Welcome to Digifest 2018

Digifest is a tech festival and startup event, organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College. Digifest brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students and creative together to sharing compelling digital content in the 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.


Digifest will feature emerging technology and highlight stories from around the globe using tech to tackle challenges in cities.



For 50 years, Leonardo has highlighted the concepts and results of artists, scientists, technologists and researchers.  Join us at Digifest as we help celebrate Leonardo’s 50th Anniversary!

We’ll also be celebrating Toronto’s recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts for its leadership in film, music, digital media and forms of cultural expression using technology.

2018 Speakers

2018 Call for Submissions

Student Showcase

Participate in the Student Showcase of Digifest 2018! This is a great opportunity for post-secondary institutions to showcase the work of their talented students.

Food Tech Pop Up

At Digifest 2018, we will be featuring a new component called Food Tech Pop Up as a way to explore future foods that are tasty, local and sustainable.

Interactive Zone

If you have a project/product/service that uses creative thinking to tackle challenges and pressing issues in growing cities, we would love to highlight your work.

2018 Program

Meet the Media Guru Student Showcase Digital Pioneer Speakers IT'S A START Family Day Interactive Zone

Over three days, Digifest brings guest speakers to share their innovative work in the areas of digital media, art, design and technology. Attendees can explore installations in the Interactive Zone, see the Best of the Best works in the Student Showcase, connect with emerging entrepreneurs at the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, meet the Digital Pioneer Award and attend Family Day in the main atrium at Corus Quay, along Toronto’s waterfront.


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