2015-04-12 00:00:002015-04-15 00:00:00America/TorontoFITC Toronto 2015A three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies.TorontoFITC
Adobe Creative Cloud gives you all of the Adobe web and UX tools, along with industry-leading design, video and photography apps, so you can create without limits. With ongoing enhancements, a growing library of training resources, sharing and collaboration capabilities, and access to your content from almost anywhere, Creative Cloud is always evolving — just like you.
Fuel™ is a global Youth Engagement company and digital agency. We help Fortune 500 global brands connect with Millennial and iGen audiences with deep, digital brand experiences that include immersive virtual worlds, mobile apps and social gaming, branded entertainment, interactive multi-screen experiences, interactive rich media advertising, and digital loyalty programs. We were one of iMediaconnection’s 25 agencies to watch in 2012, and we’re a hell of a lot of fun to work with.
Humber College is proud to be a part of FITC from its very first year. We provide training for the interactive media community through programs that include Web Design & Interactive Media, Multimedia, 3D Animation and Game Programming.
Rangle is a product transformation consultancy that partners with enterprise-level companies and scale-ups to solve their most complex digital challenges. Our expert teams work directly with clients to embed the practices of leading companies by co-creating goals, growth strategy, processes and products. We work smart, and we work fast — we’ve delivered best-in-class apps in three months, and can guide any organization to launch a design system within three to six months, using our open source accelerators.
Seneca College is one of the top public post secondary training institution in Canada. The School of Creative Arts and Animation is a recognized global training leader in animation, interactive media, documentary filmmaking, graphic design, music, acting and illustration, and is ranked among Canada’s top training programs for animation and visual effects.
Architech creates innovative, impactful and meaningful business solutions. Combining cognitive technologies, design thinking, and world class engineering, we tailor solutions to help our clients innovate and grow. Together, we are shaping the future of human experiences – one project at a time.
Founded over twelve years ago, Architech is a full-service consultancy of 150+ talented people including developers, designers and strategists. We partner with mid-sized and enterprise organizations to create intelligent applications that connect people, systems, devices and data. We work with industries spanning financial services, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, travel, hospitality, technology and public sector.
Assiniboine Community College is committed to being a college that is the first choice of students, that students enjoy attending, that students are proud to graduate from and whose graduates are sought after by employers.
Founded in 2012 by a community of thinkers and builders, BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation’s structure combines in-person instruction with online content and an adaptive curriculum; small class sizes are led by industry professionals and active, hands-on education engages students to ask questions, challenge themselves, and build valuable new skills. BrainStation students leave empowered with the ability to solve meaningful problems and the confidence to shape their own future.
The City of Toronto offers many programs and services to help residents and businesses. These are even more important in times of economic uncertainty. We are improving our services to help Torontonians – especially youth and people looking for work. For business owners and new start-ups we want to provide you with the information and the tools you need to help make sure your business is a success.
FreshBooks is the #1 cloud-based accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners. The company has helped more than 10 million users process billions of dollars through its easy-to-use invoicing, expense management, online payments and time-tracking features. Recognized in 2014 with six Stevie awards for best customer service in the world, the company’s mantra is to “execute extraordinary experiences everyday.” Based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in 120 countries.
People from around the world come to Full Sail to pursue their educational goals, and they share one thing in common – a passion for creative careers in the entertainment and media industry.
Full Sail’s mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education, delivered by a staff of dedicated individuals, that addresses the career opportunities available in an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry. We do this by developing unique curricula that combine elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement. Our education is delivered via immersive teaching methods, both in Full Sail’s real world production studios and classrooms, as well as through our online learning environment.
Every one of our degree programs is designed to provide students with knowledge and real world experience that will help them realize their career goals in the entertainment and media industry.
At the George Brown College School of Design your education takes place in new, state-of-the-art learning facilities in downtown Toronto – home to Canada’s greatest concentration of design businesses. We are pleased to announce our brand new Interaction Design and Development program, where we are committed to train the future designers and developers that will take a leading role in the development of future Interactive Technologies and devices and how people will use them.
Globacore is a creative technology company specializing in large format multitouch surfaces, game development, and unique human computer interactions using both physical and digital elements. With the depth of knowledge of traditionally trained computer scientists and the aesthetic vision of digital artists we have the key skills and talents to enable us to stay at the bleeding edge of interactive design and development. Globacore’s emergent interactive displays have been installed in cities around the world including Paris, Cannes, London, Barcelona, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and all over the US and Canada. Working with advertising agencies, marketers, brand strategists, exhibit designers and museum curators we encourage our customers to come to us with any idea for an interactive system no matter the difficulty.
The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) houses four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs that offer students a range of contexts in which to explore communication, the use and design of traditional and digital media, and technological innovation. Based at the dynamic University of Toronto Mississauga campus, the ICCIT offers students of Canada’s largest university the opportunity to study in an intimate, community-oriented setting while still benefitting from the world-class academics, top-ranked libraries system, comprehensive student services, and the ever-expanding variety of co- and extra- curricular activities for which the University of Toronto is known.
Lighthouse Labs is the first ever Canada-wide developer bootcamp. They teach people to learn to code in a way that truly prepares students for amazing careers. Having become an integral part of the Vancouver tech community, they are now partnering with HIGHLINE to launch their groundbreaking program in Toronto! They bring to the table an accelerated learning environment, a project-based curriculum, and the ultimate result for their students: 100% job placement.
Beginning May 2, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) marks 75 years of innovation and leadership in film and interactive media. The NFB is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 10 Webbys. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.
We’re a team of passionate art lovers dedicated to helping artists earn a living and share their masterpieces with the world by making great products featuring their work. We’re very hands-on and proudly print and manufacture our products in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood.
In 2005, we were inspired to create a line of artist-designed covers to protect our iPods (iPods!). We called them GelaSkins. We’ve come a long way since then and have blossomed into a full-blown community and marketplace for artists. Our scope may have evolved but our mission has not; to support artists by making great products. We feel blessed to work with so many talented people and are extremely happy to report that we’ve paid out over $2,500,000 in royalties over the past eight years!
If you’re an artist looking for an ally to create great things or you just want to make your life more beautiful through unique products, you’ve come to the right place.
At Sheridan, students come for the challenge of being different – and to make a difference – through creative explorations. Our renowned faculty members come from industry, which means students receive a professionally relevant education that also makes them highly employable in their field. Sheridan offers the chance to learn the latest technologies and provides opportunities to collaborate with students from other disciplines and faculties for a balanced education.
With stores in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga and Ottawa, Vistek has served as Canada’s top camera and photo-equipment retailer for more than 40 years. Meeting the needs of both the professional and consumer markets, Vistek offers a wide selection of the best and latest products, along with expert advice from knowledgeable staff and industry insiders. It remains the first-choice one-stop shop for photo, video and digital-imaging gear among professionals and hobbyists alike.
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated Best Small Airline in the world by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Stephenville, N.L., Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charleston, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes.
More than 15 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp’s marketing automation platform to to reach their customers and grow their business. Our features and integrations give e-commerce retailers the power to send beautiful marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted ad campaigns, and our detailed reports help them keep improving over time. Our quickly growing team loves empowering small businesses, so that’s what we focus on every day.
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.
SoftLayer’s startup incubator, Catalyst, gives tech entrepreneurs a full year of free mentorship and hosting credits. Find out more and apply to join the program at softlayer.com/catalyst
Influxis provides global streaming networks, and an online platform for building and deploying video, WebRTC, and IoT solutions. Use our service to push the creative boundaries of internet technology. Seriously, go ahead, we’re very happy to help.
If you’re building websites and hosting the back-end of apps in the cloud, take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s built-in flexibility to develop solutions with many popular languages and development platforms: .NET, Node.js, Java,PHP, Python, Ruby. With support for Virtual Machines (Linux & Windows), Mobile App Back-Ends (iOS, Android, HTML5, Windows Store, Windows Phone), and Web Sites, Microsoft Azure offers cloud services for all developers to take advantage of.
Created in 1997, the CFC Media Lab provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media content developers, practitioners and companies. CFC Media Lab has graduated more than 200 professionals through its various programs and services including Interactive Art Entertainment Programme (IAEP), Interactive Project Lab (IPL), Interactive Narrative Feature Program (INFP), and NBC Universal Multiplatform Matchmaking Program (MMP). An internationally acclaimed and award-winning facility, graduates of the CFC Media Lab emerge as leaders in the world of interactive media, produce innovative projects and start up 21st century companies.
Creative Niche is recruitment and executive search firm founded in 2002. The firm connects leading global brands and companies with top talent in digital, design, advertising, marketing, data and innovation fields. Creative Niche’s core services include temporary, contract, permanent and executive placements, serving global advertising, digital, data, innovation and PR agencies and consultancies, as well as public and private organizations. Creative Niche has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and New York City.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products. SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung’s consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.
Bridgeable is an award-winning strategy and #servicedesign firm that takes a human-centered approach to helping organizations innovate and grow. We help clients cross the “Know-Do Gap” — the chasm between what is known about a complex problem and how it can be solved. We research, translate, and design impactful experiences.
Image Propeller Studios is an independent creative studio located in the Niagara region of Ontario with a passion for cool animation, engaging storytelling and interactive artwork. We partner with our clients to create custom animated, illustrated and interactive solutions that work for their specific audience.
Jam3 is one of the world’s top digital production and design agencies. We specialize in creating highly advanced, experiential works in both the advertising and entertainment industries. We’re a culture of dreamers and doers who prove that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. We’re known for challenging the way digital stories are told. Our work often incorporates everything from live action, animation and sound design to coded particle systems and complex 3D engines. If it is possible, Jam3 can do it.
MakeLab is a studio for Makers, and a powerful creative technology partner for advertising agencies and events. We’re coders, engineers, designers, and event planners – with a studio of fabrication toys and a portfolio of top-brand client work.
Oddbee is an innovative and lean digital design and development studio located in Toronto, Ontario. We work closely with established companies and startups to build digital products with great user experiences. We specialize in responsive design and we create custom-tailored web and mobile solutions that help our clients, big or small, succeed online and offline.
We love beautiful design, and we play with the best web technologies. We believe in what we do, and we do it well.
With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, Relish Interactive is an interdisciplinary team of designers, developers, and animators that focus on delivering delicious digital stuff. Our team is small, senior, talented, and efficient. We are developers who can code and explain it in non-tech speak. We are designers who strive to innovate, yet understand the big picture and know how to meet client goals and deadlines.
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is responsible for stimulating job creation and investment in the province’s cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, music, film, television, and interactive digital media.
OMDC works to foster an advantageous business environment, facilitates innovation, supports cross-sector collaboration, enhances and leverages investment, and promotes Ontario as an international centre of excellence.
The agency administers a range of programs and funds including tax credits, investment funds, research initiatives, and events.
Twitter: @OMDCtweets Facebook and Youtube: OMDConline
Flipp is a leading technology company that digitizes the circular experience. Flipp’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share circular content across all devices and platforms. The Flipp Platform combines dynamic, personalized digital retail content, digital distribution channels that recreate the scale of print media, and unprecedented reporting that measures in-store sales. Retailers such as Walmart, Target, PetSmart, Sports Authority and Dollar General can be found on the Flipp platform. The Flipp app reinvents the shopping experience on mobile by digitally recreating the flyer, helping people save time and money. Flipp (formerly Wishabi) was founded in 2007 with offices in Toronto and New York.
Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers – and other game-changers – to bring big dreams to life.
The Pearson Technology Group is the most respected publisher of computer and technology books available in Canada — offering resources on topics that matter most to application and software developers, designers, programmers, system administrators, hobbyists, and IT professionals.
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Robots & Pencils Inc. is an app development company known for its top-ranking consumer apps, transformative enterprise apps and gamified learning platforms. Started as a two-person company in 2008, Robots & Pencils has created more than 250 apps used by over 12 million people worldwide, and has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.
The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.
Ward Technology Talent connects mobile developers with outstanding companies.
We believe strongly in the future of mobile. We founded The Mobile Learning Lab – a collaborative resource centre built to facilitate education and networking opportunities for mobile professionals in the Greater Toronto Area.
Let us source the talent you need for your mobile project.
OneMethod Digital + Design is many things. It’s an award-winning anti-agency. An enemy of mediocrity. An occasional nightspot. A specialist on making next come now. A creator of taqerias. And it’s probably the shortest distance between where you are and where you want to be.
Launched in 1986, Applied Arts is Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications offering gorgeous imagery, strong opinion, timely information and essential industry insight to senior and emerging creative professionals in graphic design, interactive design, advertising, photography and illustration. In addition to the magazine, Applied Arts offers a variety of media platforms to deliver relevant content and special industry events, including the annual Creative Futures Expo, which delivers a pipeline for aspiring art students to connect with industry professionals. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, Applied Arts continues to provide unmatched inspiration and relevant information to Canadian creative professionals.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members, leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals.
There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve both – we call it our brAND philosophy. That’s why you’ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 16 bars and 4 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen. So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or a little bit of both), here’s something to celebrate: we’ll always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy.
Our digital team doesn’t shy away from big ideas – we bring them to life. Our work impacts millions of people and our creativity shapes who we are today. As digital beings, we’re hungry to deliver remarkable user experiences and determined to be at the forefront of whatever comes next. We’re looking for people who embrace change, take risks, and push boundaries. It’s time to redefine the box
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images.
From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online. Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites.
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