2019-04-29 00:00:002019-05-01 00:00:00America/TorontoFITC Toronto 2019FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies.TorontoFITCEST
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Innovation is in our DNA. Our engineers’ sole job is to anticipate your needs before you even realize them and bring innovation you can’t get anywhere else. We know that every industry has its own workflow challenges, so we’ve developed products and solutions customized for the work you do. We also know the software matters. That’s why we work with industry-leading software partners to help ensure the most demanding applications run flawlessly. When you’re in the creative flow, you don’t want to leave any of your imagination on the table – so we’ve designed devices that will keep you creating, not crashing.
The Samsung Developer Program is a support and marketing organization that enables developers’ success within the Samsung Ecosystem. We work with our partner’s hand in hand in an effort to create the best engaging content and unique experience for our customers. Join the Samsung Developer Program.
Spark AR enables a global community of creators and developers to imagine, create and share augmented reality experiences that reach the billions of people using the Facebook family of apps and devices.
Spark AR includes Spark AR Studio, our flagship creation software suite that makes building AR experiences more intuitive and customizable. And Spark AR Hub, a powerful new tool for publishing, managing and tracking the performance of AR experiences across platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.
If it exists in tech, it exists at RBC. As Canada’s largest bank, our purpose is to help clients thrive and communities prosper. From artificial intelligence to APIs to cloud, our diverse tech experts apply imagination and insights to cutting-edge technology to create products, services and solutions that improve human experiences.
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.
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.
Dark Slope creates games, educational content and narrative experiences for location based entertainment venues, cultural institutions and brands. Our content enables multiple users to enter a “free roam” space to share an experience and interact with a virtual or augmented world in real time, in spaces ranging from shipping containers to 30’x30’ play-areas to warehouses and arenas. Dark Slope’s motion capture studio also enables the company to produce linear mocap animation for broadcast with real-time game engine technology.
Fanshawe is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs.
One of Ontario’s largest colleges – with four campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock – Fanshawe serves close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite.
We offer more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year, helping people unlock their potential and achieve success in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality and technology.
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.
imgix is the leading provider of on-demand image processing for websites and mobile apps. imgix’s API gives developers the power to perform image transformations at scale – from simple crops and compression down to complex things like changing color profiles and adding watermarks – in real time before an image is served. This means images load faster and look better on every screen while saving bandwidth and storage space.
imgix is venture backed, with about $10 million in investment, and was launched through the famed Y Combinator accelerator program. Its customers include: Unsplash, Kickstarter, Spotify, StockX, Shinola, Bonnier, OneFootball, Coursera, Nikkei, and many others.
Lightform is the design tool for projected AR, also known as projection mapping or video mapping. Lightform makes it easy for anyone to create visuals for projected AR with intuitive content creation software powered by computer vision hardware. Lightform works with most projectors, and is available to reserve now on lightform.com. The first wave of LF1s has started shipping, with the second wave shipping Summer 2019.
MetaVRse is a leading Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (XR) product development company focused on the business applications of XR technology. MetaVRse COO Julie Smithson is the President of the VR/AR Association Toronto Chapter.
At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.
North builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, was announced in October 2018 and is now sold in Showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto. Focals are a pair of custom-built smart glasses with a transparent, holographic display that only the wearer can see. This display floats an arm’s length in front of you and connects you to the people you care about, the information you need and the places you want to go. Focals let you see and respond to texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, talk to Amazon Alexa and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012 by three graduates of the University of Waterloo’s mechatronics engineering program – Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, and Aaron Grant – North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers and creators. North has raised over $140M USD to date from investors including the Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital and more.
PowrPak provides access to portable power charging solutions, enabling your clients, attendees and delegates to recharge their mobile devices while at your events, concerts, conferences and more. Stay connected and charged to your digital world regardless of location.
Our mission is to enhance the Attendee experience, PowrPak phone charging solutions, are proven and powerful.
The model is simple; as simple as our mantra “don’t miss a moment”.
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.
Sid Lee is a multidisciplinary global creative agency of brand builders recognized for designing culture-driven communications and experiences. Based in Montreal, Toronto, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, our work ranges from advertising to architecture & retail design, digital solutions to design & branding, and from analytics to experiential platforms. Using deep strategic insights, we seek to strengthen our understanding of human behavior while embracing change, technology and innovation.
Sid Lee is a member of kyu, a collective of top-tier global creative companies including IDEO, SYPartners and Digital Kitchen.
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.
Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a first-of-its-kind hub for creative collaboration and entrepreneurship designed to support emerging and established artists, designers and creators to succeed like never before. This 30,000+ sq. ft. one-stop facility on Toronto’s waterfront offers members unparalleled access to multi-disciplinary creative studios with state-of-the-art tools and technology; co-working space; specialized creative entrepreneurship programs; and meeting and event facilities. Launchpad has been designed as a supportive community providing facilitated mentorship, coaching and collaboration programs and wayfinding to help creatives plug into resources, make connections and realize business opportunities.
Owned and operated by Artscape, the model for Launchpad was developed to help bridge gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and shrink the divide that often exists between the tremendous cultural and economic value artists’ ideas contribute to society and what creative people earn for their work. Artscape Daniels Launchpad is named in recognition of the outstanding financial support of The Daniels Corporation, the John and Myrna Daniels Foundation and WJ Properties.
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.
At Current Studios we focus on connecting digital and physical experience. Our work pushes the boundaries of technology, with industry first experiences in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and experiential design. Our focus on human interaction over technology creates memorable moments that bring people and brands together.
Tendril is an international production studio with a passion for design-driven stories and experiences. With studios in Toronto and São Paulo, their staff consists of directors, art directors, editors, animators, designers, artists, writers, developers, producers, and strategists who have a shared ethos: create stunning work that gets noticed. With full production, interactive, and animation capabilities, and an online finishing department, Tendril is a creative partner for projects of all shapes and sizes; often from concept to delivery.
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.
The Embassy Network of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada
With financially contributing to having Dutch Digital Design over at FITC, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto aims at public diplomacy through the creative industry, which The Netherlands excels in. Our Consulate General regularly supports activities like this, to showcase Dutch knowledge, innovative solutions and presentations within different industries, suitable for the Canadian market, with the overall goal to increase partnerships between Canada and The Netherlands.
Electric Runway is a leading source of inspiration and expertise on how emerging technology is transforming the $3 trillion fashion industry. Tune in to our podcast and YouTube channel to learn more, or visit www.electricrunway.com
Parallel Vision Productions was founded by two award-winning TV writers and producers who share the same Vision – to make original and engaging stories, music and documentaries that challenge preconceived ideas and offer unique ways of perceiving the world. Parallel Vision Productions aims to inspire, to entertain and, ultimately, to create inspiring content that shifts people’s perspectives.
Looking Glass Factory is a team of inventors and artists creating holographic displays for the future. Last Summer, they launched The Looking Glass, an interactive, holographic display for 3D creators. Real 3D in real life, no headgear required. Founded in 2014 by Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, the company is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with an R&D and production lab in Hong Kong.
OCAD University is Canada’s “university of imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.
Pearson Technology Group is the most respected publisher of technology books for all levels of knowledge and experience from imprints including Peachpit Press, Que, Sams and Adobe Press. At their booth, Pearson is partnered with Swipe Design, an independent bookstore that brings together the finest collection of architecture, design and advertising books from around the world. Show Special: 30% off all titles.
At Rochester Institute of Technology, our New Media graduates understand how to work together to create compelling experiences. They are the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of digital media.
TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company providing a wide range of communications products and services. TELUS is committed to improving the lives of their customers and communities by unleashing the power of the internet to deliver future friendly solutions at home, in the workplace and on the move.
We are Xello, an award winning EdTech software developer. Be a part of a team on a mission to make a difference in the lives of students. We’re fun, friendly, and completely committed. Every day, we’re our genuine and best selves with each other and the people we help. We’re looking for curious, talented, ambitious people who want to make an impact and help change how students prepare for future success.
We thought carefully about how we would want the ticket purchasing experience to be like for our own events. A clean, mobile-friendly event homepage and checkout experience. A simple, fast checkout that attendees love. Quick payments using Stripe (say goodbye to waiting for your money). With Tito, your data is your data, we never market to your customers.
So if you run events, come and take a look for yourself. The last thing we want you to worry about is your event software.
Sticker Mule is the fastest and easiest way to buy custom printed products. Thousands of people in the world trust us to make kick-ass stickers, labels, magnets, badges & more. Order in seconds and get free online proofs, free shipping, and super fast turnaround.
Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work. After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more. One of the originators of the current “everyday” movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over ten years without missing a single day.
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