Day 2 of iVentures – Get your One Day Pass!

Day 1 of iVentures was a smashing success with several hundred attendees enjoying panels, workshops and hands-on experiences with leaders from around the world in the interactive digital media space.

Even though the conference is half over, we don’t want you to miss out on our second packed day of networking and hands-on learning, which is why we are offering a one day ticket at half the cost of regular attendance.

Don’t miss out on how to present with clarity, making money as an indie studio, meeting with our Colombian delegation and so much more!

Grab your one day ticket by using our special promo code: iventuresVIPDAYPASS18 to get your ticket for only $62 for members and emerging studios and $100 on our standard ticket.

iVentures is Taking Networking to the Next Level

Networking is key for any conference, and we take it very seriously at iVentures. Not only do we have a cocktail reception, multiple networking breaks, and facilitated networking opportunities such as our Table Talks scheduled during the conference, but now for the first time, we are offering Pitch and Match, which ensures the best and most robust networking opportunities possible!

Here’s how it works: after registering for the conference you’ll receive login information for Pitch and Match if you’ve opted in to sharing your contact info during the registration process. Once you’ve set up your account you can see the other conference attendees who have opted in, and then it’s just a matter of sending requests to meet! By signing up you don’t have to worry about missing out on people you want to connect with by leaving it to chance.

We are grateful to BDO who is our generous Pitch and Match sponsor!

 

We’ll also be hosting our popular table topics again, which will include:

We’d also like to thank Nordicity who is our generous table topics sponsor!

 

You can get all of this and more for only $125 (for Interactive Ontario members) or $200 for non-members during our flash sale! Get your ticket.

IDM Expo and Content & Technology Showcases Poised to Amaze

Our organizers have been hard at work lining up not only truly world class speakers and facilitators, but also amazing content and technology creators who will be on hand to showcase their work.

In particular, 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.

While the Content and Technology showcases are only available to delegates with passes to the conference, the IDM Expo portion of the event is, for the first time, open and available to the public – for FREE!

The Expo will take place in the Exhibition Hall at the Design Exchange. Get your free ticket here. Please register to ensure your spot as space isn’t guaranteed.

Check out our list of Expo and Showcase attendees:

IDM Expo

Ontario Creates
Canadian Media Fund
Ryerson University FCAD
Indigenous Screen Office
Dark Slope Studios
PROCOLOMBIA delegation
Iron Corbo
DigitalXi
U-Dimensions
Ubisoft Toronto
Humber College
DimensionGate
RBC
Glendon College, York University
Magnet
Olga Nabatova
CFC Media Lab

Content and Technology Showcases

Content Showcase:

Josh ManricksSecret Location – Transpose
Priam Givord and Lisa Ellis – Small Wonders
Simon Paquette – Reptoid GamesFossil Hunters

Technology Showcase:

Vikas GuptaAvara Media – Dune Engine
Joanna-Anna Propinska and Tom C. HallTribe of Pan
David Dexter and Andrew Macdonald – SIRT with CreamVR

You can get all of this and more for only $125 (for Interactive Ontario members) or $200 for non-members during our flash sale! Get your ticket and find out more here: https://iventures.digital/register/

FLASH SALE – Save 50% off of iVentures Tickets! 

Due to Popular Demand you can still Save 50% on iVentures registration!

On November 6th & 7th, the 11th anniversary edition of Interactive Ontario’s flagship fall conference comes to the Design Exchange. As a thank you for being a member, we’d like to offer you a 50% discount on conference registration – but register now!

  • To register for just $200 – a savings of 50% off the member rate of $400 – visit iventures.digital/register
  • Enter the promo code iventuresINSIDER18
  • If you also want to capitalize on the Immersed and iVentures combo ticket deal, you can get both conferences for just $495 by using promo code iventuresCOMBO18!

What can you expect as an iVentures attendee? A lot of great conversations and collaboration opportunities around the future of the interactive digital media business, including:

Content and Technology Showcases on the main stage will also highlight the best of the best in interactive media and innovative technology, and our curated Expo will allow delegates to try new products, speak with service providers and make new connections. In addition, opportunities for networking will be plentiful, including lunchtime Table Topics meant to spark discussion, Pitch & Match networking software to allow you to book meetings with fellow attendees, networking breaks and a reception at the end of Day 1.

Get your ticket today to join us for all of this for only $200 for the Standard Rate, $125 for the Interactive Ontario Member Rate, or $495 for the Combo Rate for both Immersed and iVentures!

From Failure to 50+ Million Downloads – Learn the Art of Pivoting from our Second Keynote Speaker at iVentures!

 

From Failure to 50+ Million Downloads – The Five Year Pivot
Dr. Ariella Lehrer, Hit Point Inc. & Legacy Games

Too often when we talk about entrepreneurship we hear only the stories of glory and success. But they say it is from our failures that we learn the most, and our ability to adapt in the face of these failures that we can capitalize on unforeseen opportunities and changing circumstances leading to even greater success. Dr. Lehrer of Hit Point Inc & Legacy Games joins us to share some of the invaluable lessons she’s learned during her years of pivoting, first from academia to business, and then at multiple points after launching not one, but three companies and who has created numerous award-winning children’s games and whose games with HitPoint Inc have been downloaded and played by more than 20 million people and had more than 50 million downloads as of 2017. Laugh, cry and applaud during this sometimes funny and other times poignant talk while learning from the school of hard knocks from a career that has spanned 30 years and multiple industries.

Get your ticket here to join us for this fantastic talk!

Announcing our Day 1 Keynote Speaker for iVentures 2018

Every year iVenturesInteractive Ontario’s flagship conference evolves and grows, offering attendees invaluable insights into the trends and opportunities found in the interactive digital media industry in Ontario and abroad. We are excited to share that among our world-class list of industry leaders, our Day 1 Keynote Speaker, Maxime Durand, will share an exclusive deep dive into his experience bringing Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed to classrooms and museums around the world.

 

Join us to explore:

 

How Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed Takes Education to the Next Level
Maxime Durand, Assassin’s Creed Brand Historian, Ubisoft

The benefits of video games are well documented for play and entertainment – but can the interactivity and immersion provided by games help in an educational setting? In February 2018, Ubisoft introduced The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt. This educational tool allows visitors to roam and explore the entire world of Egypt that was recreated in Assassin’s Creed Origins (released in October 2017). From Alexandria to Memphis, from the Nile Delta to the Sand Sea, from The Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, visitors are immersed like never before in Ancient Egypt. Renowned Historian Maxime Durand will share the experience of bringing Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed to classrooms and museums around the world, and the insights gained from educators and students along the way.

Get your ticket today to join us for this stellar talk (not to mention two action-packed days of panels, breakout sessions, workshops, table topics, master classes, and facilitated networking sessions) for only $250 for IO members & Emerging Studios and $400 at our Standard Rate!

Opening Keynote – How Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed Takes Education to the Next Level

 Day 1 // 9:30am – 10:30am // Main Auditorium

The benefits of video games are well documented for play and entertainment – but can the interactivity and immersion provided by games help in an educational setting? In February 2018, Ubisoft introduced The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt. This educational tool allows visitors to roam and explore the entire world of Egypt that was recreated in Assassin’s Creed Origins (released in October 2017). From Alexandria to Memphis, from the Nile Delta to the Sand Sea, from The Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, visitors are immersed like never before in Ancient Egypt. Renowned Historian Maxime Durand will share the experience of bringing Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed to classrooms and museums around the world, and the insights gained from educators and students along the way.

Breakout Session: Motion Capture and Game Engines Driving New Forms of Content

Day 1 // 10:50am -11:50am // Main Auditorium

Ben Unsworth, Dan Fill & CJ Hervey will share how their new studio Dark Slope Studios is combining the use of mocap and real time rendering game engines like Unreal to create everything from innovative linear animation to multiplayer warehouse scale free roam virtual reality projects.

Panelists:

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Breakout Session: Evolution of Interactive Digital Humans from 3Lateral

Day 1 // 10:50am – 11:50am // Main Auditorium

Throughout this talk, Vojislav Pavkov of 3Lateral will introduce the evolution of their interactive digital humans by showcasing their previous projects and technologies supporting them.  Finally, the talk will provide some closer insights how these technologies would be applied in the future to support a diverse range of immersive, interactive and novel applications across industries.

Lunch – Table Topics

Day 1 // 11:50am – 1:00pm // Main Auditorium

We’d also like to thank Nordicity who is our generous table topics sponsor!

Breakout Session: Game Studios and Mental Health Within Their Communities

Day 1 // 1:00pm – 2:00pm // Main Auditorium

What are your responsibilities as a game studio when it comes to the mental health of the members of a game’s community?  Do you know what your community manager should look for and how they should respond?  Dr. Jennifer Hazel of Checkpoint, a charity that connects mental health resources with video games and technology, will help you to navigate these issues.

 

Plenary – Blockchain and Gaming

Day 1 // 2:20pm – 3:20pm // Main Auditorium

What is blockchain?  How can it be used in the gaming and interactive media sector?  Is it just the latest fad?  These panelists will talk about how and why they have decided to build businesses based on blockchain technology.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Showcase – Colombia

Day 2 // 10:20am – 11:20am // Main Auditorium

A delegation of eight Colombian companies part of the Soft Landing program led by PROCOLOMBIA and Interactive Ontario, will present five minute pitches. This session will expose delegates to the variety of creative and tech products coming out of Colombia.

 

 

 

 

Workshop – Presenting with Confidence and Clarity

Day 2 // 10:20am – 12:30pm // Patty Watt Room

You have done the work, you have the vision, and now you need to share your story.  Making a memorable presentation while still being yourself is a skill that can be learned.  In this fast-paced workshop, lead by Marjorie Malpass, Founder of Nerve Strategic Inc, you will learn instantly usable skills to make your next pitch be one of confidence and clarity.