FITC Toronto 2021
  • 2021-04-19 00:00:00 2021-04-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2021 Online FITC
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Building Brand Loyalty & Memorable Experiences
With each new launch, the hysteria around the ‘Johnny Cupcakes’ brand continues to conquer the globe. Reactions range from 10 block queues as anxious fans await for Johnny Cupcakes T-shirts… Read more…
Innovation Marketing Work Better
Johnny Cupcakes
Owner, Johnny Cupcakes
Coffee Break Chats with TWG + Deloitte Managers
Join us during the extended afternoon break on Monday for an AMA-style coffee chat with managers from TWG and Deloitte. We’ll discuss (remote) job-seeking tips, life at TWG and Deloitte,… Read more…
Networking Activity
Cotton Candy Contracts
Recipes for collaboration and creativity Have you ever seen an amazing project and wondered, “Wow! How did they do that?!” Beyond what we define as “creative process” lies the intangible… Read more…
Art Collaboration Storytelling
Emilie Baltz
Food Technologist, Artist, Experience Designer, Emilie Baltz
Creatives and Social Responsibility
Art won’t save the world, or end COVID, inequality or wars. …But wait! There is a lot we can do, if we just stop, think, and observe the world around… Read more…
Inspire Process
Yuko Shimizu
Illustrator, yukoart.com
FITC Mixer
While we can’t get together in-person, we can still hang online. Join the FITC speakers and other attendees in this virtual mixer. Grab a drink of your choice, turn on… Read more…
Networking Activity
Guided Meditation
Join Emily Thring, founder of The Quiet Company, for a short session to relax, refocus, and get ready for the day ahead. You will leave feeling grounded and energized. The… Read more…
Activity
Hindsight is 20/20: 40 Years of Design
Stefan Sagmeister will look back at the past 40 years of his studio work: What worked and what didn’t, what made sense to do and what he would not touch… Read more…
Design Inspire Work Better
Stefan Sagmeister
Partner, Sagmeister Inc
How to Make Share-Worthy Work
There’s a finite amount of time that you have each day to make creative work… but there is a nearly infinite amount of opportunities for that work to get shared… Read more…
Design Marketing Strategy
Lauren Hom
Owner, Designer, Hom Sweet Hom
Interop: Self-Determination vs. Dystopia
Interoperability is both ubiquitous and subtle. Interop is why you can buy your shoes from one company and your shoelaces from another, and no-interop is why you can’t use apps… Read more…
Business Ethics Open Source
Cory Doctorow
Author/Activist/Journalist/Blogger, craphound.com
Intersection: Creativity and Co-evolution
Let’s explore the intersections among art, design, and technology, with guests from different backgrounds and perspectives. Intersection = capability + potential Technology makes things possible for art and design, extending… Read more…
Creativity Creative Code Panel
David Hogue
UX Design Lead, Google
Erik Natzke
Brendan Dawes
Designer and Artist, Singleman
Refik Anadol
Artist, Refik Anadol Studio
Intersection: Seeing Our Failures from the Future
Let’s explore the intersections among art, design, and technology, with guests from different backgrounds and perspectives. Intersection = ambition + insight We tend to focus on the future – our… Read more…
Futurism Panel
David Hogue
UX Design Lead, Google
Cory Doctorow
Author/Activist/Journalist/Blogger, craphound.com
Jared Ficklin
Chief Creative Technologist, argodesign
Timoni West
Vice President, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Unity
Intersection: The Importance of Physicality
Let’s explore the intersections among art, design, and technology, with guests from different backgrounds and perspectives. Intersection = virtual + physical Artists and makers have long worked with the tangible.… Read more…
Projection Mapping 3D Printing Panel Robots
David Hogue
UX Design Lead, Google
Sougwen Chung
Artist / Researcher / Technologist, sougwen.com
Jessica Rosenkrantz
Creative Director, Nervous System
Theo Watson
Co-founder Design I/O, openFrameworks, Design I/O
Latent Expeditions
What would happen if we had a machine that can create every imaginable and unimaginable image that there ever was, is and will be? Apparently nothing extraordinary, since that machine… Read more…
AI Art Inspire
Mario Klingemann
Artist, Quasimondo
Live from New York
 25 years of racing to get the SNL titles right and on time. Designing the titles for an iconic sketch comedy show is a bit like being on the show… Read more…
Design Inspire
Emily Oberman
Partner & Designer , Pentagram
Our Lockdown Saga
Everything came to a screeching halt a year ago. We battened down the hatches, and got to work riding the pandemic out. Things took a couple weird turns though. In… Read more…
Design Inspire Storytelling
Aaron James Draplin
Founder, Draplin Design Co
Playing with Light and Dark
Kate Dawkins Studio is a moving image studio turning pixels and projection into spectacular live experiences that have entranced audiences around the world. Kate’s work is very much about visual… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Kate Dawkins
Founder and Creative Director, Kate Dawkins Studio
Power-Up
The creative person journeys down a challenging, meandering road, constantly under attack by the outside forces of industry. They don’t have a map or a compass… just some guidelines learned… Read more…
Art Design
James White
Illustrator & Designer, Signalnoise
Reflections: Looking Back to Predict the Future
When charting a course in an ever-evolving industry across art, design, and technology, we’re often asked to embark on the unknown, or we find ourselves in situations we did not… Read more…
Inspire
Kim Alpert
Founder, kimalpert.com
Irene Pereyra
Co-Founder, Anton & Irene
Shantell Martin
Artist, Shantellmartin.com
James White
Illustrator & Designer, Signalnoise
The Art of the Everyday: 20 Years of PES
Oscar and Emmy-nominated animation master PES will take you on a tour through his first 20 years in animation, highlighting key works and discussing how he revitalized the stop-motion genre… Read more…
Animation Film Inspire
PES
Director / Animator, PES Films
The Drop
What is going on with NFTs? In this discussion, we’ll talk about the impact that NFTs are having on the art market, and the incredible opportunities available to (crypto) artists.… Read more…
CryptoArt Panel
Lady PheOnix
Co-founder , Universe Contemporary
GMUNK
Design Director, gmunk.com
Joshua Davis
Artist, Joshua Davis Studios
beeple
Designer/Director, Beeple
Then and Now
Join us for this casual conversation with a few veterans of the interactive media space to discuss their careers over the last twenty years. Our panelists will discuss how they… Read more…
oldschool Inspire Panel Storytelling
Richard Galvan
Sr. Staff Architect, Consumer Entertainment Technology, Dolby Laboratories
Ralph Hauwert
Senior Vice President R&D, Unity Technologies
Stacey Mulcahy
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Garage
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
Think & Act Spatially
Spatial computing has arrived. Yes, the hype arrived first. But the next pattern of computing is now a dev kit you can buy, use, and develop for. This means that… Read more…
AR Interaction Strategy
Jared Ficklin
Chief Creative Technologist, argodesign
Tryin’ to Get Ahead Before We Get a Headstone
A colour-filled enthusiastic presentation of all things creative. Gavin plots his creative journey through his time in the design and film industry– picking it apart and extracting the lessons and… Read more…
Design Film Inspire
Gavin Strange
Director & Designer, Aardman / Jamfactory
Working from Home: The New Norm
COVID-19 struck fast and hard, and all of us had to hit the ground running to accommodate our homes, families, attitudes, and habits as we started ‘working from home’. Weeks… Read more…
Panel
Saquib Kothawala
Manager, Deloitte
Krys Blackwood
Senior Lead User Experience Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nick Van Weerdenburg
Founder, Rangle.io
Carl Sziebert
Staff UX Engineer, Google