IDM Expo Open to the Public for Free for the First Time

 

We have exciting news! For the first time ever iVentures is making our two day Interactive Digital Media Expo portion of the conference open to the public – for free!

Come out on either November 6th or 7th for your chance to discover cutting-edge interactive products from Canadian and International companies, including video games, virtual and augmented reality, eLearning applications, and more. You can also learn 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.

This is perfect for students, hobbyists, and those whose schedules make attending the full conference difficult, as this is a great opportunity for you to see what technologies and content are at the forefront of this exciting industry in a hands-on and interactive way!

The Expo will take place in the Exhibition Hall at the Design Exchange. Get your free ticket here.

Please register to ensure your spot. You can show up on the day but space isn’t guaranteed.

Announcing our Emerging Studio Rate!

 

 

Are you a small scale studio who wants to stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and trends in the interactive digital media sector? Want to make valuable connections and participate in curated networking opportunities that could lead to investment and exciting collaborations?  Then our Emerging Studio rate is for you! This year we have 50 tickets available for studios who either have less than five employees or who have been around for less than five years at a heavily discounted price  – just $250 + HST.

It is important to Interactive Ontario, the producers of iVentures, to make sure that iVentures is accessible to organizations of all sizes and that valuable connections and collaborations are made available to all.

We are also happy to share that you don’t have to fill out an application this year as we will be checking to make sure that your company meets the criteria for this exclusive rate on our own end, which makes getting this great rate easier than ever. There are only 50 tickets available, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register today to get this great rate!

 

Calling All Volunteers!

Every year volunteers help us to make iVentures a world-class conference by welcoming and assisting delegates and industry leaders in the interactive digital media industry from Canada and abroad. Our volunteers not only help to enrich the conference by making sure things go off without a hitch, but they also work to make a positive impact by creating a sense of community.

 

In return our volunteers not only receive free registration to the conference, but additional benefits include opportunities to participate in curated networking events and joining in on the talks and paneled discussions where industry leaders from around the world join us to speak on issues and opportunities that are at the forefront of interactive digital media industry.

This year we are looking for volunteers to help out with the event between November 5th – 7th at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. If you are a friendly, welcoming and reliable person who takes pride in helping to connect people from different communities and who shares a passion for all things digital and interactive media, then apply to be one of our conference ambassadors using the link below:

Click here to apply to volunteer.

The deadline for application is October 16th, 2018. Those selected will start to hear back from us by mid-October. We will contact everyone who applies, but spots are limited. If you have any questions, please contact Charity Chan, Logistics Consultant for the iVentures conference at iventures[at]interactiveontario.com or 437-344-4118.

In the meantime, stay up to date with all the news and announcements by following our Twitter account at @iVenturesON, and on Facebook!

Thank you for your interest in iVentures!

Announcing iVentures and Immersed Conferences at One Low Price!

 

iVentures is rapidly approaching and we’ve got another exciting partnership to announce! We’re pleased to share that we’ve worked out a special joint rate for conference goers who want to get all the latest news in interactive and digital media technologies in one action packed week from November 6 – 9th in Toronto!

We have partnered with The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) to offer a discounted rate for Immersed 2018, TIFCA’s flagship future computing event.  Future computing is the practice of building what’s next with computers and computer media through the dedicated pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications.  International in nature, the core themes of Immersed include entertainment, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and business.  The Immersed mission is to enable those that build what’s next, and attendees primarily include technology and content creators, professionals working in the field, businesses, academia, media, and members of the investment community.

The speakers lists of both conferences grow every day, and sample Immersed market-leading speakers include Frank Soqui; General Manager & Vice-President of the Games Division at Intel, Daryl Sartain; Director and Worldwide Head of VR, AI/ML, Displays, TV & Music Ecosystems for Advanced Micro Devices, and Dereck Orr; Division Chief, Public Safety Communications Research Division Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 

 

Among our own growing list of speakers, we have a fireside chat with Wim Stocks, CEO of WorldGaming and Collegiate Starleague who will discuss the eSports business, strategy, initiatives, and the future of this billion dollar industry, and Dr. Jennifer Hazel who will share the opportunities for gaming to incorporate mental health strategies to improve players’ mental and emotional well being. The list of speakers grows daily, so you should keep an eye out for updates!

 

Both iVentures and Immersed conferences include meals, receptions, exclusive access to market-leading technologies, world-class speakers, and facilitated networking opportunities, so get your joint ticket today while quantities last.

The joint Immersed / iVentures ticket is $850 plus applicable taxes or a special $750 rate plus taxes for qualified IO and TIFCA members.  The member rate is available using the discount code previously sent to members. This program cannot be combined with other discounts / offers.  The ticket can be purchased from both the iVentures and Immersed websites.

Announcing the Indigenous Screen Office and iVentures Partnership!

In a special partnership with the Indigenous Screen Office, iVentures is offering complimentary passes to this world class conference to five Indigenous producers/creators. The five selected creators will also receive a slot to demo their work at our Interactive Digital Media Expo. Learn about the future of interactive media technologies and showcase your work during our IDM Expo to industry delegates, as well as the public, giving you valuable opportunities to showcase your work to potential partners and audiences!

This program is open to Indigenous producers/creators who are creating interactive digital media works or are interested in moving from other creative industries into interactive digital media.

Fill out the application here.

Please note, by submitting this application form, you confirm that you meet all eligibility criteria.