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Digifest 2019 - Toronto
Apr
25
to Apr 27

Digifest 2019 - Toronto


Digifest 2019 is an annual three-day design and technology festival, as well as a startup showcase. This year, Digifest explores the theme Creative Growth to highlight how creativity impacts our everyday lives.  The event will look into the future and see advancements in the field of mobility, education, blockchain, cannabis and culture.

You can pick up your tickets right here.


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Red Bull: AdrenaLAN
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Red Bull: AdrenaLAN

  • The International Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On July 27-29 Red Bull along with Bell Canada will be presenting one of Canada’s largest game development hackathon at AdrenaLAN in Toronto. There will be thousands of dollars of prizes to be won for the best hacks in areas like mobile games and VR/AR, along with workshops to introduce attendees to the world of game development and design.

AdrenaLAN will also include an exclusive panel on the future of hackathons and will include directors from Canada’s leading hackathons as well as companies like Google and HackerNest.  Hackathon details and more information will be released at: www.redbull.com/adrenalan

Application form link: bit.ly/2JuSvAA

Beginners and first time hackers are welcome too!

Final application deadline: July 4th at 11:59pm EST

Any questions can be emailed to contact@omcn.tech. 

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The Indie Mixer
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Indie Mixer

The Indie Mixer is a new gaming event similar to speed dating, but for networking with game developers. You can check out all details on Facebook, or their Eventbrite.

The Indie Mixer is a brand new networking event for Indie Game Devs in Toronto!

The main event of the night will be set up similar to speed dating, with a mix of 1 on 1 and 4 on 4 sessions with peers, presenting a great space to talk with others in the community and create the possibility of collaborating with others in the future.

There will be a time to mix and mingle before and after, so bring your business cards and your game ideas and head on over!

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Bit Bazaar 2018
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Bit Bazaar 2018

  • Toronto Media Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The latest Bit Bazaar, a popular gaming/artist showcase put on by our friends at Gamma Space will be later this month, specifically:

  • Friday July 13 : 3:00 - 9:00
  • Saturday July 14: 12:00 - 6:00

The event will be hosted at the new Toronto Media Arts Center and you can check out the full details (and a list of playable games) here. It includes some unreleased games such as Light Fingers, and A Fold Apart so I'll see you there!

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VRTO - Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo 2018
Jun
15
to Jun 18

VRTO - Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo 2018

  • Rogers Communications Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll try to update this as we get closer to the event (November 11th on the day of writing), but VRTO will be happening next summer, and you can check out all the details on the official site.

Use the code 'TOGameDevs15' on checkout when getting your tickets for 15% off.

VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies.

Recognized internationally for its high caliber, high-quality discussions, in-depth training, world-class presentations and top level speakers, VRTO brings together compelling discourse and bleeding-edge prototypes, demonstrations and innovative companies in carefully crafted schedules and environments.

VRTO is always an opportunity to build powerful and long-lasting business and personal relationships, with a very open-minded and inclusive community, unafraid to ask the big questions. Furthermore, the show provides many different tools to ensure attendees find their best matches towards meeting their goals at the show.

In 2016, VRTO hosted a town hall and summit to ratify a Code of Ethics for Human Augmentation led by inventor and Meta Chief Scientist Steve Mann. Read more about the Scientific paper and code that was written at Kurzweil AI

The VRTO conference is not a Toronto VR conference – it is an international conference that takes place in and leverages the tremendous R&D community of Toronto.
— https://conference.virtualreality.to/
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Tech Event: Toronto Digifest 2018
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Tech Event: Toronto Digifest 2018

Toronto Digifest 2018 will be next year in April, and you can check out the full details here.  If you're unfamiliar with Digifest, it is and event focused around startup tech companies. Bringing leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students and creatives to share digital content in interactive, gaming and design industries.

"This year’s theme, Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities is about improving our quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology. 

As the world’s population soars to almost 10 billion people by 2050, up from today’s 7.5 billion, challenges around urban spaces, food priorities, health, education, mobility and work will make us look at how innovative thinking today will shape our world tomorrow.

We’ll be featuring emerging technology and highlight stories from around the globe using tech to tackle challenges in cities."

There is also a pitch competition going on, where start ups can get $50000 in funding, as well as a separate Student showcase.

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Microsoft Yorkdale: Women's Gaming Social
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Microsoft Yorkdale: Women's Gaming Social

Microsoft Yorkdale will be having a Women's Gaming Social later this month. The event will have speakers, games, snacks and drinks. You can check out the details and register right here.

Participate in Microsoft at Yorkdale's first ever, Women's Gaming Social! Our goal is to empower women who play video games, discuss the importance of community involvement and how popular streamers, competitive players and social media experts have taken their gaming to the next level. Join us for a night of discussion, icebreakers and team building activities that will make this night a memorable one! 

We will be raffling off prizes and serving free refreshments during the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Savie at savper@microsoft.com

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The Vale CNIB Playtest
Feb
17
1:30 PM13:30

The Vale CNIB Playtest

  • 1525 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friend of the site Jim Squires let me know about The Vale CNIB Playtest which is taking place this month. You can check out all the details below, but also on the FaceBook page for the event.

Hey there, we’re Falling Squirrel, an independent video game studio in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Come on down to the CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge St, Toronto) on Saturday, February 17th to try a demo of The Vale - our all-audio medieval fantasy game that is currently in development.

From 1:30-6:00pm Falling Squirrel Inc will be giving folks a chance to play a demo of our audio game and step into the armor of a blind knight. Your testing and feedback will help us make the best game possible for the community. Anyone is welcome- tell your family, friends, and even strangers! Please feel free to show up at any time and stay for as long or as little as you prefer. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, concerns, or to confirm your attendance, comment here or email jamie@fallingsquirrel.com
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Sheridan College - Global Game Jam
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Sheridan College - Global Game Jam

Sheridan College is having their own Global Game Jam, which you sign up for right here (there is 100 spots total), and check below for some details. You can follow signs to the Learning Common’s of the Trafalgar campus.

"The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. This year, Sheridan College will be hosting a jam site of their own and strongly encourages game developers on the western side of GTA to join the event! 

Meals will be provided Saturday and Sunday for registered participants. There will also be a random draw at the end with sponsored prizes from Unity and Ubisoft. Bring your own equipment and we look forward to seeing you there."

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Interactive Ontario - Create, Collaborate, and Listen
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Interactive Ontario - Create, Collaborate, and Listen

Interactive Ontario is hosting an event featuring Youtubers, and how Youtube can be used a potential marketing tool to help grow your business.

YouTube creators often spend hours of their own personal time dedicated to playing, analyzing, and discussing the latest interactive products and games. How much of their content choices are audience driven vs. what the creators themselves choose to play?

Are there opportunities out there for game studios to collaborate with YouTube creators to help expand each other’s community? What are the reasons that those in the interactive space should consider YT as a potential marketing tool to help grow their business? 

You can check out full details on the free event right here.

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