With the backing of FITC, CAMP will continue to bring world-renowned industry leaders and creators to Calgary
CALGARY (January 19, 2022) – CAMP (Council of Artists and Multimedia Professionals) is excited to announce its acquisition by FITC, bringing operations under the FITC umbrella, effective immediately. CAMP Festival will retain its name, and continue to operate in Calgary, but with the backing of FITC – a global leader in design and technology-focused events.
Originally founded in 2014 by Bram Timmer, CAMP Festival was first and foremost focused on being a community event for designers and developers living in Calgary. Over the years, the festival evolved to focus on what’s happening at the cutting edge of technology and the integration of design and has cultivated a community for professionals working in film, art, web, UX, UI to name a few. Timmer will be continuing with the organization, moving over to FITC in a role as Creative Director.
“I have always been inspired by the creative community in Calgary and started CAMP Festival 8 years ago as a way to bring creatives together and foster a sense of community that I felt was missing,” said Timmer. “Over the evolution of the festival, we were able to expand our offerings and bring some of the biggest names in the industry to Calgary, and I’m excited about what joining forces with FITC will mean for the long-term future of the festival. We will have the opportunity to bring even bigger names to the festival and offer more to our attendees, continuing to support this thriving community.”
Started in 2002, FITC has produced over 200 design and technology-focused events worldwide and aims to inspire, educate, and challenge attendees. Past events have spanned 26 cities, including Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, and Los Angeles, and have engaged with over 90,000 attendees. With 20 years of event experience, FITC is focused on putting together presentations and events that are both technical and creative and feature leading experts from around the world.
“We are excited for the future of CAMP Festival now that it has officially come under the FITC umbrella,” said Shawn Pucknell, Founding Director of FITC. “At FITC, we are passionate about producing and designing events that bring together like-minded professionals who work in the digital space. There is an engaged and growing community of creatives in Calgary, and we are excited for the opportunity to connect even bigger names with this community and continue to facilitate these events. Furthermore, we are excited for the depth of talent Bram himself brings to FITC in his new role as Creative Director. His unique lens will bring our events to an inspiring new level.”
For more information about FITC and CAMP, visit https://fitc.ca/.
FITC stands for ‘Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.’ – four words that capture the essence of what the company and events are all about. FITC produces 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.
About CAMP Festival
CAMP is a non-profit organization celebrating the art and technology of creative storytelling. CAMP Festival is a two-day conference that brings together like-minded professionals, artists, innovators, and students to share and shape experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire. The annual event offers more than 800 attendees’ exposure to the insights of world-renowned thought leaders and luminaries through 20-plus expert-led presentations, workshops and panels, campfire chats, numerous networking opportunities, and a special evening event. CAMP educates attendees on advancements in the digital arts, pushes boundaries on creativity, and inspires future generations in the continued innovation of art and technology. For more information, visit www.camp.site.
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