Five sessions you won’t want to miss at iVentures 2017

It’s the final week leading up to iVentures—get excited! We’ve got two packed days of ideas in interactive digital media. There will be tonnes of opportunities for networking and learning.

If you haven’t yet planned your conference schedule, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with some conference highlights worth adding to your must-do list at iVentures.

1.) Keynote Speaker Catherine Winder:

Day 1 // 9:55am – 10:55am // Main Auditorium

We open our Day 1 schedule with a feature interview with one of Canada’s leaders in cross-platform interactive entertainment. Catherine Winder is a Partner/CEO at Skybound North, where she is building a slate of creator-driven IP for television, film, AR, VR, animation and digital content. Credits include Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Angry Birds Movie. If you work in games, digital entertainment, content or kids-adjacent industries, you will not want to miss this talk.

2.) Content & Technology Showcases

Technology Showcase: Day 1 // 3:55pm – 4:55pm // Main Auditorium

Content Showcase: Day 2 // 1:40pm-2:40pm // Main Auditorium

New to iVentures, you’ll have two opportunities to preview ideas from IDM industry leaders in both tech and content. During our tech showcase you’ll have the opportunity to find out what’s new in the world of content-enabling technology, as four speakers each showcase tech that will provide new possibilities for digital media creators. Our content showcase will feature four interactive digital media producers, each highlighting a fantastic piece of work from the world of interactive digital content.

3.) Interactive Digital Media Expo

Day 1 & 2 // Throughout the conference // Lower Concourse

Our Interactive Digital Media expo is your chance to discover cutting-edge interactive products from Canadian and International companies, including video games, virtual and augmented reality, eLearning and more. It’s also where to go if you’re interested in finding out more about funding, financial support and investment opportunities. Plus, we’ll have a very special table this year – a selection of our speakers will demo their work on rotation throughout the conference.

4.) Table Topics

Day 1 // 12:15pm – 1:15pm // Main Auditorium

Spend lunch making new connections at one of our Table Topics locations, where you’ll have the opportunity to select a theme or topic that’s relevant to you, and engage in a facilitated discussion led by an industry insider. Topics include Chat Bots, AI and messaging, OMDC’s IDM Fund, User Acquisition, Export Support and much more. Don’t miss your chance to build meaningful connections—and learn something, too!

5.) Networking Lunch and Keynote by Hao Lin of Alibaba Cloud

Day 2 // 12:30pm – 1:30pm // Main Auditorium

Our Day 2 lunch will feature a rare opportunity to hear a keynote talk by Hao Lin of Alibaba Cloud, who will discuss how the company’s expanding cloud-based platform is making breakthroughs in AI, AR and VR. Lin’s keynote will explore efforts and developments in alternate realities, gaming and more.