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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
- 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!
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
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.