ABOUT DIGIFEST

Since 2011, Digifest has been bringing together a dynamic audience of creative professionals from across the country. Attendees are leading voices from the creative industries including graphic designers, web and interactive designers, art directors, studio managers as well as faculty and students from advertising, technology, business, retail, education, and government. Organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College, Digifest is made possible with our advisory committee, our generous sponsors, and volunteers.

 

Each year, Digifest introduces a new and exciting theme that correlates with changes and development in the current technological environment. 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. 

 

We are excited for Digifest 2018 as it is an opportunity for attendees to discover the latest exclusive tech perspectives and digital content, to participate in open discussions, interact with emerging technology, and network with other professionals in the industry.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

Digifest was one of the best field trips that I have ever been on. I loved this insider look on technology that most people don’t get the opportunity to see. The talks were very interesting, and I especially liked the pleasure room, and the skypod. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

Kaitlin Darbey (Digifest)

Student, Northview Heights Secondary School

IT’S A START has done an amazing job assembling a diverse line-up of talent to compete at this year’s pitch competition. As the 2017 IT’S A START second place winner, I was extremely humbled to be invited to attend the Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference in Beijing. I learned many valuable lessons from experienced entrepreneurs overseas, and witness their astrological rate of growth. This became an enormous motivation factor for us to work significantly harder. I encourage all entrepreneurs to enter next year’s IT’S A START pitch competition. It is an opportunity not to be missed!

Luna Yu (IT'S A START)

Founder, Genecis Envirotech

You and your team are amazing! Your support and response to our faculty and students needs are prompt and great.  For the students, Chris and Zach,  they are ecstatic and inspired. They actually appreciate why we push their skills so hard. The satisfaction and joy unbelievable. They have collected a lot of contacts from institutions and industries. For us as faculty, it validates our beliefs, our philosophy to keep on inspiring students to aim high and work hard. Everything pays off.  On behalf of our students, our faculty and Durham College, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and see you next year.

Linda Cheng (Student Showcase)

Professor, Contemporary Web Design & Interactive Media Design, Durham College

2017 Press Coverage

EXCLAIM | March 29, 2017

Explore How Technology Can Shape Work and Play at Toronto’s Digifest

After experiencing a breakthrough in consumer markets around the globe last year, the world of virtual reality is closer to us than ever before. The most visible examples of the technology in the hands of everyday people can be seen in the gaming and entertainment industries, with giants such as Google, Samsung and Sony releasing programs and peripherals that allow users to venture from the real world into a host of virtual ones. Full article.

Toronto Guardian | May 2, 2017

Digifest Influencers Deliver Inspiration Over 3-Day Conference

The conference keeps you busy all day with back-to-back speakers, a career forum, Tilt Brush workshop, advertising tech 101 workshop, studio tours, a special Meet the Media Guru series, plus an Interactive Zone that features experts involved with virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Also on-site a “Game Lounge” where emerging and independent game studios showcased their latest games. An ideal opportunity to connect, meet and interact with creators. Full article.

EPI Centre | May 2, 2017

EPICentre at Toronto’s Digifest 2017

Many guest presenters were on hand from companies such as Lynda.com, Code D’Azur, Cossette, GoDaddy, Shopify, Critical Mass and the International Game Developers Association. There was also an Interactive Zone, where the leading ideas and technologies intersect to explore the future narrative of the way we work, learn and play. Full article.

Venue

Corus Quay

 

Digifest will take place in the Main Atrium of Corus Quay, the Toronto headquarters of Corus Entertainment, located along the city’s waterfront. The award-winning, state-of-the-art media, production and distribution facility has been hailed as a model for broadcast and content operations around the world.

www.corusent.com

Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 0B5

 

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