6 countries
21 years
27 cities
197 events
2,104 speaker flights
4,901 presentations
107,727 attendees
101,519 beers drank

Audience at FITC's Web Unleashed event


Who are we?

FITC stands for ‘Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.’ – four words that capture the essence of what our company and events are all about. We produce design and technology focused events worldwide that inspire, educate and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities.

What is it all about?

It starts with the presentations that are both technical and creative in nature and led by hand-picked experts from around the world who are eager to share and meet you. For our larger events, there are often multiple tracks to choose from which include content catered to a specific audience. It’s also about the networking. FITC provides the platform for people who share a passion to meet and interact, whether it’s at the presentations, in the exhibitor hall or at one of the evening parties.

Who goes to an FITC event?

Digital Creators of all kinds…designers, developers, motion graphics artists, digital artists and everyone and anyone who creates things in the digital space. From technical to inspirational sessions, there’s always something to choose from, regardless of what stage of your career you’re in.

Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us directly at info@fitc.ca or connect through our ‘Participate‘ page.

All Staff


Shawn Pucknell
Founding Director

Creative guru and successful entrepreneur, Shawn began his career in 1996 as a Flash developer producing award winning content for Maclaren McCann and later Blast Radius. He was the lead author on the Macromedia Press title “Flash MX 2004 Demystified”, and in 2001 he began his community efforts by starting the Toronto Flash user group FlashinTO.

A notable and respected figure in the new media industry, he has taught at OCAD University and the International Academy of Design, is frequently called on to sit on program advisory boards and judge international award shows including SXSW Interactive, and in 2009 he was honoured with an induction into Algonquin College's Media Hall of Fame.

Leo Mates
Event Producer

Mostly within the world of theatre, Leo has spent just over a decade in Live Events, and has spent that time working across North America, the UK, and Spain. With experience that has ranged from designing immersive experiences to finding transport for an unexpectedly large number of crabs, Leo is always ready for the unexpected when it comes to events, and will always bring the best out of any project he is working on.

In his spare time, Leo can usually be found working on various creative projects that he promises will start making sense as soon as they are finished, or attempting to finally find time to finish whatever book he's obsessing over this month.'

Alfred Park
Senior Advisor

With more than a decade of experience running professional development events, Alfred is a seasoned pro. He is a master of spreadsheets, checklists, contract negotiations, and dongles. In his years with FITC, Alfred’s responsibilities have evolved to him quite literally running the show. He is a multi-faceted event production guru who knows how to turn an event concept into a reality, from start to finish.

A geek at heart, Alfred fits in well with the attendees of the design and tech events he hosts in the name of FITC worldwide. You’ll often find him tinkering with every device in the office to all hours of the morning and surfing on Reddit.

Matthew Potter
Technical Director

From graphics to fabrication, coding to video production, Matthew has been spending the last 20+ years building out his skills for interaction design. Working with large name brands and agencies in order to partner with small time not-for-profit organizations, he focuses on building out ideas and methods to bring accessible education and learning to as many people as he can.

Nearly always to be found with a cup of coffee (or bacon), Matthew continues his efforts in making events, both in-person and online, a more engaging and enriching experience for all.

Jill Dasti
Communications Coordinator

Eight years of schooling in corporate and digital communications, multiple social media accounts, a passion for storytelling, and well over a decade of experience in both photography and event planning - it's obvious that Jill likes connecting with others. Having run everything from professional development sessions to horse shows and medieval festivals, one of Jill's favourite things about event planning is the excitement for what ís coming next. Whether she is writing a news article or a social media post, Jill is pumped, and she wants you pumped too.

When she is not planning an event, writing, or wandering with her camera, you can find Jill binging Community (again), going down Internet rabbit holes, playing Nintendo, or baking for any reason she can come up with. Cheesecake, anyone?

Ghadi Alahmadi
Social Media Coordinator

Ghadi is a rising talent in social media management, 3D environment artistry, and graphic design.

With a background in visual arts, she infuses creativity and innovation into her work. From crafting detailed 3D landscapes to designing captivating visuals, Ghadi turns ideas into stunning digital creations.

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, she is committed to honing her skills in the ever-evolving world of social media. With a fresh perspective and enthusiasm, aiming to make a lasting impression in the digital sphere.

Naomi Belcamino

Naomi is a Toronto creative who has been producing various styles of events since 2015 from when she started a wine and colouring craze in the city. From underground parties, to wellness events, conferences, weddings, markets and even immersive experience pop-ups - there isn't a type of event she can't plan. Coming from a strong background in hospitality, she understands the hustle, customer service, presentation and logistical organization for production.

When she isn't planning events she is training and teaching young girls Muay Thai, so they can be fierce and confident.

Bram Timmer
Creative / Curator

Aside from leading creative solutions for dozens of global brands over a span of two decades, Bram is passionate about the art and technology of creative storytelling. So much so, that he ran a non-profit called the Council of Artists and Multimedia Professionals dedicated to it for nearly a decade before joining FITC. In recent years, he has shifted focus toward producing narrative content.

Beside living a creative life, Bram is no stranger to advising all levels of government as well as industry and post-secondary on the structuring of New Media programs and subsidy support. You can find him almost anytime, glued to a screen.

Dré Labre
Creative / Curator

Born and raised in a geological basin left by a two billion-year-old impact crater. Dré grew up among the rocky remnants of a place made from outer space. This connection to the stars led to a love of science fiction that now fuels a flare for ideas and technology.

You can find Dré at the forefront of what’s new, what’s next, and what could be, as he splits his time between working as a tech-savvy creative director, consulting as a futurist, and experimenting in art and product development for web3 and the metaverse.

Jason Theodor
Creative / Curator

Jason Theodor dislikes restrictive labels, but let’s call him an ‘Idea-preneur’ for the sake of introduction. With over fifteen years of executive leadership in digital marketing and fintech, he helps companies overcome their creative challenges.

From newbies to Nike, Jason elevates ideas for big brands and small-businesses alike.