FITC Toronto 2020
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  • 2020-04-19 00:00:00 2020-04-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2020 Toronto FITC
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3D App Design & Development w/ Swift & Metal
Having built and deployed consumer apps centered around graphics, motion and form design Reza has learned a lot about building things for people (usable interfaces), maintaining source code and deploying… Read more…
Creative Code Frameworks Open Source
Reza Ali
Visual Designer & Software Engineer, Hi-Rez
7 Rules Of Innovation
This talk will focus on big picture thinking, outline the key characteristics of innovative companies and leaders, and drill into tactics that can be applied to anyone running a business… Read more…
Business Failure Innovation
Chris Do
Founder, The Futur
A Technical Breakdown of FITC’s 2020 Opener: “What You May Find”
This b-side talk focuses on how Sarofsky produced the FITC 2020 conference opener titled “What You May Find.” The talk will take the group through the process of interpreting the… Read more…
Design Motion The B-Side
Jake Allen
Senior 3D Animator and Designer, Sarofsky
Duarte Elvas
Creative Lead, Sarofsky
Adulting for Creatives
How to use anxiety, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, and procrastination as superpowers Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? Not creative enough? Do you worry about the creative project… Read more…
Failure Process The B-Side Work Better
Jason Theodor
Executive Director of Experience Design and Imagination, CAPCO
Artist Talk
Ali Phi will give a talk about his approach in using technology, architecture & immersive design to create his artwork, and in trying to make a new definition for ancient… Read more…
Art Experiential Performance
Ali Phi
Computer Artist,
Beyond Automation: Machine Learning as a Creative Tool
Half a decade into the explosion of machine learning and pretty much everyone has heard of it; it’s the Next Big Thing. But the way most buzzword enthusiasts talk about… Read more…
AI Design Inspire
Basheer Tome
Senior Hardware Interface Designer, Google
Building AR Experiences for Low-End Devices
When we think of AR, we think of deeply immersive, highly visual, world-locked 6DoF experiences that run smoothly on a high-end device with a fully charged battery and a fast… Read more…
AR Social Innovation UX/UI
Jess Lee
Interaction Designer, Google
Building Foundations: Accessible Design Systems and Education
As more services and products move online we need to make sure we don’t leave people behind. As inclusive design and accessibility become an expectation of products we build, we… Read more…
Accessibility Design UX/UI
Tiffany Tse
Developer Advocacy Lead, Shopify
Business Design Master Class
This is a full day workshop on Saturday April 18 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and requires a WORKSHOP or WORKS ticket. Chris will teach you how to run a design… Read more…
Business Design Strategy Workshop
Chris Do
Founder, The Futur
Catapulting Clients into Uncharted Territory
Experiential marketing sometimes feels like a palatable buzzword that reduces the potential for truly innovative experience to the flavour of the week. Brands think as far as they can google… Read more…
Experiential Innovation Marketing
Elena Kurevija
Creative Lead, Current Studios
Commercializing the Weird: Breaking the Production Mold
Happy accidents and creative breakthroughs through experimentation are the cornerstone of artistic progress. In the commercial world, the creative process is often forced through hoops of approvals and watered down… Read more…
Advertising Animation Failure
Nick DenBoer
Video Artist, Smearballs
Creating Unity, Not Uniformity with Design Language Systems
When you’re creating global products with hundreds of designers working in many of locations around the world, maintaining brand unity with a design language system is a Herculean challenge. Yet… Read more…
Collaboration Strategy UX/UI
Hayley Hughes
UX Manager for the Polaris Design System, Shopify
Design is from Mars, Business is from Venus
Customer experience design (CX), marketing automation, digital innovation & design thinking are seemingly un-escapable buzz words in todays digital world. While business is embracing design by appointing CCO’s, and investors… Read more…
Business Design Work Better
Dave Benton
Founder & Creative Director, metajive
Design Science
Design is often perceived as subjective creation and decision-making, but great design is rigorous and has strong methods applied in systematic ways. Like experimental science, design is the systematic exploration… Read more…
Design Interaction Strategy
David Hogue
UX Design Lead, Google
Drunk 3D Printing, and Other Lessons in Building a Fabrication Entertainment Studio
It began by taking 3D printers to a bar in Toronto, teaching anyone who walked in how to design. A few years of entrepreneurial experimentation later, MakeLab has grown into… Read more…
Business Experiential Marketing
Jonathan Moneta
Founder + Creative Director, MakeLab
Dynamic Filmmaking with Artificial Intelligence
A.I. is poised to disrupt countless industries, and film production is no exception. This behind the scenes look at dynamic filmmaking will take the audience through the exciting, mysterious, and… Read more…
AI Innovation Storytelling
Pietro Gagliano
Founder / Creative Director, Transitional Forms
Even Monkeys Fall Out of Trees
In 25 years of UX design, Krys Blackwood has had some spectacular failures in every category – from broken code, to bad design, to failed collaborations. If we “fail up,”… Read more…
Failure Inspire The B-Side
Krys Blackwood
Senior Lead User Experience Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Finding Yourself, Over and Over Again
Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, author, illustrator, letterpress printer, type designer, mother, procrastiworker, and a million other things. In this practical antidote to a “quit your job and do… Read more…
Design Failure Inspire
Jessica Hische
Lettering Artist and Author, jessicahische.is/awesome
Follow The Play
Robbie will discuss the power of play, how it relates to computation, and how he uses it to steer his design practice. He’ll go over strategies for re-thinking existing assumptions… Read more…
Creative Code Design Process
Robbie Tilton
Founder & Head of Design, Situated
From My Story to Yours: How to Keep AR/VR Connected to the World
From growing up in a juxtaposed world of crazy big love and creativity with unreal abuse at a young age for decades, Stobo quickly developed an interest in taking awful… Read more…
AR Art Inspire
Mandy Stobo
Visual Artist, Stobo Art
Full Circle
Australian digital artist Justin Maller has been creating for over twenty years. This presentation dives in to the massive body of work he produced over two decades, discussing the projects,… Read more…
Collaboration Failure Storytelling
Justin Maller
Chief Creative Officer / Digital Artist, DeviantArt
Health, Wealth, Death & Happiness
In this talk, Kim will look at ways of using inquisition toward finding practical approaches to living a creative life through anecdotes from my her journey. Since leaving her high… Read more…
Art Inspire Work Better
Kim Alpert
Founder, Make Amazing
How to Get Started With No-Code Tools
Developing a side project or a startup idea, building out a website or prototype may come easy to developers, but it’s been a big momentum blocker for designers, marketers and… Read more…
Business Inspire Work Better
Preet Singh
Founder , DesignX.Community
How to Start a Business When You Have No Business Starting a Business
After years as a creative who struggled with perfectionism and the self-imposed pressure of needing to prove he was clever and prolific, Justin has finally learned to let go. Let… Read more…
Creativity Entrepreneurship Art
Justin Gignac
Artist, Entrepreneur + CEO/Co-Founder, Working Not Working
Interspace: Communication in a Post-Modern World
Emerging technologies such as VR/AR/MR, IoT and voice interaction are introducing new ways for humans to explore, communicate and interact with our world. While spatial and conversational computing are still… Read more…
Design Futurism Innovation
David Eriksson
Chief Creative Officer, North Kingdom
Intrinsic Design Theory & The Art of the Pitch
From Sony, Microsoft and Warner Bros through to Netflix, HBO & NASA – Mike has consulted for some of the biggest companies in the world.  In this talk he’ll explain… Read more…
Design Film Storytelling
Mike Hill
Designer, Mike Hill Design
Jon Lax Presentation
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Jon Lax
VP of Design, Facebook
Machines as Creative Catalyst
What happens when humans and robots make art together? In this talk, artist Sougwen Chung shows how she “taught” her artistic style to a machine, and how machines as catalysts… Read more…
AI Art Robots
Sougwen Chung
Interdisciplinary Artist, sougwen.com
Merging with the Machine: Designing Wearable Tech
From spacesuits to LED-studded tech fashion, Sophy’s projects explore our evolving relationship with technology, and the ways we use it to express our identities. She enjoys the challenge of designing… Read more…
Design Inspire Wearables
Sophy Wong
Designer and Maker, sophywong.com
New Frameworks for Creative Coding
Matt DesLauriers, an artist and freelance creative coder, explores some of the open source tools he has been building for making generative designs, physical installations, interactive games, data visualizations, video… Read more…
Creative Code Open Source Process
Matt DesLauriers
Artist & Coder,
Past Expectations, Future Realities
To start, Erin wants to discuss the process of making the main title sequence, emphasizing the weight and the significance of 2020 especially at a conference focused on technology. She… Read more…
Design Inspire Motion
Duarte Elvas
Creative Lead, Sarofsky
Erin Sarofsky
President, Owner, Executive Creative Director, Sarofsky Corp
R is for Reality: The Importance of Understanding 3D for Spatialized Platforms
As cross reality platforms become more prevalent, the process for crafting best in class experiences requires a completely different, 3D-focussed mindset. In this talk, Framestore will explain why creating experiences… Read more…
Storytelling VFX VR
Christine Cattano
Global Head of VR, Executive Producer, Framestore
Robot Overlords: Human-Centered Design for a Robotic Future
We’re living in the future, surrounded by automation and machines. As we become more dependent on our digital assistants, smart homes and self-driving cars, we find ourselves adapting to unprecedented… Read more…
Robots Science UX/UI
Krys Blackwood
Senior Lead User Experience Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Roundtable: Black Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
How can we correct the negative consequences of our own innovation? Our ever-changing world presents unpredictable challenges that may threaten a sustainable and positive future for ourselves and others, and… Read more…
Roundtable Collaboration Social Innovation
Liam Oscar Thurston
Sr. Director, User Experience, Loblaw Digital
Roundtable: Designing for Difference
Whether it is hiring the next member of your staff team, determining the strategy for the upcoming fiscal year or setting clear goals on how to better serve clients or… Read more…
Roundtable Collaboration Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Letecia Rose
Founder & Lead Facilitator, Skill Market
Roundtable: Moving Beyond Accessibility with Inclusive Design
This roundtable discussion presents participants with a chance to discuss the nuances of inclusive design—moving beyond accessibility and compliance considerations like the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), toward… Read more…
Business Design Diversity & Inclusion
Lee Dale
CEO, Say Yeah!
Roundtable: Ripping up the Rules – The Practopia Project
CUT TO HOLOGRAPHIC NEWSPAPER ARTICLE “Hey, Kool-Aid!” THE NEW YORK TIMES GLOBE and MAIL April 16th, 2045 — Are we only now choosing between soul crushing dystopias and impractical utopian… Read more…
Roundtable Futurism Social Innovation
Maggie Greyson
Co-Founder , Futures Present
Joe Tankersley
Writer, Futurist, Unique Visions, Inc.
Roundtable: The Efficacy of Diversity + Inclusion, a Theatre of Exchange, Possibility and Cross-Cultural Learning
Diversity and inclusivity are relevant and timely subjects of discussion, especially as it pertains to the workplace. Since our practices are linked (socially, politically, ethically and culturally) to our lives,… Read more…
Roundtable Accessibility Work Better
Keith Francis
Senior Director Of Experience Outcomes, Forge Media + Design
Roundtable: The Game of Opposites, Future-Proofing Yourself
Are you future-proof? Do you know if your skill sets and creativity will still be valued? What if the future you imagine doesn’t turn out as expected? The future is… Read more…
Roundtable Futurism Strategy
Leah Zaidi
Founder, Multiverse Design
Dré Labre
Futurist, TBD.company
Say Yes and Figure it Out Later
The journey of a renaissance woman Coming from a background in genetics, Hilal Koyuncu will dive into how being a generalist has helped her in her career as a designer… Read more…
Collaboration UX/UI Work Better
Hilal Koyuncu
UX Lead and Manager, Google
Shocking Raccoons
Hoss will provide an expose of physical computing XM projects for Honda, Nike, Real Madrid, and art installations for Hyperborea, Ontario’s regional Burning Man event. Plus behind the scenes drama… Read more…
Business Experiential Hardware
Hoss Gifford
CTO & Maker, Hoss Gifford
Space for Play
Design I/O has been creating large scale, interactive installations that push the boundaries of what is possible for over a decade. Design I/O’s work is driven by a love of… Read more…
AR Experiential Interaction
Theo Watson
Co-founder Design I/O, openFrameworks, Design I/O
Space in the Mind of a Machine
In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Refik paints with a thinking brush, offering… Read more…
AI Creative Code Machine Learning
Refik Anadol
Artist, Refik Anadol Studio
Start With Dystopia: Designing for a Future World
True innovation begins with an insight into a human problem that we see today. But, how can we look out five, 10 and even 20 years to pioneer lasting innovations… Read more…
Futurism Planning Storytelling
Nikolas Badminton
Futurist and CEO, Exponential Minds
Stop Making Ads: How to Prevent Dystopia
The future of advertising looks nothing like advertising. New platforms, channels and media are coalescing daily. But reaching audiences of the future is not as easy as making commercials formatted… Read more…
Advertising Inspire Storytelling
Eddye Borgese
Senior Producer, Production Brand Lead, Wieden + Kennedy
Jarrod Higgins
Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy
Sustainability, Lies, and the Circular Economy
We’ve been experiencing a climate emergency for decades, and finally the media, the politicians, and various marketing engines are using climate stuff as talking points. Sometimes this is intermixed with… Read more…
Inspire Science Social Innovation
Sophi Kravitz
Director of Product, Hackaday
Talking Not Talking
Talking Not Talking is a creative support group hosted by artist and CEO of Working Not Working, Justin Gignac. In this session, he will be discussing the tricky subject of… Read more…
Vulnerability Creativity Social Innovation
Justin Gignac
Artist, Entrepreneur + CEO/Co-Founder, Working Not Working
The Best of Dutch Digital Design
Dutch Digital Design puts a spotlight on the best digital work from The Netherlands. The Dutch have a rich design tradition, and this is the continuation of that international success… Read more…
Design Storytelling Strategy
Alain Dujardin
Creative Director & Partner, Greenberry
Dani Polak
Creative Directors, CODE D'AZUR
Roman Stikkelorum
Co-founder and Managing Director, Vruchtvlees
Jeroen Thissen
Creative Director, Code D'Azur
The Dangers of Dismissing Dystopias
In Ray Bradbury’s The Toynbee Convector, a time traveller brings back evidence from the future, proving that humanity creates a utopia. Everyone believes him and rushes to create that future… Read more…
Design Futurism Storytelling
Leah Zaidi
Founder, Multiverse Design
The Matter Of Images
Images are the most important form of media on the internet, constituting more than 75% of all internet traffic. Nearly every modern application or website uses images to help reach… Read more…
Digital Imaging Design Front-End
Chris Zacharias
CEO / Co-Founder, imgix
The New Rules of Designing for AI & Machine Learning
AI and machine learning are dramatically changing how users interact with digital systems – but how are designers and product leaders adapting their practices in order to create solutions that… Read more…
AI Business UX/UI
Ramy Nassar
1000 Days Out
The Next Level of Physical Space
Using Multi-Sensory Experience Design & Technology to Drive Human Interaction & Connection Can you imagine a wall of water that interacts with you? A ceiling that simulates the sky and… Read more…
Art Business Experiential
Noah Waxman
Head of Strategy, Cactus
Lucas Werthein
Head of Technology and Production, Cactus
Things That Don’t Have a Thing to do With Graphic Design
As a graphic designer, Aaron is lucky to make things for all kinds of things. But more and more, he is realizing the profound impact it has on the things… Read more…
Design Inspire Storytelling
Aaron James Draplin
Founder, Draplin Design Co
Thinking Outside the Screen: Getting Started with Design for Augmented Reality
For creatives looking to get started with new immersive mediums like augmented and virtual reality, there’s a lot of new things to learn, and it can be tempting to stay… Read more…
AR Design UX/UI
Kim Pimmel
Immersive Design Lead, Adobe
To Inspire and be Inspired
Tendril is a design-driven, animation, VFX, and digital innovation studio that strives to push the boundaries of visual storytelling, exploring an always evolving fusion of technology and craft. In this… Read more…
Collaboration Design Inspire
Chris Bahry
Co-Founder + Creative Director, Tendril
Transmedia & The Attention Economy
Every hour of every day, the battle rages on for our attention. We’re constantly bombarded with media and advertising, and every app, commercial, and cinematic universe DEMANDS our full attention.… Read more…
Ethics Gaming Storytelling
Stefan Grambart
Game Designer, Writer, Director, grambart.ca
Visualizing the Future of Augmented Reality
Back in 2012, augmented reality wasn’t a thing; two graphic design students decided to create a short film that will showcase the future – where augmented reality contact lenses have… Read more…
AR Futurism Film
Robot Genius
Filmmakers, Co-founders, Robot Genius
What About Gamification?
Gamification is ubiquitous, from social media to marketing, as it is a tool that can be very useful to engage users. Perhaps the most extreme embodiment of gamification is in… Read more…
Experiential Interaction Inspire
Martin Vézina
Partner / Technical Director, La Grange
Maxime Des Roches
Partner and Front-End Developer, La Grange
Workshop: Intro to Creative Coding with P5.js
This is a full day workshop on Saturday April 18 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM and requires a WORKSHOP or WORKS ticket. Overview Learn to make interactive websites, real-time animations, generative… Read more…
Creative Code JavaScript Workshop
Matt DesLauriers
Artist & Coder,
XR for Social Good … Maybe
Can we utilize extended reality (XR) technologies to create positive social impact? Are there ways that these can be leveraged to help improve our lives or address some of the… Read more…
AR Social Innovation VR
Anastasia Victor
Co-Founder / XR Designer, PLACE