TIFF Nexus is a new ongoing initiative designed to equip a new generation of Ontario storytellers with the network, skills and partners that they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving and growing digital media landscape. The series supports Canada’s film, game, digital and new media communities as well as fosters integrations between academics, industry members and enthusiasts.
Tickets are on sale now to the first-ever TIFF NEXUS conference presented as an Innovation Day in partnership with Digifest 2011!
TIFF Nexus Locative Media Innovation Day
Friday, October 28 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox
Explore emerging themes and practices in locative and mobile media with design guru Bill Buxton, mobile designer and strategist Michele Perras, Shawn Micallef, senior editor of Spacing Magazine and more. This conference will also showcase the results of the TIFF Nexus Peripherals Initiative creative jam. Full conference and ticketing details at tiff.net/nexus
TIFF Nexus conferences are open to the public and each is followed by a networking event. Tickets for the Locative Media Innovation Day are on sale now for TIFF members and TIFF Nexus partners ($60) and on September 28 for non-members ($99). Student discounts are available. Full conference details and pricing information can be found at tiff.net/nexus.
Funded by the OMDC, phase one of TIFF Nexus was designed by the TIFF Gaming and New Media Think Tank – a brainstorming and action group comprised of industry experts, practitioners and advocates, functioning to advise TIFF on gaming and new media programming – along with many new media and digital professionals. TIFF Nexus Programming Partners are Ryerson University, the Hand Eye Society, and Interactive Ontario. Additional Programming Partners are DDiMIT, Digifest 2011, Site3 coLaboratory, Ubisoft Toronto, and Women in Film & Television – Toronto. TIFF Nexus is sponsored by Autodesk.