On Thursday, June 13th, 2024 from 6:30 pm ET, Interactive Ontario, in partnership with XP Gaming & Toronto Games Week, is thrilled to announce the return of IO Connect!

IO Connect: Summer Mixer 2024 will be an evening of celebration of Ontario’s video game and XR industry, officially kicking off Toronto Games Week and XP Game Summit Afterparty. This year’s event will take place at The Great Hall, one of Toronto’s most sought after entertainment venues with a rich history and a striking aesthetic.


  • Live DJ
  • Drink Ticket(s) & Complimentary Provisions (non-alc options available)
  • Video Game Demo Stations
  • Networking opportunities with your industry peers
  • and More!

Interactive Ontario Members/Partners & CIAIC Members

Be sure to select the IO Member/Partner & CIAIC Member ticket options. As valued members of our organizations, we are offering a 60% discount off in-person tickets to you and your teams! We encourage you to bring additional members of your company and celebrate with our industries. This offer is available to ALL employees of our member studios. Not sure if your studio is a member? View our member showcase page here.

  • Attire: Business Casual
  • This is a 19+ Event.
  • Masks will be provided.

IO Connect is intended for the many amazing people working in video games and XR sector in Ontario, as well as for industry stakeholders and partners. As such, Interactive Ontario reserves the right to refund/reimburse individuals that are not part of the intended audience.

This project is funded/supported in part by XP Gaming, Toronto Games Week, FITC, City of Toronto, Toronto Film School, DJXL, Ontario Creates & Ubisoft Toronto.

Looking to sponsor our event? Please contact us here to receive more information.





XP Gaming
Toronto Games Week
Ontario Creates
Ubisoft Toronto
City of Toronto
Toronto Film School - Video Games
Insert Coin
London Economic Development Corporation
Lucky VR
Triple Dragon
PR Moisan - Creative Consulting

Event Recap

Photos by Brian Simon

We look forward to hosting additional IO Connect Events in 2024, so come and reintroduce yourself to the Ontario video game, immersive and interactive digital media industry.