About - Overview

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society was founded by our industry's creative stakeholders, including The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony, Paramount, IMAX, Dolby, Panasonic, MasterImage and others to advance the creative arts and sciences of stereoscopic 3D and 4K. With chapters in the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, the E.U. and the U.K., the organization has more than 1,800 professional members in over 20 countries active in improving the arts and technologies of 3D & Advanced Imaging, including High Dynamic Range, 4K/Ultra High Def and more. The organization hosts professional education seminars and awards throughout the world.

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Jim ChabinJim Chabin
President

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mark Zoradi, Jim Gionopolous, Greg Foster, Sandi Climan, Dan Glickman, John Landau, Bill Clinton, Jeff Zucker, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert, Larry King, Mike Wallace, Anne Sweeney, Chris Matthews, Ken Burns, Martha Stewart, Jim Lehrer, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump and many others have all accepted honored roles as key speakers at Chabin events.

Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of Promax/BDA (The Worldwide Organization of Television Marketing Professionals), Head of Promotions for E! Entertainment Television, Head of West Coast Marketing for the CBS Television Stations, as a sales executive for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and as President / General Manager of radio stations KISS AM-FM in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He has served as Vice President of the California Broadcasters Association, as a member of The Prism Awards Board of Directors, as an advisor to the Environmental Media Association, and has lectured at the UCLA and USC Schools of Broadcasting and Film. Chabin has also served as a Corporate Advisor to TIVO during its public offering and to .TV during its development and introduction as an internet domain. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

In his capacities, over the last seven years, Chabin has logged over one million air miles to host, market, or executive produce more than 100 events in Hollywood, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens, Mumbai, London, Moscow and Berlin. In 2005, Chabin led efforts which resulted in being approved by the Chinese government to hold the first Marketing Conference ever for Chinese Television Professionals in (Chengdu), China.

Jim ChabinNick Urbom
Vice President, Operations & Awards

Nick Urbom is an internationally experienced event and operations executive.

In his capacities of producing both domestic and international events, Nick has extensive expertise in quickly assessing a project's needs and coordinating all deadlines, regardless of limitations. He has executive produced cutting-edge technology events in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Cannes, Brussels, Hollywood, New York, and Chicago. Additionally, he has developed an ongoing educational series for 3D professionals.

Nick has overseen communications and strategy with a global network of producers and companies from over 20 countries and has sourced sponsors, event partners and personnel for multiple events. He has developed strategic partnerships with key industry associations, entertainment and consumer electronics stakeholders, including: The Walt Disney Studios, Sony Corporation of America, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, Dolby Laboratories, Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, Producers Guild, Visual Effects Society, BAFTA/LA, Cinematographers Guild and others.

Operationally, Nick has overseen manufacturing, from design to delivery and sourcing of top-tier team members to bring outstanding designs to life on deadline. He has also developed online products, merchandise and distribution channels.

Nick serves as the Head of Finance for the Board of the Noble Beast Foundation, a non-profit company based in San Francisco, California.

Jim ChabinPatrick Dunn
Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Dunn is a CPA and President of Dunn & Pariser, a firm providing personalized business management, accounting, financial consulting, and taxation services to companies and individuals to meet their financial and business needs. The emphasis of Dunn & Pariser has been with entertainment and professional athletes.