. Learn from the masters who’ve created cinematic worlds for top studios including ILM, DBOX and Ubisoft. With tips for lighting, rendering and efficient scene setup, you’ll learn how to create futuristic cities, natural landscapes and cinematic environments from concept to final illustration.

  • Masterclass 2: Creative Lighting

Don’t let bad lighting ruin your scene. If you’re interested in improving your lighting skills, this masterclass series is for you. Learn how to approach cinematic, portrait and studio lighting setups with tips and tricks from modern-day masters. Explore the tools and techniques in V-Ray and Corona that will help you render inspiring images of architecture, interiors, cars and people.

  • Masterclass 3: Advanced Photorealism

Ready to take your arch-viz renders to the ultimate level? Learn from the experts in photorealism. Covering tools and techniques in Corona and V-Ray, this masterclass series is perfect for interior designers and architectural visualization artists. From texturing and materials to lighting and camera setups, you’ll learn how to create the nuances, fine details and extra touches to make your render look exactly like a photograph.

*The 3 Masterclass tracks run simultaneously on May 29; the Superpass allows you to jump between tracks to attend a variety of talks throughout the day.

Main Conference: Code Track — Access to the Code Track of the Main Conference on May 30 – 31.

Main Conference: Student — Access to both days of the Main Conference (Art, Craft and Code tracks) on May 30 – 31. Student ticket holders are required to show student ID or valid proof of student status when collecting passes.

V-Ray Certified Professional Exam — Admission to the Certification Exam taking place on May 29 only.


How do I get my pass?

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your registration information. Please download your ticket to your mobile device or print it out. You’ll need to show either the printed or electronic ticket at the registration desk on-site to receive your pass in return.

Be sure to bring a valid form of ID with you to the registration desk, along with your student ID if you purchase the Main Conference: Student pass.

The reception desk will open at 8.30 AM on May 30 in the foyer of the John Atanasoff Hall at the Sofia Tech Park. If you select the Main Conference + Masterclass pass and/or the V-Ray Certified Professional Exam pass, you can collect your pass from 8:30 AM on May 29 from the registration desk in the foyer of the Incubator Hall.

We ask that passes be worn at all times within the event area, both during sessions and receptions.

Can I get an invoice for my ticket?

To receive an invoice for the purchase of your pass, ensure you fill in your billing details in the registration form, which appears before you purchase your ticket. Your invoice will then be issued within 2 business days after you make the purchase.

What’s the refund policy?

If you would like to request a refund for your ticket, please email us at tickets@chaosgroup.com.

Refunds must be requested no later than 14 days prior to the event. Once your refund request is received, we will notify you by email if your refund is accepted. If approved, your request will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

If you can't make it to the event, it’s possible for you to transfer your pass to someone else; we just need to know ahead of time. To transfer your pass, please email us at tickets@chaosgroup.com with the name and contact information of the person you are assigning your pass to and be sure to tell them to bring their ID with them to the registration desk.

Can I pay at the door?

Unfortunately, tickets can only be purchased online. Providing there are tickets remaining on the day of the event, you will be able to make a purchase through the website. Please stay tuned to the website and sign up to our newsletter to ensure you are informed on ticket availability.

Are there any discounts available?

There will be two discounts available for Total Chaos 2020 tickets, starting December 9 and running through to March 15. Super Early Bird tickets are available from December 9 through to January 9; Early Bird tickets are then available from January 10 through to March 15. If discounted tickets sell out before the planned end dates, please understand that the ticket pricing will automatically increase to the next price bracket.

Regular ticket pricing will begin March 16 until the event opening, or until tickets are sold out.

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