FITC Toronto 2023 // In-Person

2023-04-17 00:00:00 2023-04-19 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2023 // In-Person Join us for a celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC EST Toronto

28 Years Of random()
In 1995, Joshua Davis swapped his art-making practice from paint and canvas to computers and programming. For the past few years, Generative Art has been having its moment in the… Read more…
Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis Studios
Artful Intelligence: Envisioning The Future Of AI In The Creative Field
In this panel, let’s explore the ways in which artificial intelligence is changing the creative field. The panelists will discuss the opportunities presented by AI, and how AI can be… Read more…
AI Panel
Behind The Scenes With The DDC: And Other Fibs, Lies And Perjuries
Get the inside scoop with Aaron Draplin and learn what goes on behind the scenes at the Draplin Design Company. From sketch to screen to file hand-off, he’ll give an… Read more…
Design Inspire
Aaron James Draplin
Draplin Design Co
Character Animation And Simulation With Nick denBoer (Smearballs)
Nick denBoer will walk the audience through the workflow he uses for creating his wild characters, and dives into how he brings them to life using motion capture and other… Read more…
Animation Art VFX
Nick DenBoer
Collective Imagination
Generative AI models like Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT are trained on datasets containing billions of images and words. They are capable of rendering realistic and compelling images, sounds, and text.… Read more…
AI Art Foundations
Gene Kogan
Creating Experiences In The Age Of Futurisity
When everything is amazing, nothing is amazing. Daily headlines of self landing rockets, a road map to mars, voice assistance in every appliance, and AI that leaps itself every news… Read more…
Experiential Innovation
Stephen Martell
Design The World So You Belong
This talk will explore the power and responsibility that designers hold in the third decade of the 21st century. One might say corporations informed by design thinking have lost control… Read more…
Social Good Design Inspire
Jessie McGuire
Designing With Heart: Crafting Meaningful Experiences
This presentation will explore the importance of incorporating emotional connections in the design process. Leo will emphasize the significance of using poetry as a source of inspiration and a tool… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Leo Mateus
Tendril Design and Animation INC
Fast forward 50 years into the future with multi-sensory artist Emilie Baltz as she takes us through the design and development of a Spa for the Senses at the Museum… Read more…
Emilie Baltz
Emilie Baltz
Experience Is Everything, And Anything…
Let’s look at the evolving practice of experience design, and what all it can and should encompass in practice. Too much of the industry is surrounded in quick trash and… Read more…
Collaboration Design Experiential
Michael Fullman
VT Pro Design
Finding Meaning In Design When Nothing Is Fine
We’re all aware: working while under duress is terrible! Especially as a designer. People often talk about design as a superpower because you can illustrate the future—and it often is… Read more…
Failure Inspire Work Better
Catt Small
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
Help For Humans
We are on the cusp of a #RealTimeInternet one where computing experiences don’t exist until we invoke them, at which point they will be generated by AI. Not just images… Read more…
Human AI Robots
Jared Ficklin
How We Created The NBA Pixel Arena: The Future Of Fandom
The NBA and Google partnered with Jam3 & Media.Monks to build an immersive, multiplayer 3D world inside the NBA app designed to engage the next generation of fans. Inside Pixel… Read more…
Amélie Rosser
In Bad Taste: How to Prevent Harm With Design
In our global community, everything is appropriated. No ideas are new, and most will soon be generated by artificial intelligence. Post-modernism gave us permission to steal from other cultures to… Read more…
Diversity & Inclusion Failure Work Better
Liam Oscar Thurston
Loblaw Digital
Manifesto For Myself
A few years back, Brendan Dawes published a series of thoughts about the creative process which he called “Manifesto for Myself” to act as both creative inspiration and interruption. Using… Read more…
Art Creative Code Inspire
Brendan Dawes
Merging Of The Real & Digital Worlds
Storytelling, the real world, and digital worlds are colliding. Taking a look at innovative work from Netflix, Striking Distance, Spotify and more, this talk will explore how the real and… Read more…
Graham Budd
Monday Night Mixer
Stick around right after the last presentation of the day and have a drink with our speakers and other attendees in the Longboat. Featuring a performance of MAQRUH by Ali… Read more…
Nature, Design, And Creativity In Space
We create within the constrains and contours of our natural environment, but nature doesn’t end at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. As we design new space stations, we mix the… Read more…
Design Experiential Futurism
Sands Fish
Navigating The NFT Space: Perspectives From Crypto Artists
Join us for a panel discussion with successful crypto artists as they share their personal journeys in the NFT space, including defining success, growing a following and community, and navigating… Read more…
NFT Art Panel
New Dimensions: The Doors Of Metaverse
Innovations in display technologies continuously and rapidly evolve, growing larger and wider, immersing us with digital information everywhere from our homes to offices, public spaces and vehicles. We are holding… Read more…
Creativity AR Experiential VR
Can Büyükberber
Painting with AR & AI
In this session, we will be creating a live painting, then using audience prompts and Artificial Intelligence that will be then animated and layered for Augmented Reality in real time… Read more…
AI AR Experiential
Please Start Over
If you work in the design field long enough, eventually you’ll be asked to “please start over.” (not always with the “please.”) Sometimes it’s because starting over is inherent to… Read more…
Design Failure Process
Emily Oberman
Preparing Designers For Tomorrow’s Creative Landscape
Design has come a long way over the years and continues to evolve at a breakneck pace. This session will show you just how much design has changed and what… Read more…
AI Design Innovation
Paul Trani
Standing Out In A Saturated Medium
Motion design isn’t a hot new industry anymore… There are hundreds of companies and thousands of artists doing the same work everyone else does. On one hand, that’s great because… Read more…
Collaboration Design Inspire
Erin Sarofsky
Sarofsky Corp
The Unique Place, A Candid Discussion About Innovation
When you have an idea or a creative pursuit that lacks familiarity and has no existing convention to draw from, you are in the Unique Place. In this place, exploration… Read more…
Innovation Panel
Using EEG And AI To Create Generative Art
Generative new media and interactive digital arts have been pushing the boundaries of creation and presentation at the intersection of art, science, and technology providing a platform for new experiences… Read more…
Art DataViz Wearables
Ali Phi
Where Do I End And Begin When Sunlight Is Under My Skin
Barnaby Steel is taking a close look into the collective’s thought process of creating orchestrated sensory experiences that illuminate the hidden natural forces that surround us, inviting participants to navigate… Read more…
Art Science Storytelling
Barney Steel
Marshmallow Laser Feast