Join us for a Saturday filled with family fun for all ages!

 

Every year Digifest opens its doors to the public to educate, amaze, and spark a conversation about the future. Experience the curated expo floor of the Interactive Zone, sit in on talks from leading educators and young creators like Arushi & Artash Nath, get hands on with STEM workshops and take a guided tour through a Partner Studio.


Calling all students! Join us for talks on career advancement, skill building workshops, and networking opportunities with potential employers.

Discover for all ages!

PLAN YOUR DAY

Workshops

Get hands on with workshops for all ages. Learn a new skill, improve your workflow, and prep for the future. Participants looking to attend must pre-register for a free/paid ticket to attend the workshop.

Discovering Hoop Dance

The First Nations’ hoop dance is older than the grass. But younger than the mountains. Learn this traditional energetic, acrobatic dance to hone your agility and coordination.
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Exploring the Wonder of Motors

Learn how to bring motors into your classroom for FREE using electronics that are easily salvaged.

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Talks

Get inspired! Sit and listen to a curated selection of speakers talk about everything from creating a "maker" family to best practices for game design, choosing a career path and more!

Arushi & Artash Nath

We love music, making cool space projects and participating in hackathons (27 so far)! Five years ago, we participated in our first hackathon – the

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Carl Spidla

Carl is a video game designer completing his post-graduate degree at George Brown College. Coming from a background in music, he makes experimental games and

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Jeffrey Pidsadny

Jeffrey Pidsadny is the Program Coordinator for Sheridan’s Game Level Design program and professor in Sheridan’s Honors BA of Game Design program. A graduate Architect

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Michael Conway

Mike Conway started out in service management before a career in residential construction. He completed a BA Hons Moving Image Design degree before taking on

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Saikat Asaduzzaman

Certified cybersecurity professional working as a security advisor at a bank. Teaches part-time at George Brown College and also looks after the National Alert System

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Demos

Take a futuristic folding bike for a ride around the block with Revelo; experience and understand the realities of living with autism in the Autism Reality Experience.

Autism Reality Experience

The Autism Reality Experience is an innovative and inspirational training session designed to give participants a virtual experience of living with autism. This is a very practical, hands on experience that gives participants a greater insight into autism and helps us see the world from an autistic person’s perspective. 

 

15 Minute Sessions will be running the whole day.

Participate in pairs!

Revelo

Revelo’s premium folding bike are the most portable and convenient designs for city living. Revelo’s patented innovations result in bikes that fold and roll faster, store thinner and ride better. Revelo knows that well-designed portable vehicles empower people to Go Everywhere.

 

Experience the fun and freedom. 

 

Ride Revelo!

Interactive Zone

Digifest's curated expo floor of immersive experiences, futuristic products and thought provoking installations will be open for public viewing on Family Day!

Tours

Explore the workplaces of the future, right here in Toronto! Enjoy guided tours through innovative community spaces and experience exhibitions from all around the world.

Artscape Launchpad

Launchpad is a state-of-the-art facility that houses a unique mix of multi-disciplinary creative production studios, equipment and tools as well as spacious, open work and collaboration spaces along Toronto’s waterfront. 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm


Address: 130 Queen’s Quay East, 4th floor

Goethe Institute

Touching From A Distance presents recent digital art works immersed into the book shelves and media hardware at the Goethe Media Space. All works deal with transmediation, the process of translating information between different co-existing media–analog or digital, written or visual. Artists featured include:

Jonas Blume (DE), Manja Ebert (DE), Ornella Fieres (DE), Aron Lesnik (DE), Lorna Mills (CAN), Sarah Oh-Mock (DE), Julia Charlotte Richter (DE), Anna Ridler (UK), The Swan Collective (DE), Tina Wilke (DE).

Curated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space)

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Address: 100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd Floor

In conjunction with our open-to-the-public Family Day on April 27, 2019, Digifest is hosting it’s very first Game Arcade! Showcasing local professional & student game developer’s latest projects, prototypes and published games in an intimate setting. Come meet the developers creating the entertainment of the future.